Viennese Christmas Cookies

And baking continues. Here I go in my oven mission, now that cold, foggy weather is here and it finally smells like Christmas time. This is another cookie recipe from Le Cordon Bleu and, as all other recipes I've tried from that book, this one's also delicious.

This is my entry for Eat Christmas Cookies, a very nice event Susan is organizing at Food Blogga! You can see all entries here. These event was brought to my attention by Cris. Thanks, sweetie!

Viennese Cookies
Adapted from Le Cordon Bleu, Cookies

(24 cookies)

100 grs unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of a small lemon
50 grs icing sugar
1 big egg, lightly beaten
150 grs all-purpose flour
100 grs bitter chocolate (+ 70% cacau - I used Lindt)

Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest into a bowl, until fluffy and creamy. Slowly mix in the egg, stirring between each addition. Add sifted flour gradually. Preheat oven to 200º C.
Put batter in a bag or use a spoon and place shaped cookies on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on a rack.

Set a medium heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Place chocolate in the bowl and stir until just melted. Merge half of each cookie in the chocolate and allow to cool on a baking sheet.

Note: to use chocolate on all (24 cookies) 200 grs of chocolate are needed - I only melted 100 grs as I also used cherries on part of the cookies and let a few simple.


Sylvia said...

Oh my...Those cookies looks really good, and if the recipe is from the Cordon Bleu, better, all recipes that I made from those books are amazing.
Beautiful presentation Suzana.

Cris said...

Hi Suzana! Your cookies look so yummy!!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Hi Suzana,
Thanks for submitting these lovely Viennese Cookies to Eat Christmas Cookies. They would be an elegant addition to any Christmas cookie tray, especially with the festive red cherries in the center. And I LOVE Lindt chocolate, so that makes them extra yummy to me. :) -Susan

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Christmas cookies, Suzana! Happy Holidays!

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Suzana said...

Sylvia, Cordon Bleu books are really nice. I have a few and they're all great. Thanks for visiting Gourmets english twin!

Cris, everybody around here loved those cookies - specially the chocolate ones. Unfortunately you're not close enough to taste my Viennese. Wish I could send you some !

Susan, thanks for your nice comments and for putting "Eat Christmas Cookies" up - it's a brilliant event!

Maryann, my pleasure to visit (and link) your lovely site. Thanks for your kind words!

Happy holidays everybody!