Rating: 4.29 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

These cookies are called 'cat's tongues'. They are easy to make. This is a French recipe, but it has already been converted to conventional measurements.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
35 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
70 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg whites one at a time until batter is light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla. Mix in the flour just until blended. Dough will be a little stiff.

  • Using a cookie press or a pastry bag with a medium star tip, press dough onto prepared baking sheet into 3-inch lengths, like a ladyfinger.

  • Bake cookies in preheated oven until straw-colored, about 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

  • When cookies are cool, dip one end of each cookie in melted chocolate and place on wax paper until chocolate hardens. Store in a cool place.

Nutrition Facts

83 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 10.2g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 25.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2004
The cookies turned out good. They don’t taste like sugar cookies though, more like shortbread. My chocolate chips started to cool before I got all the cookies dipped and then the cookie would break when I tried to pull it out f the chocolate. I would suggest adding something like butter to the chocolate chips to thin it out. Read More
(43)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/09/2016
It was too chalky for my liking. But otherwise it was alright Read More
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2004
The cookies turned out good. They don’t taste like sugar cookies though, more like shortbread. My chocolate chips started to cool before I got all the cookies dipped and then the cookie would break when I tried to pull it out f the chocolate. I would suggest adding something like butter to the chocolate chips to thin it out. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This recipe is excellent! I got a lot of compliments. I used a cookie press and they looked like store-bought cookies. Caution if you use a press add flour. A pastry brush helps apply the chocolate. This recipe is quick and easy. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was a very simple recipe. They look really nice when you are done...and taste pretty good...just a little time comsuming. Will make agian for a special occasion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2005
Very easy recipe. I decided not to dip them in chocolate because I prefer a less rich cookie. They are perfect with espresso - French of course:) Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2010
These cookies were great! They were quick and easy to make and they look fantastic if you use a cookie press. I did dip them in chocolate but the only thing was that the actual cookie part was a little lacking in flavor. I would suggest to others to add a bit more vanilla or something when you make them. But overall a great recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
good without chocolates too Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
I've gotten many compliments on this cookie. Instead of vanilla extract I used maple flavoring. It's been a hit so far. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2003
These weren't the tastiest but look rather impressive. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
I typically make these without the chocolate but I like them both ways. My boyfriend absolutely adores these. He thinks they taste like Nilla wafers but to be honest I like these cookies more. Everyone I've made these for has liked them so far. This recipe is a winner as far as I'm concerned. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
09/09/2016
It was too chalky for my liking. But otherwise it was alright Read More