Lidah Kucing a.k.a. Cat's Tongue Cookies

These cookies are quite popular back in Indonesia. Why the name is Lidah Kucing a.k.a. Cats Tongue cookies, maybe because of their long and thin shape. :) It’s just like butter cookies, a bit crunchy and easy to make.

125 gr butter
80 gr icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
50 gr egg white
125 gr plain flour

- Preheat oven at 180C
- Cream butter, icing sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Add egg white bit by bit, beat until well combined.
- Fold in the flour, mix well.
- Put the batter into the piping bag, cut the end to made round tip.
- Start piping a long strip around 3-4cm length on the baking papers.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or lightly brown.
- Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Other flavour variation you may create such as mocca, cheese, chocolate, etc.


  1. Yummy.
    Do they stay crunchy?

    I've read some blogs having trouble with this cookie, saying that the inside is chewy and not crunchy.

  2. Hi Wendyywy,

    Yes, they are crunchy (but not hard), maybe because I used egg whites.

  3. I read from Agnes's Chang book, apparently Cat's tongue = madelaines = Shiroi Koibito .

  4. Hi Quinn,
    Shiroi Koibito, I agree. But madeleinies, I'm not too sure, it looks like a small cake to me.

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