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Lace Almond Cookies (Tuiles)

Lace Almond Cookies (Tuiles)

Lace Almond Cookies (Tuiles)

Lace Almond Cookies (Tuiles)
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Course: Drop Cookies, Filled CookiesCuisine: FranceDifficulty: Medium
Servings

12

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Very thin and crispy cookies from France. Leave them flat to sandwich with melted chocolate (pictured), or immediately drape them over a form when removed from the oven to give them interesting shapes.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

  • 2/3 cup sugar, granulated

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 4 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup almonds, finely ground

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional, pictured)

Directions

  • To make the Tuiles:
  • Pre-heat oven to 375F and generously spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Lay two sheets of waxed paper on the counter. Cream sugar and butter together. Whisk in egg whites and then remainder of ingredients, except the chocolate. Dollop about 1-1/2 tablespoon of mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Spread thin in round shapes and place into oven for about 8-10 minutes. Only bake 2 cookies at a time. When the cookies are light golden brown remove from oven and allow to sit for a few seconds. With a flat pastry spatula remove cookies from pan and allow to cool on waxed paper. For added effect, while still warm drape cookies over a rolling pin and allow to harden to the shape of the pin. Repeat until all dough is gone.
  • Chocolate sandwich variation (pictured):
  • Alternately, leave them flat, and when the cookies are thoroughly cooled, sandwich them with melted chocolate. Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat just until chocolate is melted and smooth. Spread melted chocolate on one cookie and immediately top with a second, to make a sandwich. If you do this, you will have a yield of 6 sandwich cookies. You can easily double the recipe.

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My favorite cookies since I was a child! They look great and taste even better.
- A Baker
I'v been looking for a really good lace cookie recipe, I thought this would be the one, I was very dissappointed. It was a waste of time.
- A Baker
Such a great recipe. Very cheap to make and very impressive. I served mine with some ice cream and berries and got rave reviews about the cookies. (From one gourmand friend, "Yum! Where did you buy these."--I pretended not to be insulted.) Next time I may use an orange extract and serve them with fruit salad. FYI-whatever extract you use will dominate the flavor. My mom always used almond extract. I may try maple and serve it with vanilla custard...possibilities are endless with this recipe. THANKS.
- Carey in SoCal
These come out very nice and simple ot make. Wafer thin and very light. It is different then the usual Xmas Cookie. This recipe makes ~10 12 dollar bill sized cookies, could easily double the recipe. Next batch I am going to substitute something like dried blueberries instead of almond.
- A Baker
French lace cookies - elegant and tasty!
- Astrid Le Doux in CA
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