Monastery Cookie Assortment

Item #3649
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
Availability: In Stock
$27.95

From Monastery Immaculate
Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana
MONASTERY COOKIE ASSORTMENT


Traditional cookies made by Benedictine Sisters in the monastery's bakery using simple ingredients, classic recipes, time-honored techniques and (of course) lots of prayer. These are truly Old World style cookies! Net weight approx 12 oz..

  • SPRINGERLE (6 cookies): Anise-flavored, crisp outside, soft inside. Cookie molds (with symbols of Christmas) are over 100 years old, brought by the sisters from Germany.
  • GINGERSNAP (5 cookies): Said to have been invented by Benedictine monks, this sugar-coated cookie, chewy and spicy, is loved by young and old alike.
  • HILDEGARD (5 cookies): St. Hildegard's own recipe! She recommended them for slowing the aging process, creating a cheerful countenance, lightening a heavy heart and releasing intelligence. They're delicious, too!
  • SHORTBREAD (5 cookies): The simple, classic butter cookie that's simply delicious!
  • CHOCOLATE SHORTBREAD (5 cookies): The classic butter cookie with a chocolate twist -- rich and truffle-like!



Monastery Immaculate Conception: Ferdinand, Indiana

The Ferdinand Benedictines are one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States -- over 100 members strong and thriving.

Monastery Immaculate Conception was founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came to Ferdinand to teach the children of area settlers. More than 1,000 women have entered the community over the last 150+ years. They've expanded their ministries beyond education and beyond Ferdinand. Today, they serve as teachers, social workers, parish ministers, counselors, nurses, attorneys, youth ministers, administrators, entrepreneurs, activists, chaplains, librarians and more.

The history of Monastery Baked Goods is rooted in a love of baking among the sisters. In support of Christkindlmarkt, an annual German festival held in Ferdinand, the sisters started making and selling Springerle, a traditional German cookie. Today they produce a variety of cookies and other baked goods whose sales help to support their ministries.
Ingredients

Springerle: Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), powdered sugar (cane sugar, cornstarch), eggs, butter, honey, baking powder (baking soda, cornstarch, sodium aluminum sulfate, calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate), anise oil.

Gingersnap: Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), white sugar, shortening, eggs, sorghum (sorghum, invert corn syrup), baking soda, ginger (ginger, sulfur dioxide), cinnamon, salt.

Hildegard: Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), brown sugar, almonds, unsalted butter (pasteurized cream, natural flavorings [contains milk]), eggs, baking powder (baking soda, cornstarch, sodium aluminum sulfate, calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate), cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt.

Shortbread: Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), powdered sugar (cane sugar, cornstarch), brown sugar, unsalted butter (pateurized cream, natural flavorings [contains milk]), shortening, cornstarch, vanilla.

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23 reviews

Quite tasty!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 1, 2024  |  By Mary Lee
The cookie assortment was lovely! I purchased it to taste the springerle. They were delicious and reminded me of my Mom making many batches at Christmas time. I still have her special rolling pin and perhaps I will attempt to make them. For now, I will enjoy these springerle made by the nuns.
Mary Lee


Excellent cookie assortment
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 4, 2024  |  By Susan E.
I am really enjoying the cookies in this package. I bought some for family members too as I thought they were so good. Glad I found you!
Susan E.


Monastery Cookies
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 28, 2023  |  By Joanne R.
These cookies are very good and I did enjoy them. I did enjoy every bite. Thanks for making these great cookies.
Joanne R.


Delightful Assortment
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 18, 2023  |  By Robert Anthony
I gave these cookies as "thank you" gifts. The people who received them were so happy that they asked for whence came such delicious cookies.
Robert Anthony


Assorted cookies
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 30, 2023  |  By Amanda
Wonderful gift of thanks.
Amanda


Gone in Two Days!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Apr 7, 2023  |  By Julie R.
These cookies are so good that I'll have to hide them next time. The family went through the entire box in two days. Truly a treat with tea, coffee, or milk.
Julie R.


Beat cookies ever
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Feb 27, 2023  |  By Linda L.
I always go to these cookies when I can for a gift that my friends & family love. Always fresh and always delicious!!
Linda L.


