I haven’t made a recipe with the title written only in Italian since I first started this food blog, so why am I doing it now? Well because the translation to English is not the prettiest! Cat tongues, see what I mean?
And why you ask would a cookie ever be called Cat Tongues/Lingue di Gatto? Because it has the shape and the top of the cookie has that rough surface just like a cat’s tongue.
Oh but don’t let that fool you, they are super delicious, buttery, crunchy and yes I just ate four while I was writing this post.
Every bakery I have been into they always have Lingue di Gatto and lots of them. This is one of the simplest and easiest cookies to make.
The perfect coffee/tea cookie, the perfect last-minute guests-are-coming-cookies to serve with a dish of ice cream.
Lingue di Gatto are a five ingredient one bowl cookie recipe. Trust me I am the saddest person with a pastry bag and as you can see they came out fine!
I prefer to line cookie sheets with parchment paper rather than lightly grease the sheets.
Let them bake in a moderate oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden. Eat them as they are or if you feel like snazzing them up a bit, dip in melted chocolate. Enjoy!
Lingue di Gatto
- 8 tablespoons butter softened 112 grams
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar 85 grams
- 3 large egg whites room temperature
- 1 cup flour 120 grams
- 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 grams
- Pre-heat oven to 375° (190° celisus) Line 2 or 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Gradually add flour and continue beating, add egg whites one at a time and beat until smooth and creamy. (should resemble cake frosting).
- Fill a pastry bag (1/2 inch tip) and pipe out 3 inch (8 centimeter) long strips approximately 1 inch (2 1/2 centimeters) apart.
- Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool completely. Dip in melted chocolate if desired. Enjoy!