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].  

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: March 7, 2017
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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.