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German Springerle

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Ingredients
  Eggs 4
  Sifted confectioners' sugar 1 Pound (4 Cups)
  Anise oil 20 Drop
  Sifted enriched flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed anise seed 1 Teaspoon
Directions

With electric mixer, beat eggs till light.
Gradually add sugar and continue beating on high speed for 15 minutes or till like soft meringue.
Add anise oil.
Sift together flour and soda; blend into egg mixture on low speed.
Cover bowl tightly with waxed paper or foil and let stand about 15 minutes (for easier handling).
Divide dough in thirds.
On lightly floured surface, roll each piece in an 8-inch square, a little more than 1/4 inch thick.
Let stand 1 minute.
Dust springerle rolling pin or mold lightly with flour; roll or press hard enough to make clear design.
With a sharp knife, cut the cookies apart.
Place on lightly floured surface; cover with a towel-and let stand overnight.
Grease baking sheets and sprinkle each with 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons crushed anise seed.
Brush excess flour from cookies; with finger, rub underside very lightly with cold water and place on baking sheets.
Bake in slow oven (300°) about 20 minutes, till light straw color.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Spring
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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