choc-tipped cookies

July 10, 2007 at 2:21 am | Posted in Birthdays, Chocolate, Cookies | 17 Comments

a very dear friend’s birthday is tomorrow (today, in fact) and these cookies are part of her birthday hamper. i am still in love with the look of piped-finger-cookies, and this recipe is a (simpler) variation of the mocha viennese fingers i did last week.



these shortbread cookies are buttery, crumbly and they melt in the mouth.

adapted from the cookie book; catherine atkinson

4 oz. butter at room temperature, diced
3 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
5 oz. plain flour
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

3 oz. coating/compound chocolate, melted
hundreds and thousands/sugar decorations

1. preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius. lightly grease two baking sheets. put the butter and icing sugar in a mixing bowl and cream till very soft.

2. add the flour and vanilla essence to the creamed mixture and mix till thoroughly combined. spoon the mixture into a large pastry bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe 4-5 inch lines onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space for expansion.

3. bake for 15-20 minutes, until pale golden brown. leave on the sheets to cool slightly before lifting onto a wire rack. leave the cookies to cool completely.

4. melt the compound chocolate in the microwave. dip one end of each cookie into the melted chocolate and return them to the wire rack, allowing them to set.





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  1. hi all ur bakes look incredibly good.. where can i find compund choc? can i use normal baking choc or choc chips and melt it down? thanks..

  2. hello nithya, thank you! šŸ™‚ you can find compound choc at phoon huat. the problem with normal baking choc/melted choc is that it doesn’t set. at least that’s what i realise. you can add a bit of shortening or butter though to normal melted chocolate, then it’d set better.

  3. These are so wonderful!
    I love the ones with the little hearts!

  4. hello! may i know where you got your little heart decor things from? šŸ™‚ i’ve been wondering where i can get them!

    thanks a zillion šŸ˜€

  5. it’s from ailin bakery shop at tanjong katong complex. šŸ™‚

  6. hello.
    are the fingers shortbread cookie recipe?

  7. sim yee: yes it is.

  8. Dear Meya,

    I’ve just tried this recipe in the afternoon and my family loves it;D

    Was wondering what star nozzle you used as i tried using a ‘6B’ star nozzle from Phoon Huat and the pattern did not come out as nicely as yours. Is yours a size bigger than this?

    Also, based on your experience, is it possible to shape the mixture into swirl forms and baked in those paper baking cups?

  9. oops, i don’t know what size my tip is. it’s quite big actually. :p i think the bigger ones work better.

    yes it’s possible! that’s one of the variations stated in the book.

  10. Thanks Maya;D i’d try it out soon!

  11. omg its so so damn cute. i want to order! how! email me your contact number?

  12. Hei Hi šŸ™‚ I made these for my sis in law’s bday@
    They r so pretty! Tasted great too! Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚ Keep up E gud work!

    Regards, Maya

  13. Helooo! I tried this for Hari Raya! Tastes so good and looks really pretty too..a hit for the kiddos! Thanks for sharing:)

  14. summersdew: thank you! i’m glad it worked for you šŸ™‚

  15. what size nozzle is used?

  16. Hi Zeenat, I don’t take note of nozzle sizes, sorry! It was just a big star tip.

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