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Cigarette, Tuile and Tulip Cookies

One dough that easily makes three different styles of beautiful cookies. What more could we want?

November 5th, 2015

RICARDO Best Cookies

Shaping cookies requires them to still be warm, but not hot. If the cookies start hardening, reheat them in the oven for 30 seconds (see shaping tips below).
20 cookies
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes per batch
  • 3 egg whites
  • ½ cup (105 g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (70 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

  2. In a bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in the butter and vanilla. With a spatula, fold in the flour.

  3. Spoon 1 tbsp (15 ml) of batter per cookie onto a baking sheet. Place 4 cookies on each sheet, spacing them at least 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Spread the batter using the back of a spoon to form a thin disc, about 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter.

  4. Bake, one sheet at a time, for about 5 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.

  5. Loosen the cookies from the sheet with a spatula and shape into tuiles, tulips or cigarettes (see below for three shaping techniques). Let cool and unmould.


  7. Cigarettes: Place the edge of the cookie on a chopstick or the handle of a wooden spoon. Roll loosely.

  8. Tuiles: Gently press the cookie on a rolling pin and allow it to cool for 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully detach the cookie from the rolling pin.

  9. Tulips: Place the cookie onto an upside-down glass and press into shape. You will be able to serve ice cream and sorbet in these.

Cigarette, Tuile and Tulip Cookies
Christian Lacroix

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