It was about about 5 minutes after the last of the chocolate macarons had been devoured when Ben (okay, and I) wondered where all the macarons had gone.  I needed to make more, stat.  Thankfully I already had a list as long as my arm of different varieties I want to try, so inspiration was not lacking.  This time I opted for pistachio macs with chocolate ganache filling.  They were every bit as wonderful as I expected.  I really wanted to fill them with a pistachio buttercream, but after shelling and peeling the pistachios for the cookie shells, my fingers couldn’t take it any more.  (I swear I bought peeled pistachios at Trader Joe’s once before, but now I can’t find them!)  Of course, ganache never hurt anything and it went beautifully with the pistachio cookies.  And now they are gone, and I need to make more.  Which flavor will be next?

*If you’re new to making macarons, be sure to see my chocolate macaron post for step-by-step photos and information on why measurements are provided by weight only.
*Quick note – it is spelled macaron, not macarOOn as so many continue to call them.  These are two entirely different cookies.  Major pet peeve.