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Tray of Viennese Whirls Butter Cookies
Viennese Whirls Butter Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins

These easy to make pretty shortbread cookies are extra buttery and extra delicious.

Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 130 kcal
  • 14 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar plus additional for dusting
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

    Cream the softened butter with the confectioner's sugar.

    Add the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend to combine.

  3. Spoon the batter into a piping bag that has been fitted with a large star tip.

    *Note- to make this task easier, place the piping bag into a tall glass. Fold
    the piping bag down and spoon the dough into the bag.

  4. Use a pencil to outline 2" circles onto a parchment paper sheet.

  5. Flip the parchment paper over so the cookie dough doesn't come into contact
    with the pencil lead, and place the parchment paper onto a baking sheet. *Note
    - to prevent the parchment from slipping or lifting as you pipe the whirls
    onto the paper, add a small touch of dough onto the corners of the cookie
    sheet and press the parchment paper onto the baking sheet.

  6. Pipe rosettes within the circle template drawn on the parchment paper. *Note
    - to pipe the rosettes, apply even pressure to the piping bag squeezing
    gently but firmly. Working from the outside to the inside in a circular

  7. Chill the piped rosettes in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

  8. Preheat oven to 375-degrees.

  9. Bake the Viennese Whirls for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are the
    faintest golden brown.

  10. Remove to a baking rack to cool completely.

  11. Once fully cooled, sprinkle each cookie with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Viennese Whirls Butter Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 106mg5%
Potassium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.