Lenguas de Gato (Cat's Tongue Cookies)

Lenguas De Gato (cat's Tongue Cookies)

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Lori Loucas


These cookies are wafer-thin. They're sold in every little pastry shop in Madrid, and are super delicious served with ice cream or custards.


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6 dozen
20 Min
15 Min


  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 3/4 c
  • pinch

How to Make Lenguas de Gato (Cat's Tongue Cookies)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream the butter until light colored and fluffy. Add the sugar, vanilla and zest. Continue beating for 1 minute.
  3. Add the egg whites and beat until the mixture is very light in texture. Gradually add the flour and salt.
  4. Scoop the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4 inch round tip (#11 or #12). Pipe dough onto a greased cookie sheet in 2 1/2 inch lengths. Leave space between cookies, as they will spread while baking.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the cookies are very lightly browned on the edges. Watch carefully, as they burn easily. Remove them IMMEDIATELY from the pan and let cool on a rack.

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About Lenguas de Gato (Cat's Tongue Cookies)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Spanish

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