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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Trying Special Treats

We received very special treats for the holidays, 
delicious cookies from our relatives who live in Bonn, Germany.

Springerle biscuits.

They are a traditional German Christmas cookie made from flour, eggs, sugar, and anise. The gorgeous embossed designs are made by pressing a mold onto rolled dough and allowing the impression to dry before baking

Here's an example of the type of rolling pin used:

Vintage Springerle Wooden Carved Rolling Pin W/12 Designs

Isn't it unique? I've never seen these types of pins before. 
{Hm...I'll be sure to look for them from now on while shopping}. 

Having these special biscuits were perfect on these cold winter evenings,
especially with a nice cup of hot tea!

Thank you Eike and Albrecht!

Frohe Weihnachten!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

If you're interested in more information or a recipe for Springerle, click here.


  1. Now, I want one of those rolling pins. I may not like to cook, but I love to bake, and I love to bake cookies most of all. I would love to try some of these for myself.

  2. Hi pretty lady--
    I have just loaded your beautiful blog into my Grow Your Blog post - you are all set. Latest updates are on my blog - see you on the 19th!

  3. Oh so cute! That little rolling pin is precious!

  4. Such elegant treats for a cold winter night. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay


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