French macarons may be getting a lot of love lately, but old-school macaroons are a classic in their own right. They have a slightly tropical feel (they're mainly coconut, after all), call for common ingredients (and only five of them, at that) and just so happen to be gluten-free. This recipe from Dan Cohen, founder of New York's Danny Macaroons
, deserves to be in every baker's repertoire.
Get the recipe: Original Vanilla Macaroons