I made cookies with them this year - Langues de Chat, also known as Cat's Tongues cookies.
Langues de Chat are French cookies and are made into a shapes that resemble the shapes of cats' tongues. Easy to bake and they are so yummy and addictive to eat.
I baked 4 different flavours - Vanilla, Matcha, Coffee and Cocoa. Piping them was fun too. I piped 2 flavours side by side to make a piece of cookie, just so that I can have the best of both worlds when I bite into them. Such a glutton am I hehe!
Now, here you go for these cat's tongues cookies. I am surely making them again because hubby said they are yummy and easy to eat. I love pairing them with a good cup of coffee. You will love them too ☺
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Recipe adapted from The Secret of Cookies by Gu Huixue
Makes about 20 pcs for 1 batch
A: 60g butter, 75g icing sugar
B: 65g egg white, some vanilla essence
C: 60g cake flour
Baking temperature: 190deg C upper heat and 180deg C lower heat (I baked my cookies at 220deg C for 14min) (If your oven does not have upper and lower heat control, you may bake them at 180deg c for 10-12min, or till a golden ring is formed round the sides of the cookies)
2. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking mat. Preheat oven to required temperature. Prepare a piping bag fitted with round tip nozzle.
4. Add in cake flour. Using a spatula, mix till a smooth batter is formed. Add in vanilla essence and stir well. (Curdled mixture will become smooth batter after cake flour has been folded in.)
5. Using a spatula, spoon the battery into a piping bag, pipe the batter into strips, about 5cm long, leaving a gap of 5cm between them. (Go creative and dun by piping 2 flavours together!)
6. Bake in oven for 10min. Remove the cookies from tray immediately and set aside to cool.
I made 4 batches of these cookies, 4 flavours.
Steps above is for the original vanilla flavour, for matcha, coffee and cocoa flavours, I divided the smooth batter (Step 4) into 4 bowls, 1 with vanilla essence, add 2 tsp matcha powder to 2nd bowl, 2 tsp instant coffee powder to 3rd bowl and finally 1 tbsp cocoa powder to the 4th bowl. Mix each bowl of batter well. Fill into 4 piping bags and continue from Step 5 onwards for piping.