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Springerle Emporium Recipes and How To's

Perfection Springerle by House on the Hill

Posted by Heather Wright on

Perfection Springerle Cookies by House on the Hill These whisked-egg holiday cookies date back to at least the 1600’s and are made in Bavaria, Switzerland and the Alsace area of France. For eating quality, ease and quality of prints this recipe is just perfection! Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon baker’s ammonia (Hartshorn) or baking powder 2 tablespoons milk 6 large eggs, room temperature 6 cups powdered sugar (1.5 lbs) 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened but not melted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon of anise oil (if substituting fruit flavored oils, use 3-4 teaspoons) 2 lb. box sifted cake flour grated rind of...

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Soft and Spicy Gingerbread to Use with Springerle Molds

Posted by Heather Wright on

This recipe yields a soft gingerbread cookie with a wonderful depth of flavor. For a frosted look, you can top them with the optional glaze. The cookie dough is very easy to work with and scraps can be re-rolled. Store finished cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Yield: 2-4 dozen cookies, depending on your mold size Ingredients: 1 c unsalted butter, room temperature 3/4 c plus 2 T sugar 1 egg 1/2 c dark molasses 1 T honey 2 T agave syrup 3¾ c flour 1 T plus 1 t cocoa powder 4 t ground ginger 1½...

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Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

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

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Traditional Springerle Cookies Recipe

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Springerle are a traditional, anise-flavored cookie dating back at least 500 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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Springerle Cookies with Granulated Sugar

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Recipe for granulated sugar springerle cookies from Springerle Emporium

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