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Viennese Cookies

A Swedish friend shared this recipe with me many years ago. A chocolate glaze tops tender cookies filled with apricot jam.—Beverly Stirrat, Mission, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-2/3 cups ground almonds
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour and ground almonds; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/4-in. round cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Spread jam on the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip half of each sandwich cookie into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 186 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • homemadewithlove
    Dec 23, 2013

    I found these perfect for a fancy Christmas cookie tray or dessert table. The dough when chilled rolled out perfectly. I used a scalloped edge round cutter and had about 18 sandwich cookies. I also drizzled melted white chocolate over the semi-sweet for an additional effect. Beautiful!

  • dwheeler1872
    Dec 30, 2012

    No comment left

  • rajesh.sharma5
    Nov 23, 2011

    Try it.

  • rajesh.sharma5
    Nov 22, 2011

    I will try this.

  • HudsonGal
    Apr 19, 2011

    My family has been making these for decades, and they are fantastic! Be aware that the dough is incredibly fragile, which makes it difficult to roll, but it is TOTALLY worth the effort.