viennese chocolate fingers

December 24, 2007 at 9:13 pm | Posted in Chocolate, Cookies | 11 Comments

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there’s something about these cookies that i really like – it could be the whimsical and colourful hundreds and thousands, or the luxurious slather of chocolate on half of the cookie. i made these as part of a birthday gift for a family member. they are buttery but have a rather light texture.

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adapted from practical cooking: chocolate

125g butter, softened
6 tbsp icing sugar
175g plain flour, sifted
3 tbsp rice flour
75g dark chocolate, melted

decoration:

compound chocolate
hundreds and thousands/sprinkles or whatever you fancy

1. preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius. lightly grease 2 baking trays. beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. gradually beat in the flour and cornflour.

2. melt the dark chocolate and beat into the cookie dough.

3. place the mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle and pipe fingers about 5 cm long on the baking trays.

4. bake for 13-16 minutes. leave to cool slightly on the baking trays, then transfer with a spatula to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

5. melt the compound chocolate in the microwave. dip one end of each cookie in the chocolate and decorate with desired sugar dragees/sprinkles. place the cookies on a sheet of baking paper and leave to set.

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  1. will it be okay if i substitue rice flour for more plain flour instead?

  2. wenday: if you use only plain flour, the texture will not be as fine/crumbly. but it’s okay i guess.

  3. hello! tried out ur recipe today but somehow the dough that I got in the end was quite dry, thus i find it extremely hard to pipe it out. When u say beat the melted chocolate into the dough, u meant using the mixer to do so right? Pls enlighten me! (:

  4. wowee, they look scrummy! I think it is the chocolate, the shape AND the sprinkles that make it look so yummy!

  5. may: sorry for the late reply! i think you can thin the dough out a little with some milk. add till you get a piping consistency that’s soft enough.

    bevsedgehills: yes i think so too! thanks for dropping by. šŸ™‚

  6. Oooh yes, very yummy cookies indeed!!!!

  7. thank you pixie! šŸ˜€

  8. i lost your site when i changed laptop, and finally i got through it from someone’s blog.

    i love these chocolate fingers! used to consistently ask my mom to make it for me when i was a little girl. =)

    hope you’re doing well maya!

  9. these look like those hari raya cakes right ? ahaha , you make orders ? šŸ˜‰

  10. Hi there, just to enquire, is it rice flour or corn flour that u use besides plain flour? I was about to make them when I noticed the one in the instructions is different from the ingredients u gave. Thanks šŸ™‚

  11. Oops, thanks for pointing that out Ann. I’ve used both rice flour and cornflour and it worked equally well. It’s used to add a crispness to the cookie.


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