100+ Springerle Molds Now Available!

Springerle Cookie Molds

Fancy Flours is pleased to announce that we now carry over 100 House on the Hill Springerle Cookie Molds! See all of the molds HERE.

Springerle CookiesThese molds are designed for making pressed cookies, springerle cookies or paper crafting projects. Besides baking cookies, you can form beautiful, edible, sweets using marzipan, fondant and modeling chocolate.

Springerle Cookie Mold

Crafters, artisans and scrap bookers will find infinite ways of creating cards, wall art, gift bags, ornaments, and charms with these molds. Beautiful as decorating accessories, the cookie molds can be hung on a wall, displayed on a plate rack or table top easel. Learn how to make some Springerle Mold crafts. Download our instruction sheets for free and enjoy!

Springerle Cookie Mold

House on the Hill Cookie Molds allow all of us to bake beautiful cookies that are reminiscent of family, history, tradition and culture. Many of the original molds are “presses,” now in museums and private collections, were carved in clay, wood or metal. Simpler Times Cookie Mold available HERE.

Springerle Mold

House on the Hill Cookie Molds are made of a resin and wood composite. Each mold is individually hand cast and carefully hand finished. Double Acorn Mold available HERE.

Springerle Monogram Molds

Create lovely cookies or wedding day crafts with these heirloom quality Monogram Cookie Molds, made of a resin/wood composite. Think fondant, petite fours, gift tags, cards and party favors! Each mold is 3.375” x 3.75” with monogram and scroll border.

Springerle Cookie Recipe from House on the Hill

These whisked-egg holiday cookies date back to at least the 1600’s and are made in Bavaria, Switzerland and the Alsace area of France. For eating quality, ease and quality of prints this recipe is just perfection!

What you’ll need:
– 1/2 teaspoon baker’s ammonia (Hartshorn) or baking powder
– 2 tablespoons milk
– 6 large eggs, room temperature
– 6 cups powdered sugar (1 1/2 #)
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened but not melted
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon of anise (if substituting fruit flavored oils, use 3 teaspoons)
– 2 lb. box sifted cake flour (Swansdown or Softasilk)
– grated rind of orange or lemon – optional (enhances flavor of the traditional anise or the citrus flavors)
– more flour as needed

Instructions:
Dissolve hartshorn in milk and set aside. Beat eggs till thick and lemon-colored (10-20 minutes). