Lemon Tuiles Cookie Recipe

The lemon Tuiles cookie recipe is another exquisite French creation. This delicate cookie is lemon flavored and resembles a thin curved potato chip in shape! These cookies are great for tea parties or a brunch!


3 egg whites
1/4 cup salted butter, melted
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Medium bowl
Small microwave safe bowl
Cookie sheet
Parchment paper
Rolling pin

Step 1: In a medium bowl, let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Step 2: In a small microwave safe bowl, melt butter on medium setting in microwave oven.
Step 3: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Step 4: Add lemon peel and lemon extract to melted butter and combine; set aside.
Step 5: After egg whites have set for 30 minutes, beat them with an electric mixer set at medium speed until soft peaks form.
Step 6: Gradually add the sugar, beating on high until stiff peaks form.
Step 7: Fold in about half of the flour.
Step 8: Gently fold in the butter mixture.
Step 9: Fold in remaining flour until combined.
Step 10: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 11: For each cookie, drop a level tablespoon of batter onto the prepared cookie sheet (bake only 3-4 cookies at a time). Spread batter into 3 inch circles.
Step 12: When cookies are baking drape a piece of parchment paper over the top of a rolling pin.
Step 13: Bake for 5-7 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around edges. Using a wide spatula, immediately remove cookies and drape over the prepared rolling pin (place cookies with the side that was against the cookie sheet against the rolling pin). Cool cookies on rolling pin until cookies hold shape; carefully slide off rolling pin to a cooling surface.

The lemon Tuiles cookie recipe makes 24 wafers.