This is a macaron
Catlyn made this macaron. Her first batch & first attempt. It is what a macaron should look & taste like. The smooth doomed cookie and tasty filling. And they have feet! See that lil ruffled edge of the cookie? That is what makes this a proper macaron. You get this by letting the meringue & almond meal cookie set out and get a skin before baking.
As you can see I am well versed in the concept of macarons.
Unfortunately knowing the concept of macarons does not translate into the ability to make macarons. The following are picture from my first TWO failed batched of macarons. The first of which looked amazingly like peacock poop, just lighter in color. I know this because I worked a season at The Philadelphia Zoo and the place is lousy with free wandering peacocks.
We will never speak of this again.