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Patriotic Striped Cookie Rolls: also called tuiles, cigarettes russe, French cigare, Piroulines, Pirouettes. red white and blue desserts.

Striped Cookie Rolls

From magazine Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla and egg whites and mix until incorporated.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low and add in flour just until incorporated.
  4. Remove 1-2 tablespoons of batter to a small bowl and add food coloring.
  5. Put 1 tablespoon of plain batter on the baking mat and spread into a 4-6" oval. You want it very thin!
  6. With a toothpick drag some of the colored batter across the cookie to make stripes (I used a knife to make two wider stripes instead of 5-6 skinny stripes).
  7. Bake at 350F for about 7 minutes, until the edges just begin to turn golden brown. Watch carefully! If the cookies are overbaked they will not roll.
  8. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 30-45 seconds. Remove a cookie from the pan and roll around a chopstick, wooden spoon handle, etc. to make a thin tube. You need to work quickly before the cookies harden.