When I was asked to contribute to the Christmas anthology, Wishing for a Cowboy, I jumped at the chance.
When I found out the theme was a Christmas food, my gram’s springerle cookies just jumped into my head!
I clearly remember the lemony yet licorice-y taste of these little “picture cookies” from my childhood, but more than that, I remember just dreaming over the rolling pin. So in my story Covenant, I have my hero Carsten Green carving cookie molds and a rolling pin from events of his mail-order bride Ella's life.
Sadly, my gram's springerle recipe disappeared over time, a well as her story-telling rolling pin. But King Arthur Flour has generously given permission to use their recipe and pictures.
I’m seriously thinking about Amazon-priming a rolling pin of my own and trying out the recipe this Christmas! I know, I know I better get started!
From my homestead to yours, Merry Christmas in Jesus’ name. And may all your dreams come true in 2014!
SPRINGERLE RECIPE, used with permission:
tips from our bakers
To get the lovely scalloped edges like in the photo, simply use a pastry crimper/cutter to cut your cookies apart. So pretty!
Wishing for a Cowboy anthology
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