Tuile Cookies
This classic French cookie looks elegant (and it is), but is so versatile, and simple to make!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Ingredients

  • 104 grams flour (¾ cup, plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (113 grams)
  • teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoon s unsalted butter (113 grams. Melted cooled a bit, not screaming hot)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Instructions

  • Sift the flour, confectioners' sugar, and salt into a medium-sized bowl Then, whisk it together until thoroughly combined  
  • Whisk in the melted butter, egg whites, vanilla, and almond extract until you have a thin, very smooth batter. Whisk until it’s frothy 
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, but no longer. Stir and check the consistency of the batter. If it seems quite thick, add milk, ½ teaspoon at a time, until the batter is thinner again. Preheat the oven to 400° towards the end of the rest/chill time
  • Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out 2 teaspoons of dough, spaced about 5" to 6" apart on the sheet. Make only 4 tuille cookies at a time, because you must work with them quickly after they come out of the oven
  • Use a thin spreader or a butter knife to smooth the batter out to 4" to 5" circles. The batter will be spread quite thinly. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes, or just until the very edge of the tuiles begins to turn golden brown
  • Working quickly, with a thin spatula, peel each tuile off the parchment and form into the desired shape. For shaping the tuiles, see notes below 
  • Serve plain, dipped in chocolate, with a filling, or dusted with confectioner’s sugar

Notes

Makes approximately 25 cigar-shaped cookies
Notes:
To shape the tuilles:
  • lay them over a rolling pin, or a wine bottle, to form shells
  • roll them around the handle of a round wooden spoon to form cigars
  • use a large, round form to make cannoli-sized tubes for filling
  • drape them over the base of a lightly greased heat-proof shot glass, pressing to form an upside-down flower. Remove the cooled tuile and stand right side up, ready for filling
They can be
  • stored airtight for up to 10 days
  • filled with pastry cream, mousse, sweetened whipped cream, and/or fruit. Fill just before serving so that the delicate tuiles don't soften from the moisture in the filling
Nutrition Facts
Tuile Cookies
Serving Size
 
12 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
144
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.3
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
20
mg
7
%
Sodium
 
42
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
29
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
0.2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
233
IU
5
%
Calcium
 
4
mg
0
%
Iron
 
0.4
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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