Lengua de Gato
Perfectly sweet, buttery, and crisp, Lengua de Gato are the ultimate baked goodies! They're great for gift-giving or just to keep on hand for any time you need a sweet treat. Try this super easy recipe and enjoy the cat's tongue cookies homemade, warm, and fresh from the oven.
Servings: 70 cookies
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 egg whites, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and sugar. Use the paddle attachment to cream the mixture until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed.
While beating, add the egg whites gradually, mixing well after each addition.
Beat in the vanilla extract.
In a small bowl, combine flour and salt. Add to the butter mixture.
While beating at low speed, gradually add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and beat until moistened. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue to beat until well-incorporated.
Transfer the batter into a large pastry bag with a 1/4-inch round tip or Ziploc bag with the tip cut off.
Pipe the batter into about 1/4-inch thick and 3 inch-long logs on the prepared baking sheets at about 2 inches apart.
Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for about 14 to 17 minutes, or until the sides are starting to brown, but tops are still light in color.
Remove from the oven, allow to slightly cool, and transfer to a cookie rack while still warm.
Allow to cool completely. Cookies will crisp up as they cool.
- Bake the cookies until the edges start to brown, but the tops are still light in color.
- They'll be soft to touch when taken out of the oven but will crisp up as they cool.
- Allow to slightly cool and remove from the parchment while still warm to keep from sticking.
Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg