Lengua de Gato (Filipino Butter Cookies)

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 175Β°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.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Kristin_Bea says:

    great snack while watching horror movie with your fam 😍

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    1. N says:

      Great idea! I just left the jar on the kitchen counter if anyone wants to grab a cookie or two after a meal πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Kristin_Bea says:

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚very kind of you… 😍😍😍


  2. They look like the ones you will find at souvenir stores in the Philippines! You can definitely sell these! Thank you for sharing your post and recipe. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

    1. N says:

      These came close to the authentic lengua de gato sold in the Philippines! I actually thought lengua cookies contains milk but there isn’t any πŸ™‚


  3. Thalena says:

    Wow. Lengua de gato is my fav. I always bought it in Maxs HAHAHAHHAH. Thank you for thisπŸŒ»πŸ’›


  4. My favorite 😻


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