I have been baking these buttery delights for years and these cookies are always a treat to bake and give away for the holidays. Store them in covered cookie canisters and place a pretty bow on it for gifts. This is an AsianInAmericaMag recipe. Makes about 20 pieces.
9 egg whites1 teaspoon cream of tartar2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon fine salt1 cup butter, softened1 cup white sugar1 whole egg1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat the eggwhites with the cream of tartar, till soft peaks form. Set aside.
Sift the flour together with the baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream softened butter and sugar. Add 1 whole egg.
Blend in flour mixture. Add vanilla.
Slowly fold in beaten egg whites by hand, till totally incorporated.
Put cookie batter in a pastry bag, and form 2-inch long pencil-thin shapes, in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 375 F degrees for 7minutes. Remove "lenguas de gato" from pan immediately after baking. Cool on counter.
Store in air-tight containers.