Sunday, May 13, 2012

Making Cat's Tongues (French cookies)

When you feel like making something special in the kitchen it doesn't have to take very long. Here's a cookie recipe my daughter and I loved for its clean taste and cool name:

Cat's Tongue Cookies (Langue de Chat en Francais)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon rind (extra)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg.
  2. Beat in the vanilla, lemon rind and flour.
  3. Drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375° F for 6 minutes.
These delicate and buttery cookies will have slightly browned edges when cooked perfectly. My daughter and I love them for their sweet and delicate flavor. This cookie is like a designer dress with all the right edges...with the fresh taste of lemony goodness.