Viennese Fingers

The cookie baking bug has really got me and these have been on my mental to try list for a while.

My mum used to make them for us when we were younger and she’d sandwich them together with jam and dip the tops in chocolate.
This is the first attempt at them and I couldn’t believe how easy they were to make.

Viennese Fingers
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 20
  • 200g butter, softened
  • 80g icing sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 250g plain flour
  • Topping
  • 200g chocolate
  1. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan, line two baking trays with paper
  2. beat butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes
  3. add yolks one at a time and beat until well combined, add vanilla and continue mixing
  4. sift in flour and continue beating just until combined
  5. spoon mixture into a piping bag with a large start tip nozzle and pipe about 6cm lengths onto trays
  6. bake for about 10-12 minutes until lightly golden
  7. allow to cool then transfer to wire racks
  8. place chocolate into a metal bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and stir until chocolate has melted
  9. dip tops of biscuits into chocolate and sprinkle with nuts or sprinkles




I’d love to hear if you make them, they do look great and would make great Christmas cookies for friends and neighbours.
If you are interested in more cookie-making techniques and are in Melbourne, I’ll be running a Christmas cookie workshop here.

Happy Saturday friends ♥

  • Yum! My dad loves these too, I might have to make him a some..have a lovely weekend!

  • Yummy!! I'd love to try giving these a go. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Pam

    Ooh yes they do look so delish Cathie! Thanks for the recipe. I'd love to try them. Wonder if they'd work with rice flour instead of the wheat? I'm trying cut out wheat quite a bit lately and have been making a few nice things by substituting the wheat flour.
    So wish I lived close enough to do your class!
    Have a fab weekend. xoxo

  • These are one of my fav bickies that I buy while out for coffee but I've never thought to make them. Thank you for the receipe & inspiration 🙂
    It's a shame I live on the other side of Melbourne, I would of loved to attend your class.

  • Hey, I have just printed it off using the link thing….and it worked a TREAT!!! Thanks Love xx

  • Kat

    they look delicious! I really need to do some more baking soon. Corey's birthday is next week so cakes will be made.

  • I was all excited about doing this until I got to those 2 fateful words – piping bag. I've tried & tried but cannot master this instrument of the Devil. My last attempt ended in tears & I chucked the thing into the garbage bin in a fit of pique, mixture & all!
    Millie ^_^

  • Uh – YUM. I'm going to give these a try…it's been forever since I baked.

  • Yumadoodles my sweet friend…I will be giving these a go for sure! xoxoxo

    Weekend hugs.

  • Oh these look pretty and easy. I might make them for my cookie swap thank you. They look like they might impress the ladies.

  • Yum…. that's exactly what I need with my cup of tea right now.

  • yummy! they look beautiful too. enjoy your weekend x

  • hmmmmmmmm and I hit the print me button…You are so clever!Merci xx

  • Viennese fingers! My favourite! These look uber delicious Cathie. I always buy one from the local bakery in the High Street near my Dad's house. They have been making them since I can remember and they are still just as good and melt in my mouth. This post has brought back memories for me. I never buy in Australia as they always have jam (?). Now I will make my own – Thanks Cathie!
    Have a super Sunday
    PS I will contact you when I am down your way. My in-laws live near Torquay, but I am planning on a couple of trips up to Melbourne to mooch and catch up with some old friends.

  • Oh wow, don't these look delicious?! I think I might have to try this recipe Cathie, thanks! xo

  • I've never had Viennese fingers; I must say you are an artist in the kitchen; these look wonderful and would love to try these.

  • These little morsels would be lovely packaged up as a Christmas treat!

  • Oh Cathie, your cookies look amazingly delicious!!! Wish I could taste just oneee…
    Love! God bless your fairy hands!!! Bela.

  • Guess what I feel like doing today now Cathie….BAKING BICKIES. They look delicious 🙂

  • Ooh yum, you did a great job. Definitely pretty enough to eat 🙂

  • Yummo! You make it really hard to be gluten free ;o)

  • Greetings my sweet friend,
    How are you feeling? Have your headaches eased off at all? Hope you are able to manage dear one.
    Oh my Cathie, these look wonderful! I too have the cookie baking bug…in a BIG way. I just can't get enough time in the kitchen. These little puppies look as if they would melt in ones mouth…Mmmmmm
    I will surely give these a try.

  • They look sooooo good! Hm, will make a cup of tea and think of them – and you! Have a great day!

  • yummy – they look wonderful!

  • Oh man, whenever my aunt makes these (with jam sandwiched in between) I always eat at least 3 immediately – they are so deceptively addicting!