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Hi all, Today, I want to bake some cookies: Something sweet, buttery, super crunchy, and something cat-like… I still have some egg whites left from yesterday baking. Eureka! I know what I shoul
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What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/4/2012 2:08 PM EDT
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Hi all,

Today, I want to bake some cookies: Something sweet, buttery, super crunchy, and something cat-like… I still have some egg whites left from yesterday baking. Eureka! I know what I should bake today! I will bake langue de chat cookies (French for cat’s tongue).

Here is the link to my blog with more complete instruction and more pictures: http://simplyafoodblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/am-i-a-cat-person-and-my-favorite-cookies-recipe-langue-de-chat-meow/


So why do they called them cat’s tongue cookies. No one knows. I have a funny theory. They have that name because they have shape like real cat tongue, and they also have rough surface after baked, just like real cat tongue. So that should explain the name.


It is a very easy to bake and easy to eat-up-all-of-them-at-once cookies. It only contains only 5 basic ingredients for baking. This is a recipe that I recommended for beginners to enter the wonder world of baking.

Ingredients
  • 120g butter at room temperature.
  • 120g granulated white sugar
  • 100g egg whites (approximately 3 egg whites from regular size eggs)
  • 130g all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. salt


The original recipe that I used to work with does not use salt. But one thing that I learn from my baking experience is that contrary is the key for dynamic flavor, like in Indian curry, you adding sugar to make the your dish more spicy. By adding a very small amount of salt, you are actually enhancing the sweetness and complexity flavor in your baking. So, what the harm?


Instructions

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 200 degree Celsius.
Put sugar and butter into your mixing bowl. Cream them up with the paddle attachment of the stand mixer. Or use the whisks of the hand mixers.

Start at low speed to incorporate the sugar into the butter. At first, they will look grainy and they butter color is yellow. Keep beating at high speed. Be patient.

After 5 minutes of creaming, they should look like this. The butter color is now pale yellow, almost white and it has gained some volume too since this step is to introduce air into the mixture. Like below.

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Step 2: Add egg whites into the mixture, one by one, with stirring by paddle attachment every time. After adding the 3rd egg whites, your mixture might look like everything is not well combined, almost like egg or tofu curds. It is totally normal. Don’t worry, mine are like that too, look.


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Step 3: Now add 1/3 of the flour, vanilla extract, and salt in. Mix well just until incorporated. Add another 1/3, mix again, and repeat one last time. You don’t want to add all the flour in at once, it might cause lumps in your batter. As I said, be patient and delicate.


After 3 times adding and mixing flour in, you should have a very thick batter like this.


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Step 4: Put the batter into a big piping bag. I usually put mine into a big tall glass, open it up and the scoop my batter in. That way, the batter is more manageable and you will have less cleaning to do after.


Step 5: Prepare your cookie trays (recommended 2) with baking papers. Pipe the batter out from the bag in form of small long cigarettes of 1cm wide, 5 cm long, each 3cm away from each other. DO NOT pipe them any closer to each other than 2cm. Be generous, these cookies do know how to spread.


Step 6: Bake that cookie tray in the middle rank of your oven for 10 to 11 minutes, just until the edge have light brown color. Like this. This batch is beautifully and correctly baked.


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At first the cookies are soft and bendable. But they will crisp up very quickly after 3 minutes. And they should come out of the tray very easily.
Do stay near the oven and watch those little cookies, because once they brown up, they brown up real fast.


Here is how I arrange these cookies baking. When I put the 1st tray into the oven, I start piping batter out on the 2nd tray. When the 1st tray is ready, I take it out and put the 2nd tray in. I then let the 1st tray cool down a bit, let’s say 5 minutes, take all the cookies out, and pipe another batch on (while CAREFULLY watch the 2nd batch in the oven). The batter may spread a bit on the 1st tray because it’s till a bit hot and that’s OK, they still perform the same inside the oven.


