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Oak Leaf Tuiles (Cookies)



  1. Trace an oak leaf onto a large, flexible plastic lid, (i.e., coffee can lid) and cut out stencil silhouette.
  2. Heat oven to 400°. Sift 1/3 cup plus one tbsp flour with cocoa; set aside.
  3. In bowl of electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in egg whites, one at a time.
  4. Transfer half the batter (2/3 cup) to medium bowl. Fold in flour-and-cocoa mixture until well combined, and set aside.
  5. Fold remaining flour into remaining batter until well combined
  6. Place Silpat baking mat on top of a baking sheet and place stencil on mat. Using offset spatula spread a thin layer of white batter over stencil. Gently remove stencil. Repeat, making more leaves, spacing evenly.
  7. Transfer 1/4 cup chocolate batter into a pastry bag and pipe chocolate veins onto white leaves. Repeat as necessary to make more cookies
  8. Bake until golden around edges, about 4 minutes. Using spatula, drape leaves over a rolling pin to cool.

Estimated prep time:

1 hour
Yield: 40-50 cookies