Friday, November 16, 2012

Leaf Tuille Cookies

 This is a Martha recipe from many years ago. Originally, I had bought the stencils she had offered to make the cookies with, but it has long since disappeared. Ideally, a leaf stencil from the craft store would be the thing to use, but hey, it is Thanksgiving, and who really has the time or the inclination to run out and get one? So , we improvise! I printed out a leaf template from her site on cardstock, cut it out, and that is what I used. You can also trace a leaf cookie cutter.
  Martha also had an entirely different recipe for the chocolate version....again, who has time to make two different versions? I had some leftover batter, so I added a tsp. of cocoa, and ta-da....chocolate tuilles!

1 egg white
1/4 tsp. sugar
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2 tsp. cream
4tsp. butter, melted( half stick)
1/4 c. flour

In the bowl of your mixer, whisk together the egg white and the sugar. Add the salt, butter and the almond extract. Blend in the flour.

   Lay your template on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Carefully spread out about 1 tbsp. of batter across the leaf pattern.Be sure to spread thinly. Carefully lift up the stencil. Bake the cookies at 350 for about 6-8 minutes until the edges are golden.
   As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, Using a flat spatula, carefully drape them over a rolling pin to give them a wavy appearance. Let cool. Serve alone, or as a garnish for ice-cream and other desserts.

*** To add sprinkles  or sugar to the rim of your glasses, simply dip the rim into light corn syrup, then into the desired color of sprinkles or sugar! A nice decorative touch!

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