Thursday, January 15, 2015

Langues de Chat (Cat's Tongues Cookies)

What do you normally do with the leftover egg whites from the baking pineapple tarts or lapis? Cook and eat them, use them as face mask or throw them away?

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 ☺

Langues de Chat (Cat's Tongue Cookies)
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)

1. Cut softened butter into dices. Sift cake flour.
2. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking mat. Preheat oven to required temperature. Prepare a piping bag fitted with round tip nozzle.

3. Place ingredients A into mixing bowl.  Using a whisk, beat the mixture till light and fluffy. Add egg white in 2-3 batches and beat well after each addition. (Batter might appear curdled after the additions and mixture of egg whites.)

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.


  1. Hi Janice,
    Lovely cat tongues cookies! I have been meaning to make some for ages! These must be really good with a cup of tea! Great for snacking!

    1. Hi Joyce, thanks and yup these cat's tongues cookies go so well with coffee or tea. Try them and you can also sandwich melted choc with them, that would be even more yummy 😉


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