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Portuguese Cat Tongue Cookies

Língua de Gato Portuguese Cat’s Tongue Cookies

Língua de Gato also known as Cat’s Tongue Cookies, are simple to make requiring little effort, and are perfect to eat along with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate or with a bowl of ice cream.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Azorean, Brazilian, Portuguese
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1/2 cup salted butter 125 grams cold
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120 grams
  • 1/2 cup sugar 120 grams or 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 large egg 50 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2.5 grams


  • Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C) and line baking pans with parchment paper
  • Add the sugar and butter into a mixing bowl and beat until the mixture is fluffy and smooth about 3 minutes.
  • Slowly add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  • Add the flour and beat until the batter is smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a piping bag and cut the tip about 1/4 inch.
  • Pipe strands of batter about 2 inches in length and 1/2 inch in width, separating them about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool for at least one hour before serving.
Keyword cat tongue cookies, cookies, Língua de Gato Portuguese Cat’s Tongue Cookies