Life's better with cake and a sprinkle of fairy dust
These are “Viennese cookies”, according to the chef at bakery school. He insisted on calling them that.
I resisted the urge to point out that the textbook listed them as “Swiss piped cookies”.
Wikipedia claims they are really “sables”, from the French word for “sand”, referring to their sandy, short texture. Allegedly, they originated in Normandy, France.
The Austrians want nothing to do with them, even though they are named after its capital.
For 30 years of my life, I thought these were Danish, because I used to eat them as a child out of a blue, round tin with a picture of a windmill on the lid.
So are these French/Danish/Austrian/Swiss???