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Does anybody have any experience making Springerle cookies?

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I think they are absolutely beautiful and would love to try them out. Does anyone have any experience with them and can offer any tips? Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif
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The key is the dry time. You need to make the cookies and let them sit out to crust before baking. That way you don't loose yours design. The recipe is yummy too. Not too sugary! Good luck
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post #3 of 28
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Thanks! Is there one go-to recipe or do would any shortbread type of dough work? I found one website that has what they call a "perfect" recipe, but I was wondering about using different flavors.
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The cutters usually have a recipe for typical Springerle cookies(which are good a bit airy though).

Yes a shortbread recipe works great(and I love shortbread). The key is letting them sit and crust(overnight is best, especially if the cutter is very detailed).

I also added oils(lemon, almond, brandy, walnut, etc.) to the basic Springerle recipe and it was great too. Post some pics when you get yours done. I love the Springerle cutters, but at $35-$45 bucks a pop, they get pricey!
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The key is letting them sit and crust(overnight is best, especially if the cutter is very detailed).



I just wanted to pop on and say, "Thanks!" for your tip with the detailing. I have some molds and cookie stamps and did not know this trick.

Much appreciated!
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post #6 of 28
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I love the Springerle cutters, but at $35-$45 bucks a pop, they get pricey!

I know!! I couldn't believe the prices, but they are gorgeous. I found a rose (what I was looking for) on sale for $16.

Thanks for the help!
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Hey is it the rose in the oval. I soooo want that one, but it is $35 before S&H (ugh). On my mothers day list it goes(for the third year- think the hubby will realize I really want it this time?).

$16 bucks is a great price. Enjoy and post some pics after you have used it!

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I have never made springerles but my grandmother always made them for Christmas. I remember that they had a very unusual spice taste to them. ( I think it was anise) She had two different wooden rollers with the different designs. I don't know who in the family got her rollers but I would have loved to had them. Brings back really lovely memories of grandma.
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Anise is the traditional spice. Definitely, allow them to rest overnight. The design is then set in the hardened crust. I have never had cookie molds, but I have used small wooden butter molds and cut work on crystal glasses, anything with cut out design can be used to create an interesting pattern.
post #10 of 28
That is very good advice; never knew about the hardened crust. I have some cookie stamps i got a long time ago and put them away because they just never worked. I'll have to try them out again.
post #11 of 28
You also don't want a cookie recipe with too much leavening. The rise is the demise of the design icon_lol.gif Not bad for 7am in the morning and no coffee yet! Happy baking.
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The rise is the demise of the design Not bad for 7am in the morning and no coffee yet!



No caffeine and you are that poetic that early? Impressive! thumbs_up.gif
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post #13 of 28
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This might be a stupid question but how, exactly, do you say "springerle"? icon_surprised.gif I'd hate to have a conversation with a customer and sound dumb LOL I can sound dumb in front of you guys, though! icon_biggrin.gif
post #14 of 28
It's pronounced very much the way it looks, including pronouncing the 'e' at the end: springer - lee (like the name or jeans, haha).

I laughed out loud when I first saw this thread because springerles are my dad's favorite cookie but growing up I hated them and no one else I ever met knew what they were.
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Thank you Mseif! That was the way I was saying it but you can never be too sure! I don't personally don't think they are that popular - maybe because they look so difficult, but after really looking into them, they don't seem any more difficult than any other cookie (other than a drop) and they are just so beautiful!

I've never had one and I'm not a fan of anise flavor but I think I'm going to go the non-traditional way and try it with a shortbread. Thanks so much for all the advice!!
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