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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chocolate Viennese Cookies


I found my old notebook when I was packing my storeroom. One of the stuff that was scribbled in it was a recipe on Chocolate Viennese Fingers. It was really simple to make. No wonder I had it scribbled down. :P

The original recipe required a fluted tip to pipe the mixture into 'fingers' and it also asked for the cookies to be dipped in melted chocolate.

I did some changes to the recipe as I only have a flower tip and I didn't want to dip the cookies into chocolate as I find it difficult and messy to store. I also added corn flour into the mixture to make to more crunchy.

I'm sharing my recipe adapted from the original one. The ingredients for original recipes are shown below in *brackets, if there's a difference.

Loved the results as it was crunchy and sort of melt in your mouth. I would have added more sugar (I got sweet tooth :P ) but the kids and my husband said it was just nice.

Ingredients:
  • 230g Butter, softened
  • 150g Icing/Powdered Sugar *(110g)
  • 200g Top Flour or just All-purpose Flour *(250g)
  • 50g Corn Flour *(omitted)
  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder *(omitted)
  • Chocolate Bits *(200g Plain Chocolate, melted and cooled)

How to do it:
  1. Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  2. Sift all other dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Mix well with the butter mixture.
  4. Spoon mixture into a piping bag with a star/flower tip.
  5. Pipe onto greased baking sheets.
  6. Add chocolate bits to the center of the piped mixture, if desired.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 11 minutes or till firm.
  8. Cool on rack before dipping in melted chocolate, if desired.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing Chef Elaine :-)

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  2. i always have a problem with the cookies loosing its distinct shapes as they are baking in the oven. this is very nicely done!

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  3. Wat's the chocolate bits u are referring to ?

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  4. @Anon, You're welcome but I'm no Chef. ;)

    @Jess, Thanks.

    @Crustabakes, I have that problem with some recipes too.

    @Michelle, They are the brown and white chocolate you see in the middle of the cookies you see in the photo above.

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