Next, work on making the outer shells of the macaroons. First, beat your egg whites until they are VERY stiff. This should take at least 5 minutes (put your timer on, and make sure you are beating your eggs for 5 minutes). Then, add 1 tbsp granulated sugar, and beat your egg whites again. Add another tbsp of granulated sugar, and beat your egg whites again. Set aside.
Tip: to beat the egg whites properly, add a pinch of salt to the egg whites, and always beat them in the same direction, so you do not break them.