He just looked so"relaxed" I couldn't help myself. Anyway, back to the cats' tongue cookies, more fancifully known as Lenguas de Gato. These are the little wafer-like cookies that are served with dishes of ice cream. I always love them when I go out to dinner, and I thought while I was cooking the other day, why not make some myself? So I did some research, read a bunch of recipes and baked some.
These cookies make up pretty quickly, and then the batter rests for about 45 minutes. After that, they only take about 10 minutes in the oven. It's a very straightforward recipe and the bonus is they can either be flavored with lemon or orange. Whatever you choose.
Cat's Tongue Cookies
Here's how to make them.
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/8 tsp of salt
2 tsp of fresh orange zest
Beat it all together on medium high speed until it's nice and fluffy. It should take about 5 minutes or so.
Next add in:
2 egg whites, one at a time into the butter sugar mixture.
Mix it in well.
Once the flour is all folded in nicely and you have a nice mixture as in the picture on the left, place the bowl in the fridge for 45 minutes to rest.
Meanwhile preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
When all this is ready, take a pastry bag or an amazing plastic pastry hypodermic thingy like I have here with snap-on pastry tips, and fill it with the cookie dough.
So here are the cats' tongue cookies, perfect for any Thanksgiving or holiday party. No matter what you're celebrating, these will fit right in. Meee-ow!