Lenguas de Gato Cookies

These cookies remind me of my grandma because she used to bake them for us all the time. I remember sitting on the kitchen table watching her, learning -without really knowing it then- to love cooking and baking… “Lenguas de Gato” are light and crunchy at the same time, sweet with a touch of vanilla… just heavenly and so easy to make! 

100 grams unsalted butter
100 grams confectioner’s sugar (approximately 10 tablespoons)
3 egg whites
125 grams flour (approximately 11 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
All ingredients should be at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. In a bowl combine butter and sugar using a hand mixer, mix until creamy. Add the egg whites one at a time, mixing well each time one is incorporated to the mix. Add the flour and mix well to combine. Finally add the vanilla extract and mix well to incorporate. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a piping bag with a flat tip, pipe “sticks” on the parchment paper, leaving some space between each one so they don’t stick together, as they will expand when cooking in the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Place on a cooling rack and once cooled store in an air-tight container. The number of cookies this recipe yields will depend on the size of the cat’s tongues :)

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