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About this recipe: A traditional German recipe for Springerle. Springerle are biscuits typically made with flour, eggs and sugar. These are flavoured with anise extract. If you don't have a springerle board, feel free to roll out the dough and cut the biscuits out using a pastry cutter.


Makes: 4 to 5 dozen

  • 4 eggs
  • 450g icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 525g plain flour, sieved
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:8hr resting  ›  Ready in:8hr35min 

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light with an electric mixer on high speed. Reduce speed and add the anise extract and icing sugar. Continue beating at medium speed until well combined. Sieve together the flour and baking powder; stir into the egg mixture, dough will be quite stiff.
  2. Roll out dough to 1cm thickness. Imprint with a springerle board and cut apart. Place shaped biscuits onto a baking tray and let rest uncovered overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Bake biscuits for 7 to 10 minutes.


If your local supermarket doesn't stock anise extract, you can purchase it online.

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