Wienerstube Cookies

I’ve mention a hundred times that I’m not much of a baker. I definitely don’t make cakes, and I am rarely capable of making a decent cookie. But back when I catered, there were a few foolproof cookies that I’d make if some sweets were required by the client. Not just because I was capable of making this particular cookie, but because they are delicious.

One of these is a chocolate cookie with spices, including black and cayenne pepper. I wouldn’t make them for children, but adults always loved the zing these cookies offer. And, they are an easy refrigerator slice-and-bake cookie. I don’t know the source of this recipe; it’s one I copied from a cookbook and pasted on a card.

Then I googled Wienerstube, and found this recipe, from Maida Heatter’s cookbook called “Cookies.” At least I know who to credit.

Some of the wording is different, but the ingredients are identical. This I found online:

The printable recipe is below.

The cookie dough is straight forward. Then you form a log with the dough; I use a little flour to prevent sticking. I did forgot to re-form the log, so it became somewhat oblong!

Baking the slices of cookie dough is also straight forward.

They’re just as incredible as I remember them!

By Published On: April 29th, 202240 Comments on Wienerstube Cookies

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!


  1. Travel Gourmet April 29, 2022 at 6:12 AM - Reply

    Those looks wonderful, Mimi!

    • Chef Mimi April 30, 2022 at 9:38 AM - Reply

      Thank you Kay!

  2. Bernadette April 29, 2022 at 7:04 AM - Reply

    I am not much of a baker either but I will try to make these on your recommendation. Thanks.

    • Chef Mimi April 30, 2022 at 9:38 AM - Reply

      They’re very unique and tasty.

  3. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen April 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM - Reply

    I think they look really inviting, nice and rich! And I love the shape too.

    • Chef Mimi April 30, 2022 at 9:38 AM - Reply

      I didn’t mind the oblong look!

  4. Nigella Eats Everything April 29, 2022 at 8:07 AM - Reply

    Oh wow, I’ve never come across cookies which have such interesting spices in them, they sound delicious!

    • Chef Mimi April 30, 2022 at 9:39 AM - Reply

      I was hesitant to make them the first time, but I’m glad I did!

  5. David Scott Allen April 29, 2022 at 9:06 AM - Reply

    I haven’t thought of these in a dog’s age. I used to make them when I worked for a caterer, who gave me a copy of Maida Heater’s book (the chocolate book) when I graduated. I have long since re-gifted the book but am glad for this recipe — they are the perfect ending for a meal.

    • Chef Mimi April 30, 2022 at 9:40 AM - Reply

      Oh my goodness! That’s such a great story!

  6. Molly Pisula April 29, 2022 at 12:29 PM - Reply

    Yum! You may not be a baker, but those cookies look delicious! And I love the interesting flavor combination in there.

    • Chef Mimi April 30, 2022 at 9:40 AM - Reply

      Well as you know you can’t go wrong with refrigerator slice and bake!

  7. Debra April 29, 2022 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    What an exciting recipe! I think the spice combination is very tempting. I am not a “fancy” baker, but I do love to bake cookies. And eat them. :-)

    • Chef Mimi April 30, 2022 at 9:40 AM - Reply

      You would love these…

  8. Sherry M April 29, 2022 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    these sound wonderful mimi. i do like me a spicy biscuit (cookie). I also like to use black cocoa powder to give a really mysterious look to cakes and biscuits.

    • Chef Mimi April 30, 2022 at 9:41 AM - Reply

      Oh yes, I love that dark cocoa. And these are spicy, but no ridiculously so…

  9. Frank Fariello May 1, 2022 at 8:00 AM - Reply

    I’m not much of a baker, either. But these sound really good. I adore chocolate and love the touch of spiciness! And needless to say, the buttah… May well give these a go. The recipe sounds well within even my fairly limited baking skills.

    • Chef Mimi May 2, 2022 at 1:38 AM - Reply

      Hey, if I can make them…. They’re basically a refrigerator slice and bake, so kids could make them!

  10. Angela May 1, 2022 at 10:21 AM - Reply

    Those look delicious 😋

    • Chef Mimi May 2, 2022 at 1:38 AM - Reply

      Thanks. They’re pretty wonderful.

  11. Receptai May 1, 2022 at 3:46 PM - Reply

    Delicius recipe, thank you! Wishes from Lithuania!

    • Chef Mimi May 2, 2022 at 1:39 AM - Reply

      Thank you!!!

  12. May 2, 2022 at 8:36 AM - Reply

    Delicious looking cookies Mimi. Love the twist of them having cinnamon and all spice added in. I do like a spicy bake! :-)

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2022 at 10:19 AM - Reply

      These are so good you can hardly stop eating them!

  13. carrietalkingmeals May 2, 2022 at 9:58 AM - Reply

    Mimi, these look amazing! I love the peppery addition too! BTW, your website looks beautiful :)

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2022 at 10:23 AM - Reply

      Thank you so much! I had to quit with my theme because I kept losing control – like even with fonts. Crazy.

  14. dawnyucuiscooking May 2, 2022 at 8:57 PM - Reply

    Thewe cookies sound like they would have a great flavor. Not just your ordinary cookie.

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2022 at 10:22 AM - Reply

      That’s true. They’re very different!C

  15. kitchenriffs May 4, 2022 at 10:03 AM - Reply

    I love this cookie! We’ve made this recipe a bunch of times — from Maida Heatter’s book. She’s one of the best recipe writers around, I think. Yours look terrific! Thanks.

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2022 at 10:20 AM - Reply

      Oh that’s amazing! So glad you’ve already discovered this recipe!

  16. terrie gura May 4, 2022 at 8:26 PM - Reply

    Mimi, you are my kind of baker! The spices, especially the black pepper, sounds incredibly interesting with the dark chocolate. I also love the oblong shape, even if it was accidental. In some way, it makes them seem even more like a grownup treat. Lovely!

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2022 at 10:20 AM - Reply

      Maybe that’s true!!!!

  17. StefanGourmet May 5, 2022 at 2:09 AM - Reply

    Love the comment you wrote next to the pasted recipe.

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2022 at 10:22 AM - Reply

      I always wrote comments on recipes. Especially when I changed ingredients…

  18. Raymund May 5, 2022 at 4:26 PM - Reply

    black pepper and cayenne pepper on a cookie, now you made me curious about this one, never had I imagined those two on a sweet treat. Thanks for introducing this to us

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2022 at 10:13 AM - Reply

      I hope you try these – they’re quite unique, and much better than they sound!

  19. 2pots2cook May 11, 2022 at 3:11 AM - Reply

    Spicy chocolate is my cup of tea! Definitely making these !

    • Chef Mimi May 11, 2022 at 7:44 AM - Reply

      I hope you get a chance to make these – they’re spectacular!

  20. Thao @ In Good Flavor May 11, 2022 at 7:45 PM - Reply

    Definitely unusual spices for cookies, but I’m sure I would love them!

    • Chef Mimi May 12, 2022 at 6:54 AM - Reply

      Very unusual! I’m glad I first tried out this recipe, though!

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