Homemade cat tongues cookies, how to make them step by step

Cat tongues cookies there are recipes that never go out of style and cat tongues is one of them. They are some delicate, crisp and light biscuits with a mild flavor that we love. These cookies are ideal to accompany a coffee and, if you have to give a gift, they will be perfect. It is a very simple recipe, we will simply have to take care of placing them separated from each other on the tray before putting them in the oven, because when they are baked they spread a lot, and if they were too close together they would end up sticking. Except for this simple precaution to keep in mind, the recipe is very easy and always turns out well.

plate with cat's tonguesMonica Prego

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • cooking time: 10 minutes
    • total time: 25 minutes
    • rations: 10, 30 units
    • Category: desserts
    • type of cuisine: international
    • Calories per serving (kcal):236

Ingredients for cat’s tongues

    • 2 eggs
    • 125 g butter at room temperature
    • 125g icing sugar
    • 125 g of pastry flour
    • 1 pinch of salt
Ingredients to make cat's tonguesmonica prego

How to make homemade cat tongues

We start by turning on the oven at 180 °C. We weigh all the ingredients and separate the whites and yolks of 2 eggs. Put 125 g of butter at room temperature together with 125 g of icing sugar in a bowl and beat these ingredients until you get a creamy mixture. Next, add the egg yolks one by one and beat until incorporated. We will use the whites later.

Whipping the ingredients to make cat's tonguesMonica Prego

Sift 125 g of pastry flour with 1 pinch of salt and gradually add it to the previous mixture without stopping beating.

Adding the flour to the mass of cat's tonguesMonica Prego

Whip the 2 previously separated whites until stiff and add them to the previous mixture.

Incorporating the egg whites into the mass of the lenguas de gatoMonica Prego

We are integrating the whipped egg whites into the mixture, with smooth and enveloping movements, with the help of a spatula.

Mass of cat's tongues listMonica Prego

Once the dough is integrated, we place it in a pastry bag with a smooth nozzle and we form the tongues. We make some strips of dough that we will place quite apart from each other, because in the oven, they will expand a lot.

Making cat's tongues with the piping bagMonica Prego

Once we have them all ready, we bake them for 10 minutes, or until they are golden, at 180 ºC with heat up and down. When they are ready, we remove them to a wire rack and let them cool.

Cat tongues chilling on the grateMonica Prego

Once cold, we will have them ready for the snack. They keep crunchy for several days if we keep them in an airtight box.

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Easy preparation summary

    1. Turn on the oven at 180 °C, separate the whites from the yolks, beat the butter with the sugar and add the yolks one by one
    1. When the mixture is creamy, add the sifted flour with the salt
    1. Whip the egg whites and add them to the previous mixture
    1. We integrate them with soft and enveloping movements
    1. Place the dough in a pastry bag and form the tongues on a baking tray
    1. Bake them for 10 minutes and let them cool on a wire rack.
    1. Cat’s tongues can be eaten once cold