Friday, July 23, 2010

Day 353: Almond Tuile Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 16 cookies, 8 sandwiches
Time (Start to Finish): 1 hour

¾ cup sugar
½ cup egg whites (about 3)
1 tsp vanilla
pinch salt
5 Tbsp flour
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup lightly toasted sliced almonds
1 tsp orange juice
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ orange zested

orange amaretto cream from yesterday, Day 352

1. Preheat the oven to 400F
2. Whisk together the sugar, egg whites, vanilla, orange juice, and zest
3. Add the salt, flour, and cinnamon
4. Add the melted butter and make sure it is all whisked together
5. Fold in the almonds and put in the fridge or freezer for about 30 min until it is thick from the butter rehardening
6. Generously grease a cookie sheet and spoon teaspoon size amounts of batter VERY far apart…maybe like 4 cookies per cookie sheet and spread the almonds out in the batter
7. Bake for about 7 minutes or until they are brown. Try not to under bake them or they will be soft
8. Let them cool on the pan for a minute and then remove and put on a cooling rack
9. Take the orange amaretto cream and spread in between 2 of the cookies, however much you like and serve immediately. If traveling with these, spread the cream on when you get there

Rating: 5 strawberries
Notes: Another 5 strawberries!! These were better than I ever thought they could be! The cookie is light and crispy and the cream adds a ton of flavor. The almonds should be lightly toasted first, and im telling you they are great. They wont be even in size or perfectly round but once you take a bite you will be hooked. Also they are very attractive with their almond pieces. Thanks to the girls from Boston visiting who helped me eat these yummy treats, and today I ran my first 8 miles! Longest I ever have, so it was nice to reward myself with something sweet! Oh, and silly me made the cream yesterday and somehow brought it to work (cooking in the AM makes me loopy) and I left it in the fridge, so I had to make it all over again…thank goodness it is the best thing in the world. I am telling you, you must try these bad boys!

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