Lengua de Gato (Filipino Butter Cookies) Recipe


Lengua de Gato (Filipino Butter Cookies) Recipe

How To Make Lengua de Gato (Filipino Butter Cookies)

These crisp and thin Filipino butter cookies or lengua de gato melt in your mouth! Plus they only require a few ingredients to make.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 egg whites, from large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄8 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets or cookie trays with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl using an electric hand mixer or using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter on medium-high speed for 2 to 3 minutes until soft and creamy.

  3. Add sugar and continue beating for 4 to 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Remember to scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.

  4. Add vanilla extract and egg whites and beat for 4 to 5 minutes until incorporated.

  5. Switch to low speed and gradually add flour and salt until combined.

  6. Transfer the cookie dough into a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with one of the tips cut to about ½-inch in diameter.

  7. Pipe 3-inch long cookies on the prepared baking pans, allowing about 1-inch of space around each cookie.

  8. Bake the lengua de gato for 12 to 15 minutes or until they’re dry in the middle and starting to turn a light brown on the edges.

  9. Remove the pans from the oven and allow the cookies to slightly cool in the pan. After a few minutes, slide the parchment paper into a cooling rack to allow the lengua de gato to cool completely.

  10. Carefully peel cookies from the parchment paper and enjoy!


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