Reviewed : 11 Apr 2009
it's definitely the cooking time. the thing with macaroons is that you need to cook them in a pre-heated oven for 10-15 minutes max. when you get them out of the oven, you might think they are not cooked (because they have a soft feel) but they get harder as they cool down. you should try different timings with your oven (because it also depends on the power of the oven) to get the perfect timing. Maybe one day, bake 1 batch, then remove some macaroons from the oven after 10mn, then some at 12 mn, and then at 14 mn - and you can have a tasting party!!!