Posted by: Zorymar | December 16, 2010

Lenguas de Gato (cat’s tongues) Cookies

Tomorrow we have our annual cookie exchange at work. I decided to make these cookies because they remind me of my grandma. She used to bake them all the time, and I remember sitting on the kitchen table watching her and chatting, such wonderful moments… These cookies are light and crunchy at the same time, sweet with a touch of vanilla… just heavenly and so easy to make! 

100 grams unsalted butter
100 grams confectioner’s sugar (approximately 10 tablespoons)
3 egg whites
125 grams flour (approximately 11 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
All ingredients should be at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. In a bowl combine butter and sugar using a hand mixer, mix until creamy. Add the egg whites one at a time, mixing well each time one is incorporated to the mix. Add the flour and mix well to combine. Finally add the vanilla extract and mix well to incorporate. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a piping bag with a flat tip, pipe ‘sticks’ on the parchment paper, leaving some space between each one so they don’t stick together, as they will expand when cooking in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Place on a cooling rack and once cooled store in an air-tight container. The number of cookies this recipe yields will depend on the size of the cat’s tongues 🙂




  1. I absolutely LOVE the name, Zorymar. 🙂 It makes me smile. They look deliciously crispy and perfect with a cup of tea.

    • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, ice cream… they go well with all of these and more! 😉

  2. Why they have the same ingredients as madeline cookies! They’re just not in the sea shell mold. I LOVE madelines and this recipe gave me the idea to make them like yours if I don’t have the mold.


    • Yes Becky, they taste very much like madeleines, with a crunchier texture, I hope you enjoy them!

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