Langues de Chat

Easily made French cookies.


  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 50 g plain flour (sifted)
  • a few drops of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6).
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Whisk the egg whites lightly and gradually beat into the creamed mixture.
  4. Carefully fold in the flour and vanilla extract.
  5. Place the mixture in a piping bag fitted with a 2cm/3|4 inch plain nozzle.
  6. Pipe 7cm/3inch lengths onto a greased and floured baking sheet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, by which time the biscuits should be pale golden but darker around the edges.
  8. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool.


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