Viennese Whirls Recipe

Indulge in the delicate and buttery goodness of Viennese Whirls with our easy-to-follow recipe. These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are filled with a luscious strawberry jam and creamy buttercream. Follow the steps below to create these irresistible treats that are perfect for any occasion.


  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (for buttercream)
  • 1½ cups icing sugar (for buttercream)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (for buttercream)
  • 1 tbsp milk (for buttercream)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam


Step 1: Preparing the Viennese Whirls Dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/355F (standard) or 160C/340F (fan-forced/convection). Grease and line two large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In the large bowl of an electric stand mixer, add 250g of unsalted butter, 3/4 cup icing sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Beat together on medium speed for 2 minutes or until very pale and fluffy.
  3. Sift over 1½ cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup cornflour. Use the paddle attachment of your mixer to stir the mixture together until a very soft dough forms. Prepare a large piping bag with a star-tipped nozzle.
  4. Scrape approximately 1/3 of the dough into the piping bag and twist the top of the bag to secure.
  5. On the prepared baking trays, pipe small spirals, starting from the outside and working inward. Pull the piping bag upward to create the ‘tip’ of the whirl.
  6. Repeat until all the whirls have been piped. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Allow to cool completely.

Step 2: Making Buttercream and Assembling

  1. In the large bowl of an electric stand mixer (or using a hand-held mixer), add 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1.5 cups icing sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tbsp milk.
  2. Beat together on medium speed for 3-5 minutes or until pale and creamy.
  3. Choose two cookies of a similar size. Spread 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam onto one cookie. Spread or pipe buttercream onto the other cookie.

Indulge in the heavenly combination of buttery Viennese Whirls filled with strawberry jam and creamy buttercream. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice, these cookies are sure to impress. Share the love and joy by baking these delightful treats for your friends and family. Enjoy!

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