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Langues de Chat - Cat’s Tongues

Course Dessert


  • 1 stick plus 2 tbsp butter room temp
  • cup sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 390°F/180°C.
  • In a standing 5-quart mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. The butter should look light and fluffy. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • One by one, add the egg whites and then the vanilla to the creamed butter. Add a white, beat for 30 seconds, then scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and repeat.
  • Sift the flour and salt a few times so there are no lumps.  Slowly mix in the flour into the butter mixture.
  • Using a pastry bag with a #2 tip, fill the bag with the cookie batter and pipe on to a sheet tray that is lightly buttered or onto a silpat. Be sure to leave 2 inches between the cookies as you pipe, as they do spread a little.
  • Bake the cookies until a nice golden brown appears on the edges, about 12–15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
Keyword cookies, holiday, sweet