I just discovered these at the San Francisco Ferry Station Farmer's market today - baked by an organic patisserie called "Miniette". They were so crisp on the outside - like a meringue, light and chewy on the inside (I had one with specks of Pistachio nuts) and sandwiched between was a light cream.
I can't believe I've never been acquainted with Macarons before!! They are the most ethereal cookies. (But you can only eat one at a time because they are so sweet. Into my second cookie, my mouth actually burned - the kind of burning sensation when your taste buds are overloaded). They are a bit like meringues but imagine a meringue with flour and nuts.
Anyone have a recipe?