Grated Vienna Cookies Recipe

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It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is my children absolutely go crazy for my tasty Vienna cookies. Hot out of the oven, you can’t beat this delicious treat. Most importantly, they only have 220 calories meaning you don’t have to feel too guilty if you decide to treat yourself to more than 1.

The recipe itself is relatively simple to make and doesn’t need to be overcomplicated. Although there is some work involved in prepping, the majority of the time will be spent waiting on the recipe to finish.

blackcurrant cookies

If you’re anything like me you can’t wait to get stuck into this recipe and taste that delicious blackcurrant jam. Your family and friends will love you for making this dish but best of all you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.

How To Make Vienna Cookies From Scratch

Vienna Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Laura RittermanCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 
Calories

220

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 and 3/4 Cups of Flour (350g)

  • 2x Large eggs

  • Sugar – 1/2 a cup

  • Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp

  • Baking soda – ¼ tsp + Lemon juice – 1 tsp

  • Pinch of salt

  • 7.7 oz of Butter (225g)

  • 12 oz of Blackcurrant jam (350g)

  • Optional: Powdered sugar

Directions

  • Take the eggs at room temperature and put them in a bowl. Add sugar, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt and beat for several minutes until the eggs with sugar are smooth and bright.
  • Add the butter to the eggs and beat everything together (the butter should also be at room temperature, take it out of the freezer several hours before cooking).
  • Mix baking soda with lemon juice and add to the whipped butter and eggs.
  • Sift the flour into the liquid mass and knead a soft dough that should not stick to your hands (you may need more or less flour than indicated in the recipe, it depends on the quality of the flour)
  • Form the dough into a ball and put in the freezer for 1-2 hours so that the dough freezes well.
  • Take the dough out of the freezer and divide it into two parts 1\3 and 2\3. Most of the dough is needed to form the bottom and sides, a smaller part of the dough for the top on top of the filling.
  • Cover the mold with parchment. Rub most of the dough on a coarse grater and make the bottom and sides. Lay out the filling (you can use any jam of your choice).
  • Rub a small portion of the dough on a coarse grater and put on top of the filling. Bake the cake in the oven at 180 ° C for about 35-40 minutes.
  • Cut the finished cake into small cookies! If desired, you can sprinkle with powdered sugar!

Notes

  • An optional ingredient to use is powdered sugar which can coat the cookies and deliver a nice presentation.

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