Meringue Springerle Cookies

     6 egg whites
     1 lb. powdered sugar
     1 teaspoon baking powder
     1/2 tsp. oil of anise
         or 1 tsp. anise extract
     3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
             Optional:  2 tablespoons anise seeds, crushed 

- Beat egg whites until very stiff, carefully fold in sugar gradually,
      add oil of anise or extract.
2 - Sift flour and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture until a stiff dough forms.  
3 - Divide the dough into thirds.  Cover dough and chill for at least 3 hours.  

Choose 4a or 4b and proceed: 4a - See molding instructions.  4b - After imprinting balls of dough (1 1/4" dia. for small cookie stamps), place on floured cookie sheet, Allow to air dry 8 to 24 hours.

5 - Transfer cookies to greased or sprayed cookie sheet.  Bake about 
12-15 minutes in a slow 300 degree oven until firm and dry [should not brown].  
​If you like, a even slower oven at 225 degrees will give you great detail but take up to twice the baking time.

Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks.  Cookies need two weeks to develop their full flavor.
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This page was last updated: July 1, 2021
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9-23-2013:  "I just wanted to tell you how great I think the molds are!  I can't wait to make my first batch of springerles with the new molds... the rolling pin is a challenge!  Your work is beautiful, meticulous, and you are a true craftman.  Thanks so much, and keep up the good work!  - Melissa G.
Ah, the Cookie Christmases of Childhood   a rhyme by Gene Wilson, 2007

A Christmas tradition: our springerle cakes...  What a nice impression this quaint cookie makes!
Dainty and white, embossed "picture pillows,"  An anise-hartshorn aroma billows...
As our sweet German recipe slowly bakes.

Grandma's recipe may still be the best...  With oil of anise - or with orange zest!
Springerle doughs are quite simple mixtures,  Their crowning glory is in their PICTURES!

Shaping springerle cookies - as we should,  We "imprint" the dough with a mold of wood.
Their beautiful designs are truly a delight,  Baked in the oven - after drying overnight.
Ah, the "Cookie Christmases" of childhood.