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DharMag October 2016 Lingue di gatto cookies recipe: how to make the perfect cat's tongues

Lingue di gatto cookies recipe, best Italian recipe of Piedmont, Italian food Lingue di gatto or if you want to translate them, cat’s tongue, ​​are the typical cookies of Piedmont, famous for their elongated shape reminiscent of the tongue of our feline friends.

The recipe of these lingue di gatto cookies is the classic one, to obtain fragrant, light and very thin biscuits that dissolve in your mouth in a blink of an eye (tongue?). They are perfect for an afternoon tea, but also delicious if dipped in a cup of coffee or Chantilly cream.

The secret to make the perfect lingue di gatto cookies ​​is in the dough, which must be soft and fluffy, in fact, you should put it into a pastry bag before giving shape to the biscuits.

That’s all, folk, let’s skin the cat!

Ingredients for making lingue di gatto cookies

  • 125 grams of flour
  • 100 grams of softened butter and well whipped with a spatula
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams of sugar

How to make lingue di gatto (cat’s tongues)

Whip the butter for 5 minutes with a spatula.

Mix butter and sugar until the mixture is very foamy, then slowly add the eggs one by one and keep whipping, add flour, keep whipping for 5 minutes more and let it rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes put the mixture in a sac à poche with a thin spout.

Grease 2 oven plates (or use some baking paper) and, at distance of 3 cm from each other, make 5 cm length “stripes” of dough.

Put in the oven at 200 ° C and remove the cat tongues cookies ​​when the edges are golden brown.

What wine matches well with lingue di gatto cookies?

Dried grapes of Albana, best sweet wines for cookies, wine and food pairings The perfect wine is the Albana passito Domus Aurea from Stefano Ferrucci winery, a sumptuous dessert wine, with amazing structure and finesse, rich in spicy and candied nuances.

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