The first time I ever heard of macaroons was as an undergraduate student at UC Irvine.  I  was reading Ibsen’s play, A Doll’s House, where in one scene, the main character Nora hides one of her favorite treats, macaroons,  in her pockets, concealing them from her husband.  To my chagrin, that’s the main thing I recall from that play!  Go figure.  I  have discovered however that, like Nora, I too like macaroons. So, thinking I wanted to make something with my almost full bag of coconut flakes, I looked up a recipe for these sweet, scrumptuous treats.  This recipe  is from the Allrecipes website.  It took me about 8 minutes to put the ingredients together, and another 25 minutes or so to bake.  Hmmm, somehow I’m now inspired to reread A Doll’s House.