Lengua de Gato are Filipino butter cookies made from butter, eggs, flour and sugar. These are long and thin cookies resembling cat’s tongue, hence the word lengua (tongue) and de gato (of cat).
Mine turned out wider as I used a larger round tip but you can use a smaller round tip to achieve a similar size to the lengua de gato sold in Baguio.
There are tons of lengua de gato recipes on YouTube. I personally followed Aling Oday’s recipe as I have been following her for more than 5 years now and all of her recipes turned out amazing.
As with every recipe, I always cut down on sugar by not filling up the measuring cup all the way to the top. I like my baked goodies on the less sweet side.
These are surprisingly easy to make. You just cream the butter with sugar, beat the egg whites with sugar until it reach soft peaks, combine that with the butter mixture, add flour and vanilla. Then using a round tip, pipe the batter onto a tray lined with parchment paper, making sure to leave gaps in between as the cookies will still expand in the oven. Bake at 175°C for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool before storing in an air tight container. Simple, right?
Give this recipe a go. I’m sure your family will love it as much as my family does! My dad even joked how much do I plan to sell these for LOL.