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Christmas Cookies (Springerle)
/ Springerle Cookies (1 dozen)
From Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana
For centuries, these cookies have been a Christmas tradition in Bavaria and Austria. After settling in America in the 19th century, Benedictine Sisters in Indiana preserved this craft, each year creating these hard-to-find cookies the Old World way. These anise-flavored cookies are made from a simple egg-and-flour dough, sweetened with sugar and honey. Using specially carved cookie molds, the Sisters press a variety of Christmas-inspired designs into the dough before baking. The result is a firm and tender cookie that is a perfect accompaniment to coffee, tea or your holiday egg nog. Each box contains one dozen cookies (about 2" long).
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Monastery Immaculate Conception: Ferdinand, Indiana
The Ferdinand Benedictines are one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States. The religious community numbers 173 women, about 115 of whom currently live in Ferdinand at Monastery Immaculate Conception.
The sisters serve in the areas of education, parish work, health care, counseling, retreat and spirituality work, social services, and mission work. The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand were founded in 1867 by four young Benedictine sisters who came from Covington, Kentucky, to teach Ferdinand's German settlers.
In the past 140 years, over 1,000 women have entered the Ferdinand Benedictine community. Their faith, spirit, and energy have led to the establishment of six independent monasteries—in Arkansas, North Dakota, California, Louisiana, Indiana, and Kentucky—and missions in Peru and Guatemala.
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Jan 30, 2017 | By G. T.
Great flavor! Terrific to dunk in coffee or tea.
Jan 25, 2017 | By Pam D.
My brother loves these cookies and I have not been able to find them anywhere else. He says these are the best!! You are blessed to have such a talent!
Jan 9, 2017 | By Richard M.
Taste took me back many years, when my grandmother made them
Memorys of days gone by
Jan 7, 2017 | By Mark R.
I saw these and they looked like what I ate many years ago that were made by my grandmother. What a treat! They were exactly the same taste and texture as hers. The only thing missing was the anise seeds. These cookies were the best memory I could have gotten this Christmas. Thank you
Jan 7, 2017 | By Kimberly Jo
Comparing to my family Springerly recipe, these are the closest version of I have found. Arrived fresh and moist in the middle. Enjoyed them!
Jan 4, 2017 | By Linda F.
These cookies are a memory from childhood and yours were even better than those.
Jan 1, 2017 | By Ken B.
Just like Grandma used to make!
Dec 31, 2016 | By Mark D.
Loved the anise cookies - brought back a lot of great memories. Thanks for all you do.
Dec 31, 2016 | By Barbara
have not enjoyed these cookies since childhood. the cookies were delicious. I will be ordering again! thank you!!
Dec 22, 2016 | By Kim
So unbelievably good! Will make you a tradition every year!
A Holiday Favorite
Dec 17, 2016 | By G S.
Springerle cookies have been a favorite Christmas cookie for my wife since her childhood. Monastery Greetings is now our favorite place to find them.
Nov 13, 2016 | By Greg R.
These cookies are excellent, with the exact amount of flavors needed. They are great for your after dinner dessert and further you into the holiday spirit.
Springerle Anise Cookies
Jan 19, 2016 | By Bob P.
Ordered these as a gift for my wife who loves good anise cookies. She says these are the best (other than her grandmother's) that she has ever had. I will definitely order more.
JUST LIKE THE ONES I REMEMBER
Jan 9, 2016 | By Barbara A.
We've been buying these for years. They are soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside and have just the right amount of anise flavoring. I love them.
Jan 9, 2016 | By Celeste
My Mom loves Springerle's and after the loss of a local baker, didn't know where to turn for the seasonal treat. I sent her a package from Monastery Greetings and she said they were the best Springerle's she'd ever had. She delighted in sharing with her friends.
Just like I remembered
Jan 7, 2016 | By Stormy
This holiday I was feeling nostalgic for these cookies which are near impossible to make in a humid climate. I found them on-line, loved them and tried to order more. They were out. Next year I planned to order several Early in the season!
Jan 7, 2016 | By Mary M.
This was a Christmas gift
Jan 4, 2016 | By Betsy
My order came quickly but was incorrect so I called and they immediately sent me the correct item. Thank you so very much. It made our holiday extra special.
Jan 3, 2016 | By Toni W.
These were the best!!!! They reminded me of the ones my grandma used to make.
Dec 31, 2015 | By Megan F.
These are just like the ones I had at holiday time with family in Ohio.
My wife's favorite
Dec 27, 2015 | By George S.
These are beautiful cookies and have long been a holiday favorite in our household.
Best Springerle's ever!
Dec 18, 2015 | By Mary F.
Best Springerle's I ever tasted - so fresh, moist, and delicious! Perfect size and flavor, reminiscent of those I enjoyed as a child. I tried to order more but they were sold out.
Springerle Cookies (1 dozen)
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