Anise Flavored German Christmas Cookies

A classic German Christmas cookie with an embossed design.A classic anise flavored German Christmas cookie with an embossed design. These cookies require special wooden molds.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Keyword christmas


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups confectioner's or super-fine sugar 450g
  • 4 cups flour 450g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup anise seed


  • Beat eggs until thick. Gradually add sugar and beat well until combined. Fold under the sifted flour and baking powder. Roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Flour the Springerle mold each time it is used and press firmly into dough. Remove mold and cut the cookies along the outside lines of the imprint.
  • Place cookies on a board or cookie sheet that is sprinkled with anise seeds. Let dry in a cool room overnight. Butter a cookie sheet and place Springerle on it.
  • Bake at 250° F until light golden on the bottom and white on top (about 15 minutes).

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