V for Viennese Fingers - Day 22


This week seems to be flying much faster than all the other weeks! We are onto Letter V of the mega blogging marathon. Excited about baking for the last few letters of  the alphabet :)


V for VIENNESE FINGERS -AUSTRIA 




These light, buttery crisp cookies dipped in chocolate are native to Vienna. They are typically piped into whirls, baked and then sandwiched with vanilla icing. The recipe for the whirls and the fingers is the same. Some recipes call for egg yolks but I chose to make these eggless. I initially thought of doing the Viennese Whirls but they would be similar to the Lemon Sandwich Cookies so I made these Fingers instead. 




These cookies are different from Vienna Fingers which strangely have no connection to Vienna and have been manufactured by the U.S. Company Keebler, a division of Kellogg's. 

You will need: 
Makes: 24 2-inch long cookies

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temp
115 gms All-purpose flour
25 gms Powdered sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract 

40gms dark chocolate 
Chopped nuts/ sprinkles (optional) 

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

Cream the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the vanilla extract. Then add in the flour and beat until combined. Transfer mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large Rose tip - Wilton 

Pipe mixture onto the lined sheets in a tight wave. Space them about an inch or two apart. The cookies will spread while baking. 




Bake for 10 minutes until golden brown around the edges. Bake one sheet at a time. 

Transfer cookies to a cooling rack. 




Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 20-second bursts until smooth and shiny. Dip one end of cookie in the chocolate and set on a parchment lined sheet and allow to harden. If you choose to use nuts or sprinkles, add them while the chocolate is still wet. I used white nonpareils. 

Store cookies in an air tight container. 


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8 comments:

  1. These are so very pretty! Love the fingers so consistently shaped. Kudos to you. Bookmarked!

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  2. How beautiful those Viennese fingers looks, love the way you piped the dough. Very catchy they are.

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  3. Beautiful fingers. You have amazing piping and decorating skills. Bookmarking this to try. awesome.

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  4. Very pretty and tempting cookies.

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  5. Wow, these fingers are a beauty...I have never piped cookies and have been wanting to bake some..book marked instantly.Absolutely fantastic.

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  6. Awesome fingers Namratha, you have got them so perfectly done!..looks so delish!

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  7. Such pretty looking cookies. Love of uniformly you have piped them -- great job!!

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  8. The fingers look so perfectly shaped. Chocolate dipped side is irresistible.

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