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Lengua de Gato

You can make this classic Filipino butter cookie, Lengua de Gato using 6 simple ingredients only- flour, egg whites, butter, vanilla extract sugar, and salt. Don't be fooled by its unassuming appearance, for these thin and crisp cookies have a buttery and mildly sweet taste that you simply won't get enough of!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino, Spanish
Keyword: cat's toungue cookies, lengua de gato, lenguas de gato
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 44kcal
Author: Bebs


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cake flour sifted


  • Preheat oven to 160°C.
  • Cream the butter, salt and sugar using electric mixer. Continue mixing for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • While mixing, gradually add the egg whites followed by vanilla extract. Mix for a minute at medium-low speed
  • Turn speed to low and gradually add the flour while continuously mixing. Continue to mix until the ingredients are well incorporated and the batter becomes smooth.
  • Get a piping bag with a star or round tip (#21) or just cut the tip of the bag to make a hole. Spoon the mixture into the piping bag.
  • On a baking tray lined with parchment paper or silicon mat, pipe round, thin strips of batter about 3-inches long per piece. Space them out about 2 inch apart so they have space to spread while baking.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to turn golden.
  • Remove from the oven and loosen cookies from the trays while still warm. When completely cool, pack them in airtight containers.



Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg