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Langues de Chat (French Cat Tongue Cookies)

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword cookie, dessert, France, French, langues de chat
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
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Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 55 Cookies


  • 125 g (~8 3/4 tablespoons) unsalted butter softened
  • 125 g (~1/2 cup + 5 teaspoons) caster sugar superfine sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 125 g (~1 cup) all purpose flour

Possible Garnishes:

  • Lavender flowers
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Melted chocolate
  • Lemon or orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 390 degrees F (200 C) and line two baking sheets with parchment or lightly grease.
  • In a large bowl, beat sugar into the butter until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the butter mixture. Gently fold in the flour.
  • Fit a piping bag with a 1/2 inch tip and add the batter. A ziploc bag can also be used with 1/2 inch corner cut off.
  • Pipe 3 inch long strips onto prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each strip. Sprinkle with lavender, cinnamon, or zest, if using (just one garnish on each cookie). Bake in preheated oven until golden around the edges, 5-8 minutes.
  • If using chocolate, allow cookies to cool completely before dipping. Texture is best day cookie is baked.