Springerle

A Plan

A Plan

For about five years (ever since the Quimper Hitty human inherited a couple of Springerle rolling pins), every December we decide to make these special European Christmas cookies.  We locate the recipe, assemble the ingredients, and read the instructions….then we get to the part that says the baked cookies have to sit for 6 – 8 weeks before eating. Drat. This year, Hattie, one of my favourite baking companions, piped up the last week of October.

 

 

A Recipe

A Recipe

For once, we are in time to make them!  The recipe was located, the ingredients and equipment acquired and assembled, and the cookies made.

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Rows of cookies

Rows of cookies

Unfortunately it was too sticky for photos to be taken during the process…but here you can see Hattie placing the cookies onto the cookie sheet.  The dough has been mixed, rolled out with a plain rolling pin, re-rolled with the springerle rolling pin, separated with the pastry wheel, and placed on the cooky sheet which was lightly oiled and sprinkled with Anise seeds…

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count them up

count them up

…it turns out that now they have to dry out for 8 – 24 hours to before baking.  Hattie was very committed to seeing this baking project through, and here she is counting up the unbaked cookies (there are exactly 100).

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On Guard

On Guard

She is planning to stay awake all night guarding against cooky thieves.

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17 thoughts on “Springerle

  1. You bet your sweet life!!! These scrumptious cookies need protection against thieves!!! Go Hattie, go…as for myself, I am wondering if there’s a job opening for cookie taster in the cupboard!

  2. I love the pic of Hattie armed with her broom against those lurking cookie thieves which look a lot like the block twins…..good luck Hattie!! and the cookies are lovely !

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