|Softened butter||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.
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