Step 7: Let the cookies cool down for 10 minutes. In the meanwhile, prepare yourself a cup of rose tea.




And then, enjoy!

What about you, what is your favorite?

Rose,

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/4/2012 4:20 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
 Iliketo make SWEET & CHEWY  FUDGE  BROWNIES( bar cookies)
They'reE HUBBY'SFAVE & easily made  &  I LIKE THEM TOO!
I recently tried out an idea for oatmeal PB cookies ( made w/ wholegrains( wholewhet flour & oats.I use less sugar & make a lower carb high  proten chewy cookie that we both enjoy
 If I make them thinner or bake longer, I  get a crispy cookie  goodfor dunking into milk, coffee/ tea or hot cocoa.I love( chocolatealmond)  biscotti ut they cameout too tough using W.W. four& I try to onlly bake w/ whole wheat  flour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Of the RTB cookies,I like white Chip macadamia nut by nestle's of course! 

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/4/2012 7:52 PM EDT
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Fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies!! Tongue out

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/4/2012 10:14 PM EDT
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Peanut butter cookies made with chunky peanut butter.

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/5/2012 7:22 AM EDT
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My favorite recipe is for oatmeal raisin walnut cookies.

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/5/2012 8:03 AM EDT
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For me it is a toss up among choc chip, wookie cookies and raisin filled cookies!

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/5/2012 9:47 AM EDT
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by far it's choc chip cookies but also I like a good sugar cookie

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/5/2012 9:58 AM EDT
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Wow,

Great suggestions, all very drooly.

I personally enjoy oatmeal cookies, like a lot. Then some ginger, cinamon cookies, makes it just like Christmas, yummy. And butter shortbread cookies, you know, the one like Danisa butter cookies. :)

Cannot have enought,

Rose

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/5/2012 1:20 PM EDT
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#1....a soft sugar cookie...#2...ANY WITH CHOCOLATE!.....#3....Oatmeal.  Now my mouth is watering.  Excuse me while I go rev up the oven and bake something!!

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/5/2012 2:57 PM EDT
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Hard to beat chocolate chip oatmeal with walnuts or fudgy brownies with walnuts

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/31/2012 7:03 PM EDT
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A goodshortbread cookie is hard to beat.  Love them dipped in a bit of ganache.  Talk about decadence!  What's not to love about butter, sugar and chocolate?
Then again ya gotta love a good Chocolate Chip cookie
This could take all day..there are not many (homemade) cookies that I would turn down.

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 5/31/2012 8:38 PM EDT
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I make so many cookies .................. Many of them are my very favorite when I eat one..... or two Wink
Isn't it funny that baking cookies is one of the joys of my life.

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 6/1/2012 5:37 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?:
I make so many cookies .................. Many of them are my very favorite when I eat one..... or two Isn't it funny that baking cookies is one of the joys of my life.
Posted by Nancy G


I am sure that you baking cookies is one of the joys in the recipient's lives as well.

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 6/2/2012 8:19 PM EDT
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I love Snickerdoodles and all butter short bread cookies.Goes good with cold milk or a nice hot cup of French press coffee.

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 6/10/2012 10:01 AM EDT
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I have been thinking about what my favorite cookie is.  Are we going to include bar cookies as cookies?  Are Brownies cookies or are they thought of as cake?
I have to ponder this a bit more...maybe with a cup of tea and a Chocolate Caramel Brownie......

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 6/10/2012 11:36 AM EDT
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I bet mose of us love them all or at least 3/4

Re: What are your favorite cookies recipes?

posted at 9/21/2012 4:54 PM EDT
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Hi everyone! Smile
I'm kinda new here but I also want to share my favourite cookie recipe. :D

Chocolate Crinkles 
If you want to know the recipe I follow, here's the link.

The ones I make are chewy and round, although I used to make the flat ones before. I really like them because of the icing sugar coating. 


You should try it! I just notice these cookies are not that too popular. Happy baking and eating~! Smile

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