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Tuile Leaves

Prepare these elegant cookies using a leaf stencil. This recipe was adapted from "Martha Stewart's Cookies."

  • yield: Makes about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 10 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Sift together confectioners' sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. Add butter, egg whites, cream, and vanilla. Stir until well combined; strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  3. Step 3

    Place a leaf stencil in corner of a nonstick baking mat. Using a small offset spatula, spread batter in a thin layer over stencil. Carefully lift stencil. Repeat filling baking mat with leaves. Transfer baking mat to a baking sheet. Bake until tuiles are golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Using a small offset spatula, lift cookies and quickly drape over a rolling pin to cool, if desired.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat process with remaining batter. Store leaves in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.

Source
Martha Bakes, December 2011