Langue de Chat Cookies
Langue de chat means “cat’s tongue,” referring to these cookies’ long, oval shape that is thought to resemble the shape of a cat tongue. Originally from France, langue de chat are popular in Japan, and you can find many variations on these delicate cookies. However, the Japanese version of these French cookies are often in square or rectangular shapes, as seen with the most famous langue de chat cookie in Japan, Shiroi Koibito.
Shiroi Koibito is the most widely-recognized langue de chat in Japan, popularized as the go-to souvenir snack if you’re coming back from visiting snowy Hokkaido. Langue de chat dough is made with sugar, butter, flour, and egg whites to make a delicately thin, melt-in-your-mouth cookie. Shiroi Koibito’s buttery biscuits sandwich a white chocolate center, making it a pleasant experience from start to finish!