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Recipe for Baking Beautiful Springerle Cookies

Recipe for Baking Beautiful Springerle Cookies

, by Danielle Knip, 2 min reading time

Dating back to the 15th century in Germany, Springerle cookies hold a rich history steeped in tradition and culinary artistry. These intricately designed treats were originally crafted using hand-carved wooden molds, each one bearing unique patterns that tell stories of bygone eras. Today, these molds continue to evoke nostalgia and charm, offering modern bakers a glimpse into the past while inspiring them to create their own edible works of art. Today, we are walking you through how to bake delicious Springerle cookies using Amy Howard's recipe with our beautiful Spring-inspired molds.

Amy Howard Home Products Used:

Other Supplies Needed:

  • 2 Cookie Sheets
  • Parchment Paper
  • Pam
  • Rolling Pin
  • Sharp Knife


  • 16 tbs butter room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups king Arthur unbleached all purpose flour

Step 1: Prep Your Wood Molds

Begin by lightly coating your molds with cooking spray, such as Pam. Then, using a clean brush, dust the inside of each mold with flour, preferably rice flour if available, ensuring even coverage.

Step 2: Apply the Dough

Prepare the dough according to the recipe provided above. Divide the dough in half, wrap each portion in plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. Avoid rolling out the dough immediately; instead, allow it to come to room temperature after removing it from the refrigerator. Once at room temperature, unwrap the dough, knead it gently, and press it firmly into the prepared molds, slightly overfilling them to ensure complete coverage.

Step 3: Flatten the Dough

Using a rolling pin, flatten small sections of the dough at a time, ensuring an even thickness throughout.


Step 4: Remove Excess Dough

Carefully use a sharp knife to trim away any excess dough from the top of the molds. Then, gently knead the dough around the edges to create clean borders.

Step 5: Transfer Molded Dough to Cookie Sheet

Carefully transfer the molded dough to a baking sheet in preparation for baking. To release the dough from the molds, lay each mold on its side and tap it firmly onto the baking sheet to dislodge the molded dough.

Step 5: Place in Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake the cookies until golden brown, approximately 20 minutes. Once baked, allow them to cool before enjoying your delicious homemade treats!


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