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wienerstube Cookies 9-min

I will be honest, I didn’t have the highest expectations for these cookies. They came recommended by an Austrian friend and I thought I would at least give them a go to be nice. I whipped up the dough and took a little nibble. Whoa, was it unbelievably tasty! These Wienerstube cookies instantly won me over with their deep chocolate flavor and subtle kick from black pepper, cayenne, and warm spices. I heard someone compare the flavor to a spicy oreo and that’s pretty much dead on. I know they sound a little strange, but don’t knock ‘em til you take a bite. They’re going to surprise you!

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The warm and chocolatey flavor would make these a perfect treat for the holiday season, but I will most definitely be making them all year long. Since the dough is frozen before it’s sliced, they’re a great cookie to whip up on a moment’s notice since you can keep a batch in the freezer. Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Cut off a few cookies and pop them in the oven. Easy as that.

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The cookies may seem a little soft when you take them out of the oven, but it’s important to avoid overbaking. They will continue to firm up as they cool and are just delightful with a slight chewiness to them. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee, as an afternoon snack, or a late night treat. This Austrian speciality is sure to hit the spot on any occasion.

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Yield(s): Makes 40 cookies

10m prep time

10m cook time

1h 30m inactive

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5
Rated by 19 reviewers
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparation
  1. In a small bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until well combined. Add egg and vanilla and mix until light and smooth.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
  4. Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll chilled dough into two logs about 3 inches in diameter and wrap them tightly with plastic wrap.
  6. Freeze dough logs for 1-2 hours or until frozen through.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Remove dough from freezer and slice into rounds about ½ inch thick, then arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes. Cookes will continue to firm up as they cool!
  10. Allow cookies to cool, then store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Madaboutmaida.blogspot.com