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Springerle I

Springerle I

Rosemarie Magee

This is the old German recipe ... belonged to my mom-in-law at the time. I've been baking these for the past 30+ years! It remains a family favorite!! Look for a springerle rolling pin in antique stores.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Beat eggs in large mixing bowl until very light.
  2. Add sugar and butter. Cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients and combine.
  4. Knead dough until smooth ... add more flour to get a smooth dough if necessary.
  5. Cover dough and allow to chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  6. Roll onto slightly floured board to 1/2 inch thickness. Then roll again with springerle roller to make designs. Cut at border. Sprinkle anise seed on clean tea towel and place cookies on this. Allow to stand overnight (don't cover) to dry.
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
  8. Cool completely. Store in tight tin container ... the longer they are stored, the more anise flavor they take up.
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Reviews

OKIGRANS
77
1/8/2004

I have looked for this recipe for YEARS. My mother passed away 34 years ago, she made these at christmas time every year starting them in October.....she would store them in a large crock. I have springerle boards instead of a rolling pin, they work the same way. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE....IT'S THE REAL ONE.

Harriet
50
12/14/2006

This recipe is the same as my great-rand motherj's except that she added the butter with the sugar. I decided to try it this way....DON"T!!! ...the fluffy eggs collasped!! Add the 2 Tbs. butter (melted and cooled) last of all FOLDING them in. I also roll out the cookies right away. I was going to try refrigerating them like her recipe says, but decided to do it Great grand-ma's way and roll them out lightly without the cooling. Two of my sons ask for springerle every Christmas:)

my4teengirls
29
11/9/2008

This is close to my German great grandmothers recipe. I modified it to taste almost exactly like it. I added a little grated lemon peel. You can also use the antique springerle boards as well as the rolling pin.