Thursday, December 14, 2006

More Info on Springerle

Someone inquired as to what I used to cut the dough to make the individual cookies. I used a pastry cutter. You can also use a pizza cutter or even a cookie cutter if you have the right size (some molds come with cutters to fit the shape of the cookie perfectly). Just don't use a knife!

I forgot to say that you can find a great variety of presses online, not just Christmas molds. There are beautiful Easter molds with heavily detailed images of the Resurrection, Crucifixion (though I'm not sure I could eat a cookie imprinted with an image of Jesus dying on the cross), and paschal lambs. There are seasonal molds and Valentine molds and floral molds. At House on the Hill you can find more than 500 different presses to choose from, as well as a no-fail recipe. Please check out their beautiful picture gallery while you're there!

Finally, the presses can be used for all sorts of crafts, not just cookies. Use your imagination and have fun!

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