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October 18, 2008

Viennese Swirls

Filed under: only vegan food — by debs @ 2:02 pm
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First time making these, so I made a small trial batch.

4oz margarine

1oz icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

5oz flour

Cream margarine, essence and sugar together. Add flour and beat until a stiff dough forms. Pipe in swirls onto lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 18 mins or so at Gas 4/350F/180C

I made half the mix chocolate though so added probably 1 dsp cocoa and an extra tsp water to make up for the extra dry ingredient (cocoa).

When cool sandwich together with jam (I used Strawberry) and vanilla frosting. In the case of the chocolate ones I used a dairy free chocolate spread and vanilla frosting.



  1. WOAH!!!
    They look delightful!
    Were they scrummy? I bet they were scrummy!

    Comment by Jeni Treehugger — October 18, 2008 @ 3:14 pm |Reply

  2. They were scrummy – they were just how shortbread should be, crumble, short and melt in your mouth!

    Comment by debs — October 18, 2008 @ 3:52 pm |Reply

  3. Those look amazing! Maybe this is a dumb question, but could you bake them in little lumps/squashed down, if you can’t spiral them? Thanks!

    Comment by Caroline — October 18, 2008 @ 4:34 pm |Reply

  4. I would have thought you can make them just as a flat cookie…the dough is plenty stiff enough to roll into a ball and smoosh a little!

    Comment by debs — October 18, 2008 @ 5:05 pm |Reply

  5. so pretty. thanks for the recipe.

    Comment by kittee — October 18, 2008 @ 5:58 pm |Reply

  6. Excellent, thanks for your response!

    Comment by Caroline — October 18, 2008 @ 9:36 pm |Reply

  7. Gosh, these are beautiful! I’m bookmarking the recipe, though I don’t think my piping will be as perfect as yours.

    Comment by Caty — October 18, 2008 @ 10:45 pm |Reply

  8. They look so good – I love viennese whirls.

    Comment by Sal — October 19, 2008 @ 9:54 am |Reply

  9. Wow…If I tried to make these, they wouldn’t look nearly as good, I’m sure. I featured this in a VeganMoFo roundup post today at so that people can see how absolutely yummy (and pretty!) vegan treats can be.

    Comment by Stephanie E. — October 22, 2008 @ 5:18 pm |Reply

  10. They’re really easy, and very quick (from mixing bowl to belly in under an hour!!)…but thank for the compliments AND for featuring me in your MoFo round up – I’m very honoured!!:-)

    Comment by debs — October 22, 2008 @ 5:43 pm |Reply

  11. THESE ARE SO PRETTY!!!!! they look so amazing! definitely a must make šŸ˜€

    Comment by Tofufreak — October 23, 2008 @ 11:20 pm |Reply

  12. they look so fancy! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

    Comment by Bethany — October 28, 2008 @ 11:11 pm |Reply

  13. So simple yet so elegant! The combination of frosting and jam in the middle sounds very tasty – I will definitely try these.

    Comment by Kati — November 5, 2008 @ 5:53 pm |Reply

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