Langues de chats or if you want to translate them, cat’s tongue cookies, are the typical cookies of France and Piedmont, famous for their elongated shape reminiscent of the tongue of our feline friends.
The recipe of these Langues de chat 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 making the Langues de chat cookies is in the dough, which must be soft and fluffy 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 Langues de chat cookies
- 125 grams of flour
- 100 grams of softened butter, whipped with a spatula
- 2 eggs
- 100 grams of sugar
How to make Langues de chat cookies (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 the 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 a 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 tongue cookies when the edges are golden brown.
Take the cookies out of the oven, let them cool and then store them in a sealed box: in this way, they can be kept for a couple of weeks. Serve with custard, for tea, soaked in Vin Santo or covered with almond cream.
History of cat tongues
Usually, we consider Langues de chat cookie a French recipe, but as often happens between France and Italy, when it comes to original confectionery and dessert recipes, we often get carried away by issues of parochialism. The fact is that there are no recipes codified in France, so let’s leave the territorial question in suspense and let’s enjoy these wonderful cookies, whether they are French or Italian, it doesn’t matter.
What wine matches well with Langues de chat cookies?
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.