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Viennese Cookies

Viennese Cookies

Recipe Video Above. Best butter cookies ever! These Viennese Cookies by Pierre Herme are quite a treat. Festive, delicious and perfect for Christmas! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Austrian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 14 cookies
Calories 107kcal
Author Iryna


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  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl whisk together softened butter and powdered sugar until white. (See my tips about softening the butter in the post instructions).
  • Add in the egg white and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • In a second large bowl sift together flour, salt and cocoa powder.
  • Fold dry ingredients into the butter and sugar mixture until you have a smooth batter. Pop the bowl into a fridge for 5 minutes.
  • Using a pastry bag fitted with 1 mm Wilton 1M Icing Tip pipe W-shaped cookies onto a baking sheet leaving about 1 inch of space in between them.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Carefully transfer the cookies to cool on a wire rack. 
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough. Make sure that the baking sheet has cooled off completely or use the other one.
  • Sprinkle cookies with the powdered sugar and serve.



---Nutritional Information Should Be Considered An Estimate---


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.2g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 7.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2.2g | Iron: 0.5mg