Cats' Tongues

Cats' Tongues, or Langues de Chat, are French cookies similar to madeleines or lady fingers. They are a perfect embellishment for a bowl of ice cream.

Makes: 36Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 36


  • 1⁄2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2⁄3 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat egg whites and vanilla until stiff peaks form; fold into butter mixture. Carefully sift flour over top; fold in.
  • Put dough in a pastry bag and pipe 3-inch-long cookies.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Cool.
  • Dip one end of cookie in melted chocolate; allow chocolate to set.