Delicious Cookie Assortment
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 15, 2023  |  By Paula M.
I sent this to a friend for Christmas and he said the cookies were wonderful. Sorry I didn't get to try them myself.
Paula M.


Good cookies
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 12, 2023  |  By John R.
Thank you all very much!
John R.


Amazing Cookie Assortment
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 25, 2021  |  By Susan H.
Gosh, I have been buying lots of food from this company and I have absolutely LOVED everything. With these cookies, they are just homemade fresh, good tasting - not overly sweet. A great cookie to have with a hot beverage. Excellent product.
Susan H.


Yummy cookies!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 5, 2021  |  By Joan P.
We loved the box of cookies, especially the spicy tiles and springerle which are hard to come by. If your priced were lower ($15/box), I would buy them as Christmas gifts.
Joan P.


Home Made Cookies like Grandma Used to Make
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 3, 2021  |  By Susan H.
My relationship with this company began when I was searching for Hermit Bars. I loved them as a kid and wanted to see if I could buy them. Monastery Greetings came up so I went to their website. I used to buy Trappist Preserves but store stopped carrying them. With this intro, I have purchased Hermits, Preserves, Springles, and now, the cookie variety box (which is heavenly). I purchased a lock and lock container so I took the variety cookies out and placed them in this container. I now can just take out a cookie or two when I want it. If I kept them out, I would eat them too fast. Your products are very fresh and I am extremely impressed with the quality. By the way, your Mango Pepper Preserve is over the top good. Thank you, Susan
Susan H.


Best cookies of all time!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Feb 22, 2021  |  By Linda L.
We usually only get the Springerle cookies for their memories of grandma. Recently I bought my husband the Lemon cookies. Today we received an assortment box for his birthday. I have to say that every cookie will be savored for the deliciousness they were meant to be...AND ARE! Thank you Monastery Greetings!
Linda L.


Great Cookies
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 24, 2020  |  By Philip C.
Great Cookies from a Great Convent!
Philip C.


Perfect gift
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 27, 2020  |  By Valeri
This selection of high quality cookies made perfect gift. Each flavor is wonderful! Hard to pick a favorite. The quality ingredients are easy to taste.
Valeri


Good Assortment
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 26, 2020  |  By CONNIE P.
I really like this cookie assortment. All are good and fresh and nicely packaged. I am on my second box...so far. Very good purchase which arrived quickly. Thank you.
CONNIE P.


cookies
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 13, 2018  |  By Laura R.
The box of cookies was given to my mother in law whose cherished sister in law was a nun so the fact the the cookies were made by a nun was a plus, but she also loved the cookies as did everyone she shared them with so we are delighted with our purchase and plant to buy more. We are especially intrigued with the life-enhancing qualities that one of the cookies is supposed to have. It might just be happiness that carries on throughout the day. Thank you
Laura R.


Heavenly Cookies!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Mar 4, 2017  |  By Gerard T.
Delicious assortment of cookies! Cannot decide on a favorite. All are excellent!
Gerard T.


A tasty treat!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 5, 2017  |  By Celeste
I purchased cookies for myself and family members. They were very well received. The cookies were carefully packed (none broken) and were fresh and tasty. My favorites were the sugar cookies and the springerle's. The other cookies in the assortment were gingersnaps or ginger flavor. When you receive the box it seems small, but the cookies last. As they are flavorful you don't eat many at one time.
Celeste


Lovely
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 7, 2016  |  By Kathleen
This was a wonderful assortment of cookies and I know I'll be ordering them again.
Kathleen


Best cookies ever!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Mar 20, 2016  |  By mary b.
Delicious! Spices and flavors were wonderful.
mary b.


springele
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 16, 2016  |  By holly lu
my 95 y.o. mother had expressed a wish for springele, which she enjoyed in her german household as a child--i was delighted to find them for her.
holly lu


A home run!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Sep 16, 2015  |  By Anne T.
For years we have sent Nun Better cookies as Christmas gifts to faraway friends and family. Now that those are no longer available, we tried Simply Divine out for the upcoming season. They are just as fresh and delicious and we're looking forward to sending them for the holidays and having more for ourselves!
Anne T.