Tuiles Cookies

By Cook | Jun 11, 2008

tuiles recipe

Tuiles is a classic, thin, crispy French cookie, which has a shape similar to a roofing tile (hens “Tuiles” in French). The Tuiles is considered to be a prestigious and expensive cookie and it can be found at any french patisserie.
It is served in tea parties all over the world, with ice cream or sorbet, and as a great tasting garnish for desserts at gourmet restaurants.

Ingredients
(makes about 36)

  • 1/2 cup sugar powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 gr) soft butter
  • 2.5 table spoons honey
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks

Instructions

  1. Heat oven up to 300 F (150 C)
  2. In a medium size bowl - mix sugar powder, flour and salt.
  3. In a mixer bowl - Whip butter and honey together until a creamy mixture is formed. Add the vanilla extract.
  4. Add the flour mixture twice, alternately with the egg yolks and whip again until the mixture in constant.
  5. Using a higher mixer speed continue whipping for 1 minute, until mixture is light and completely smooth.
  6. Place a non stick baking paper on a baking dish (you might need more than 1).
    Pour 1 teaspoon of the mixture at a time, over baking paper, 3 inches apart.
  7. Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, flatten each cookie to a 3.5 inch diameter circle. Try and make them as thin and constant in thickness as possible.
  8. Put in oven 1 baking dish at a time. Bake for 8 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown.
  9. Using a spatula, quickly remove 1 cookie at a time from baking paper (while still hot).

If you want to get that classic rounded tile shape:
Place cookie on top of a rolling pin and tighten it on.
The cookies will cool very fast, take it off the rolling pin and place in a plate.
Do so with all the other cookies. You should work fast, Tuiles handled and rounded after cooling will crack or break. You could put it back in the oven for 15-30 seconds to soften it and handle it again.

Have fun,

Nitzan

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4 Comments so far
  1. website design June 15, 2008 8:12 am

    reading this just made me hungry but I am a simple choc chip man myself.

  2. Cook June 15, 2008 8:58 am

    Even though it’s reputation might suggest otherwise - this one is quite simple actually… But I must agree that in the end, during an ordinary day, the chocolate chip is winning the “best snack” award :-)

  3. Micayla March 23, 2010 3:40 pm

    I have to make a legit food item that’s French for my French class, I just happened upon this and I thought it would be a great simple thing to make. I’m super excited to make this and I’m also going to add some chocolate ice-cream to it too.

  4. Cook March 25, 2010 4:10 pm

    That’s great, have fun with it and let us know if you liked the end result :-)

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