Cat's Tongue, Katte Tongen or Lengua de Gato
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 3 Egg whites
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 ½ cups Sugar
  • 2 sticks Butter (1 cup) - softened
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff then add the vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, measure out and mix together flour and sugar.
  4. Alternately add butter and flour mixture to the beaten egg whites until combined.
  5. Place the batter in a plastic piping bag and pipe out in 1½ inch length by ¼ inch thick. Place them about 2 inches apart as they will expand as they cook.
  6. Bake them for approximately 5-6 minutes or until edges are just slightly browned. (depending on your oven, this may take up to 8 minutes but should not be more than that)
Let the cookies cool in the pan for about 30 seconds to a minute before lifting them off with a spatula. This will allow them to set a bit and keep their shape. If you start taking them off the pan too soon, they will wrinkle up and fold on you. However, if you leave them too long in the pan and they start cooling, they also have a tendency to stick. So gauge your timing and see what works best for you.
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