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1993 3rd Place: Springerle



Yield: 84 Servings
1/2 T Baker's ammonia
2 T Milk
6 Eggs,at,Room Temperature
1 1/2 lb Confectioners' sugar
(about 6 cups)
1/2 C Unsalted butter,,Softened
1/2 T Anise oil
1/2 T Salt
8 C Cake flour,,Sifted


Preparation time: 40 minutes Standing time: 1 hour plus overnight Cooking time: 10 to 12 minutes Aging time: 1 week or more
1. Mash baker's ammonia with a rolling pin if it is not powdered. Dissolve it in the milk in a small bowl and let stand 1 hour before using.
2. Beat eggs in large bowl of electric mixer until thick and lemon- colored, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until creamy and smooth. Add butter and beat again until creamy. Add anise oil, dissolved baker's ammonia and salt; beat to mix. Gradually beat in enough flour to make a stiff dough.
3. Cut off pieces of dough and work in more flour on a floured work surface until dough is stiff enough to roll out and hold the design of the springerle rolling pin or mold. Roll out on a lightly floured board with a floured rolling pin to 1/4-inch thickness. Press design on dough with a floured springerle rolling pin or mold. Cut cookies apart using a floured knife. Leave on work surface covered with a clean kitchen towel overnight.
4. The next day, heat oven to 325 degrees. Bake cookies on greased baking sheets, until barely golden on the bottom, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Store in tightly covered tins and allow to mellow at least 1 week before serving.
Note: This recipe also can be made using 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (in place of the milk and the baker's ammonia) and anise extract instead of anise oil. However, the cookies will not be as delicately textured and the anise flavor not quite as rich. If using baking powder, add it with the salt to the batter.













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