My beautiful niece turned one this past week and celebrated her birthday with an Under The Sea Themed party. I was very excited to help by making her a smash cake and some beached themed cupcakes. Everything was set up so cute I just had to share some shots from the party.
To top the cupcakes I made Sand Dollar Tuile Cookies. They are light and crisp and perfectly paired with edible sand made from crushed graham crackers, vanilla wafer cookies and brown sugar.
Sand Dollar Tuile Cookies
- 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
Preheat the oven to 325F. Then, whisk together sugar and flour in a small bowl. Add egg whites and butter and mix until just combined.
Working in small batches, Thinly spread the batter into a even rectangle onto a baking sheet lined with a slipat. Bake until edges begin to turn golden brown about 10 minutes. Immediately remove from the oven. Working quickly, cut shapes into cookie with small round cutter. If it becomes too hard to cut, return the baking sheet to the oven for about 30 seconds.
While the cookie circles are still warm cut out the addition decorative holes using a bent straw(four outside holes), and pipping tips (for the middle hole I used a #5 round tip and for the large oblong hole I used a #104 petal tip. Then prick holes using a toothpick to creating the star design in the cookie. Again, if it becomes hard to cut pop the cookies in the oven for about 30 seconds so that they become more playable.
Once the cookies have all been cut out and decorated return to oven, and bake for an additional 5 minutes until they start to brown slightly.
Repeat with remaining batter until all cookies have been cut-out.