A tuile is a lightweight, crisp cookie that come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and flavors - from sweet to savory.
“Tuile” is French for “tile,” and refers to the shape of the classic tuile, which is typically baked then molded, while still warm and pliable, around something round like a dowel. When the cookie cools, it is slipped off the mold, resembling a tiny roof tile. In addition to this traditional shape, tuiles can be molded into little cups, flowers, cylinders (which can be filled) and other shapes.
Basic tuiles are very simple, consisting mainly of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. Flavorings such as orange or lemon zest, nuts, chocolate or spices can also be added.