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The Finer Cookie:
Lemon Macarons

The perfect first date, a series on lovers and cookies.

By Kimberlie Robert

It’s your first date, and you’re preparing an elaborate dinner, but it all seems like an exercise in futility because you’re hoping dinner will not happen. What you really want to eat has nothing to do with the meal. Still you carry through with your plan. The table is set; the candles are out, and the Lemon Macarons are off to the side. The doorbell rings; you exchange glances, then briefly consider dinner… when you have both risen from the depths of your licentious, shameless abandonment, you feel hungry. In bathrobes and bare feet, you softly descend the stairway into the kitchen where the refrigerator light punctures the quiet darkness. Neither of you have any interest in what was for dinner. Instead you grab the plate of Lemon Macarons, and follow each other back upstairs. Your first bite cracks the crispy shell, as you penetrate the succulent lemon buttercream filling. The second bite uncovers the sinfully tart lemon curd center. Together you experience the truest nature of Lemon Macaron with its cooling sensuality. It’s a perfect first date.

Click here for the Lemon Macarons recipe

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Photography by Kimberlie Robert

kimberlie robert

Kimberlie Robert is currently the Executive Cookie Maker at The Finer Cookie. As of recently, she has worked as an Executive Assistant for five years. Prior to that she was the Coordinating Director/Partner of an Advertising Agency. She has earned an MA in Art History and a BA in English Literature. She is also a writer and researcher, short story editor, pastry chef, tango dancer and gardener.

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