Monday, June 26, 2017

How To Make Lidah Kucing Cookies

Eid Mubarak has come in the end of June 2017. Some cookies must be provided on the table by every Indonesian Moslem family who celebrates it, Lidah Kucing cookies are one of the popular cookies served for the guests who come to visit. Literally, Lidah Kucing in English is "the cat tongue", why is it called by the cat tongue? Because the cookies which are really thin, flat, and oval are resembling the form of the cat tongue. 

To make Lidah Kucing cookies according to my reference, you have to prepare:

1) 200 gr of butter
2) 4 eggs
3) 200 gr of wheat flour
4) 200 gr of refined sugar
5) 1 teaspoon of vanilla
6) coconut oil
7) chocolate bar (if necessary)

Besides the ingredient, you have to make sure that you own the cooking equipment which are: 
1) Oven
2) Mixer
3) Lidah Kucing mold (if you don't have this specific mold, you can use another alternative mold that can create the same form or any kind of form, it's up to you, importantly, it can be eaten hehe.

The procedure:
1) While preparing the dough, you can prepare by heating the oven up to 140 degrees Celcius.

2) Mix the butter and refined sugar well. For the first time, as a beginner, you may feel worried because when you see the dough, you may think it's impossible to be mixed. However, don't be worried because as the times go by and you keep stirring it, finally the dough can be mixed well. You can end the mixing when you see the dough color becomes white. If its color is still yellow, keep stirring it. The white of the dough color is the sign that the dough has been well mixed. 

butter and refined sugar

It's not mixed enough, continue stirring it

Well mixed

3) Add the eggs one by one, after that, add the vanilla. Mix it well. When you mix it with the eggs, you may find the dough becomes coarse. It's not the indication that you fail, it's just one of the process. Until you add the wheat flour (step no. 4), it will become well mixed again.

the coarse mixture after being added by the eggs

4) Add the wheat flour gradually and mix it well. 

The dough becomes well mixed again after being added by the wheat flour

5) Prepare the mold by smearing it with coconut oil. You can use another ingredient like butter since the use of this coconut oil is just to lubricate so the cookies can be taken out easily. I avoid using butter because I don't like the taste of excessive butter in my cookies so it's okay to use butter according to your taste. 

6) Pour the dough, into the mold. Consider filling it not fully, since the dough will swell during the heating inside the oven. If you pour it fully, I'm worried that the dough will spill over. 

When you pour it fully, the dough will swell and spill over during the baking process

if you do not pour it fully, it will swell and fill the mold appropriately in the end of the baking process

7) Now, the Lidah Kucing cookies are ready to be served. Generally, you can finish the cooking until this step and put them inside the jar. If you still want to add another appropriate flavor to your cookies, I recommend you to add some chocolates to your cookies. 

Cookies after being taken out from the mold

8) You have to heat the chocolate bar until melted. Then, pour the melted chocolate over the cookies or put the cookies in the melted chocolate. 

Dyeing the cookies into the melted chocolate

9) Finally, the Lidah Kucing cookies with chocolate are ready to be served. Put it in the jar and serve it to the guest who comes to visit your family. Have a nice holiday of Eid Mubarak :D


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