- Beat egg whites. Add sifted powdered sugar and beaten egg yolks. Beat for 15 minutes (!)
- Sift cake flour with baking powder and salt.
- When you roll them out, use just enough flour to roll easily. Roll lightly to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness and press design into dough with a well-floured 'Springerle' rolling pin - but don't go all the way through the dough. (The rolling pin has designs cut into it. They sell them in specialty stores.)
- Butter a cookie sheet and then sprinkle it with anise seed. Cut each section apart carefully and transfer the cookies to the sheet.
- Let stand overnight to set the design. Otherwise, they sort of melt into themselves.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
- Bake for 15 minutes. Do not brown. Springerles are hard at first, but if you store them in a bread box they become tender.
Per Serving: 114 calories; 0.7 25.1 1.9 23 37 Full nutrition
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I made a double batch and at first it seemed too soft to roll out. I let it sit for about an hour and it was fine. I rolled some of them a little too thick the first time and they didn't puff up...
The person who left the previous review must not have had springerle before. Springerle is a hard cookie that is very good for dunking; however they will soften up over time. I find this to be...
This recipe is almost exactly the one I use that was handed down to me through my mother from my German grandmother and probably her mother.
Any recipe that uses anise oil will have a black licorice taste. A springerle is a subtle sweet biscuit, German in origin. It does tend to be drier than what most Americans are use to in a sweet...