Springerles
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: German
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Serves: 30-40 cookies
 
An anise-flavoured shortbread cookie.
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 4 ½ cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp anise oil (to taste; make sure it’s anise oil, not extract)
Instructions
  1. Using a whisk attachment on your stand mixer, beat the eggs until light (about five to ten minutes). Add the sugar slowly and beat until very light (another five to ten minutes). Add the anise oil and mix until incorporated.
  2. Switch to a flat beater. Sift the baking powder into the flour, then add to the batter slowly. Mix thoroughly (the dough will be quite stiff.)
  3. Chill covered for about an hour (or if you live in Winnipeg, place on your back porch for about 20 minutes). Roll the rough to approximately ½ inch thickness. Roll or press designs into the dough, then cut apart and arrange on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  4. Leave exposed overnight, or until the designs on the top are dry. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake cookies for about 30 minutes. Watch them carefully so that they do not brown.
  5. Transfer to a cooling rack. When completely cool, store in a sealed tin. As they age they will become tender. Makes 30-40 cookies.
Recipe by Winnipeg Eats at http://winnipeg-eats.com/2013/12/23/springerles/