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Springerle Emporium Recipes

Traditional Springerle Cookies Recipe

Posted by Heather Wright on

Springerle are a traditional, anise-flavored cookie dating back at least 700 years. Originally given as special gifts during the holidays and other celebrations, they have a rich history. Delicately crispy-crunchy on the outside with a slightly chewy center, they’re made with simple ingredients.  Flavored with anise and embossed with a variety of designs, these edible works of art were historically made for religious holidays and other special occasions. They remain wildly popular at the Christkindlmarkts (outdoor Christmas Markets) in Europe. Springerle are a very low-moisture cookie made without any butter, lard, or shortening. When first baked, they are chewy like a sugar cookies. After...

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Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Posted by Heather Wright on

Cinnamon applesauce ornaments bring a wonderful fragrance to your Christmas tree.

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Anise Springerle Cookies with Granulated Sugar

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Recipe for granulated sugar springerle cookies from Springerle Emporium

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Introduction to Paper Casting with Springerle Molds

Posted by Heather Wright on

Paper Casting with Springerle Molds The art of embossed paper using springerle molds dates back to the 14th century, with the oldest example in a German museum from the year 1510! Paper casts can be used to decorate cards, gift tags, and wrapped presents; as ornaments; and as framed pieces of art.        You will need: Acid Free 100% Cotton Linter; springerle molds of your choice; clean sponge; blender; tea strainer, and depending on the types of molds you choose, cutting board oil and a brush. 1. Start with a piece of cotton linter the same size as the...

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Little Bear Paws (or "What Do I Do With My Springerle Dough Scraps?")

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Recipe for making cookies from your springerle dough scraps.

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