Tuiles aux Amandes (Almond Tiles)

Tuile means "tile" in French, because these cookies are shaped like the clay tiles you can see on many roofs in France. They are very delicate and delicious with a mousse au chocolat, for example.

Makes: 18 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 18 cookies


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 8.5 oz. sliced almonds
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 empty wine bottles


  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over very low heat. As soon as it is melted, remove from heat and reserve.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the sliced almonds with the sugar and the flour. Whisking continuously, add the egg whites, and then the melted butter. Once everything is well mixed, put in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put a parchment paper sheet on a baking sheet. Take one spoonful of batter and put it on the parchment paper. With a fork, flatten the dough into a thin oval. Repeat 5 times; never bake more than 6 tuiles at the same time. Put in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare two clean empty wine bottles. When the tuiles are all golden, take them out of the oven. Use a spatula to take them off of the parchment paper immediately, and put them on the bottles. They have to take the shape of the bottle so they are curved.
  • Take the tuiles from of the bottles and let them cool down. Store them in an airtight container.