Though I respect macarons, macaroons are much closer to my heart. My grandfather, a man of great dignity and taste, was crazy about them. Here I should insert that a really good macaroon is a rare thing. Too often macaroons are dry, papery and almost completely devoid of real coconut flavor. Thus, most people — quite understandably — avoid them. If you’re one of those folks, I hope you’ll at least try the recipe I’m going to put up. It’ll change your mind about macaroons, I promise.