Chocolate-dipped Viennese finger biscuits recipe

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This sweet and moreish chocolate-dipped Viennese finger biscuits are simple and easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Chocolate-dipped Viennese finger biscuits
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories101 Kcal5%
Sugar4.6 g5%
Fat6.6 g9%
Saturated Fat4.1 g21%
Salt0.13 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein0.7 g1%
Carbohydrates10 g4%
Salt0.13 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These chocolate-dipped Viennese finger biscuits are great on their own or as part of a larger dessert. 

Chocolate-dipped Viennese finger biscuits are a classic tea time essential, pairing perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. Our recipe uses just seven ingredients and it takes less than an hour to create these beautiful biscuits from start to finish. While we’ve used milk chocolate in our recipe to stick to the Viennese tradition, you could also use dark chocolate or white chocolate to switch up the flavours. If you’re planning for a special occasion, try incorporating these biscuits as decorations on a cake. 


  • 175g butter, softened
  • 60g golden icing sugar
  • 125g plain flour
  • 60g cornflour
  • ½tsp ground cardamom or cinnamon, optional
  • About 90g dark chocolate
  • Chopped pistachios, optional
  • Piping bag and 1cm (½in) fluted nozzle
  • 2 baking sheets lined with baking parchment




  1. Cream the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour, cornflour and spice, if using, and beat well.
  2. Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Put the mixture in the piping bag and pipe fingers, about 7.5cm long, spaced evenly apart on the paper.
  3. Bake for 15 mins. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of hot water. Dip one or both ends of the fingers in the chocolate and place on paper to set. After dipping in chocolate, you could dip the ends in finely chopped pistachios, if you like.

Tips for making:

For another twist of flavour, add finely grated zest of an orange, lemon or line. Add spice for a wintery feel by finely crushing 10-12 cardamom pods to create ½ a teaspoon of ground cardamom. 

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies