But can I just say ... oh my gosh they are still delicious!
Here was my photo taking process: "Oh no, this one is too runny, I'll just eat it (chomp) this one too (chomp)," and before I knew it I had eaten like five. Major diet buster.
The baking process started out well, I had perfect little mini circles and I made way less of a mess in the kitchen than the first time. I even got a digital scale (see how seriously I am taking this!)
I fixed my next batch with heavy metal spoons on the ends of the parchment, but it looks like I will not be using this stuff again. What's the point of parchment if you can't make cookies with it Martha?
My fiance asked me how many times I was going to keep trying to perfect these. I suppose I'm just obsessed enough at this point to keep trying until I get it right.
BTW these were raspberry cookies with strawberry filling. I had planned to call them Very Berry French Macarons, until they were renamed Delicious Failure.