Creamy Light Lengua de Gato
Lengua de Gato is a type of Filipino cookie butter. It is a popular product for pasalubong, especially if you visit the summer capital of the Philippines, BaguioCity! Aside from strawberry products and peanut brittles, Lengua de Gato is one of the more known food you can get for your loved ones when visiting Baguio. When bought from stores, Lengua de Gato is often packed in plastic jars with yellow lid.
Lengua de Gato means cat’s tongue in Spanish, because it is thin and looks like a cat’s tongue. In some European countries, Lengua de Gato is called Lenguas de Chat. Lengua de Gato is also associated with Christmas and is eaten with hot chocolate or coffee, perfect for cold winter mornings!
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar + 1/3 cup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 2/3 cup cake flour
- 3 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350F and line two cookie sheets over parchment paper.
Cream the butter and ½ cup sugar for 2 minutes using mixer on medium speed.
Add the vanilla and egg yolk and mix well.
Switch the mixer to low speed and add the cake flour little by little. Keep on mixing until all ingredients are combined.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites using mixer on medium speed. Do it until soft peaks form. Little by little, add the 1/3 cup of sugar and switch mixer to high speed. Beat until stiff peaks form.
Combine egg white mixture and batter and mix on low speed until they are both evenly distributed.
Put the batter in a piping bag with ¼-inch round tip. Pipe the batter into 3 inches lines on the cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes or until edges turn slightly brown.
When done, take it out of the oven and cool before putting in into an airtight container and sealing it with a ribbon.
Tita Kathy tip:
Make sure to watch over the Lengua de Gato when baking because they can easily burn. Let me know what you think about this recipe on the comment box below.