Springerle III

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Here is a recipe for springerle I have had for over 30 years.

INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):


  • Beat egg whites. Add sifted powdered sugar and beaten egg yolks. Beat for 15 minutes (!)
  • Sift cake flour with baking powder and salt.
  • When you roll them out, use just enough flour to roll easily. Roll lightly to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness and press design into dough with a well-floured 'Springerle' rolling pin - but don't go all the way through the dough. (The rolling pin has designs cut into it. They sell them in specialty stores.)
  • Butter a cookie sheet and then sprinkle it with anise seed. Cut each section apart carefully and transfer the cookies to the sheet.
  • Let stand overnight to set the design. Otherwise, they sort of melt into themselves.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Do not brown. Springerles are hard at first, but if you store them in a bread box they become tender.