'Tuile' is the French term for 'tile'. These cookies are very pliable when still hot and are traditionally draped over a rolling pin. When cool, they would resemble the tiles on old French villas.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
1 hr 7 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Beat in the egg whites, one at a time. Beat in the vanilla.

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  • Lower the speed and add the flour or flour-cocoa mixture (see Cook's Note) and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. Cover bowl and chill for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Cut a small hole (about 3 1/2 inch diameter) in a thin piece of cardboard or plastic to serve as a template in forming the tuiles. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat and place the stencil on it. Using a small off-set spatula, place a small amount of the batter in the center of the hole of the stencil and spread it out evenly. Carefully lift the stencil off. Repeat for more cookies.

  • Bake in preheated oven until lightly brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and while still hot, remove tuiles from the pan and drape them over a rolling pin. Allow to sit a few minutes to harden and cool. Store in an airtight container.

Cook's Notes:

To create Chocolate Tuiles, substitute 3/4 cake flour sifted with 5 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder for the 1 cup cake flour.

The plastic lids from yogurt or cottage cheese containers are perfect for making stencils.

Shape the tuiles however you like: drape the hot cookies over a rolling pin, over a glass, or in the hollows of an empty egg carton.

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 19.4g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 19.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Did not use stencil. Draped over rolling pin while still warm. Added almonds and toasted sesame seeds. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Did not use stencil. Draped over rolling pin while still warm. Added almonds and toasted sesame seeds. Read More
(43)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Has a Delicous taste and can be made for any occasion! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
I found this recipy highly applyable. with good taste and strength. Probly use it more often for garnish-easy Read More
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