LISA’S TIP - These are a great treat if you're following a gluten/dairy free diet! They are my Grandma’s special recipe and we make them together. The tip with macaroons is that they bake quickly and it’s a judgement call as to when they are done enough. I actually prefer the pale ones which are soft throughout, although some people prefer a little colour and a harder shell. To be honest they taste great pale or slightly browned, and if they last longer than a day (highly unlikely), they will get firmer in time so I would lean towards a light brown colour. They are great with a cup of tea or coffee any time.