Saturday, November 24, 2012

Springerle Cookies

 Today we decided to start our first batch ever of Springerle cookies! Ohhhhh they look so pretty! They have to dry over night and I hope they bake up without cracking. For now, I am in love with them!
The dough is made, then we pressed the molds into the dough and cut them out and placed them on parchment papers. They have to dry and then get baked with the hopes that the designs hold! I hope this works out. They are a tradition cookie that date back to the 1600's. You can read about them on the website from House on the Hill here.....
There you can see the molds and a video of how these cookies are made at the bottom of that page. Just amazing!!!!! It is a bit of a process and I am hoping that my dough was good, because there are many things that can wrong after all that and the cookies do not work out. Fingers and toes crossed that they will! :) You can see the one mold in the top of the picture, for the round ones there are 4 in the mold and for the bigger one, there are 24 different molds. Anyways.......enjoy! I will let you know if the cookies bake up as pretty and good as they look now!

 These are the ornaments Amber wanted to make for her coworkers and their tree at work. We bought some old plastic ornaments from goodwill to use. We didn't care how nice the surface was because we were going to cover them. We took gel medium and torn up pieces of their newspapers and collaged them onto the balls.

 Amber had snapped pictures of all her coworkers in the planning stage. We printed the pictures in gray scale and collaged those onto the ornaments covered with the newsprint. We also included their name from the actual paper where we could.
 Then we put the ornaments back together and added some vintage German glass as sparkle at the tops. They came out great! They should look marvelous on their work tree! :)
Have a nice rest of the weekend! It was fun being crafty with Amber and then doing a bit of baking too! Or should I say prepping for baking! :)


Lin said...

I don't know which has me more dazzled - those cookies, droolin ghere, or the ornaments -- all brilliant!!!!!

Linda said...

What excellent ideas, both the cookies and the ornaments!!!

Debbie K. said... much fun! Those cookies look yummy, Sweet Patti and the ornaments are adorable. Bet Amber's coworkers will be tickled with them:) Have a great week.
Big Hugs,

Barb said...

Hi Patti,
Oooooh, your awesome cookies smell sooooo good, hope they turn out for you after your labor of love.

Lise Steenerson said...

You finally did make those cookies!! They looks beautiful. They are almost too pretty to bit into thme :)

The ornaments are beyond clever my friend.

Patti Sandham said...

Wow those cookies look totally amazing! They make me think of my mom. She always made shortbread a Christmas time. Thanks for the sweet memory. :)

hugs Patti