Springerle Cookies

"My Grandma would make these every year at Christmas - we called them "pillow cookies" because they puff up when they bake. Now that my Grandma is gone, I use the Springerle rolling pin she always used--what a wonderful way to remember her!"
 
Springerle Cookies created by Susan F.
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24hrs 30mins
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directions

  • In large mixer bowl, beat eggs at high speed until thick & lemon colored.
  • Continue beating while adding sugar slowly; add flour, baking powder, lemon peel & anise extract- beat together completely.
  • On a well-floured board, roll out some of the dough with a plain rolling pin to about 1/2" thickness; lightly flour Springerle rolling pin & roll it firmly across dough to impress patterns (try to keep dough about 1/2" thick).
  • Cut cookies apart between patterns.
  • Place cookies 1/2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets, and allow them to dry uncovered overnight (12 hours).
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 250-300° & place cookies 1/2" apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 25-30 minutes until firm but still white.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Store cookies in a tightly covered container with some anise seeds.
  • Flavor develops fully after about 2 weeks.
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  1. artgreen5
    I have not tried this recipe yet. However, I would like to make one suggestion: After lightly greasing cookie pan spread anise seeds over the pan then place cut raised cookies on top of anise seeds to bake.
     
  2. koeplalana
    Why do the cookies rise and get puffed on the bottom like a cake when baked? The posted pictures are not like this! Mine kind of oozed out from underneath and the tops look like they are all sitting on hilltops.
     
  3. koeplalana
    Can anyone tell me what I did wrong? The cookies were perfect on top; white, with a sharp design image, but underneath the cookie baked up and out like a cake! They were tilted every which way on the pan. I followed the directions exactly. The flavor is wonderful.
     
  4. Eleanor W.
    Do you sift the flour before measuring???
     
  5. Susan F.
    Springerle Cookies Created by Susan F.
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