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  Softened butter 5 Tablespoon
  Flour 5 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 2
  Sugar 5 Tablespoon
  Blanched ground almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1 Tablespoon
  Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced

1 Reserve 2 tablespoons each of butter and flour for cookie sheets.
2 Preheat the oven to 425 degrees farenheit.

3 Sift the flour alon with cornstarch thrice.
4 In a bowl beat the egg whites lightly with a whisk.
5 In another bowl, beat the remaining butter with sugar until fluffy.
6 Gradually add egg whites, beating vigorously.
7 Slowly fold in flour and then the ground almonds.
8 Add a few drops of vanilla and a drop of almond extract for flavor
9 Grease 2 cookie sheets with butter and sprinkle generously with flour. Shake off the excess.
10 Drop the miture on cookie sheets by half teaspoonfuls,approx 2 inches apart.
11 Using a damp knife blade, spread each cookie out into a very thin disk of about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
12 Make sure the disks are equally thin and uniform throughout.
13 If slightly thicker in the center, cookies will be spongy and not crisp.
14 Sprinkle a few crushed almond flakes on each cookie.
15 Bake for 5 minutes, or until cookies are golden, with a fine brown fringe.
16 Tuiles are shaped like Spanish roofing tiles; therefore,keep a rolling pin or any other cold metal, glass or wooden object ready with a similarly curved surface to shape the cookies.
17 As soon as the cookies are taken out of the oven, quickly remove each one using a spatula and curve it around the prepared shaping tool, keeping the nutty side up.
18 Keep aside for 1 or 2 minutes to harden; then remove and transfer to a cooling rack.

19 Serve as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 485 Calories from Fat 262

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47%

Saturated Fat 10.8 g54.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 40.3 mg13.4%

Sodium 30.9 mg1.3%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.5%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16.1%

Sugars 20.8 g

Protein 10 g20.4%

Vitamin A 9.4% Vitamin C

Calcium 8.3% Iron 11.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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