Lingue Di Gatto ( Italian Flat Cookies )

We were watching an Italian cookery show  where they were making Lingue Di Gatto which literally translates into cats tongue. My little one just looked up at the mention of the cookie name and said mamma why don’t you make these cookies they have a funny name, and I can help you. So  I looked up the recipe and started with my little chef  by my side . He did all the whipping ( and enjoyed doing it 🙂 ) plus was off the telly and his video game   for a while (as  goes with summer). They turned out delicious and my little chef said they were addiciting ( a good reason to gobble up a few at a go 🙂 )
Pipe the cookie batter through a pipping bag
Pipe the cookie batter through a pipping bag
The cookies flatten when u bake
The cookies flatten when u bake




  • 7 tbsp(100 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla essence
  • 7 tbsp/100 g icing sugar(confectioners’ sugar)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 100 g flour


  1. Preheat the oven to about 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the butter, vanilla powder, and icing sugar. Whip the mixture to a creamy and fluffy consistency. Slowly add the egg whites and the whole egg  little at a time to the mixture and continue mixing until fully combined (don’t worry if the mix looks curdled after adding all the egg ,when flour is added it will be ok) .
  3. Then slowly add the flour and mix well until fluffy and uniform in texture.
  4. Place the mixture into a piping bag and squeeze out approximately 2 1/2-inch/6 cm long strips (about 2 1/2-inch/6 cm apart) onto a greased baking sheet. Strips will flatten and expand in the oven. Bake for approximately 6-7 mins, or until golden.



Link to the original recipe


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