These turned out really well. I am a good baker but have never tried Macarons before and my son loves them. Mine were a touch more moist/chewy than store bought which I liked and I'm sure if you played with the time/temp, you could change that as you want. The only hiccup is that salt was added to the kit but isn't included in the recipe anywhere. Further, I got 2 different jam flavors in the kit. I'm not sure if that was on purpose or not.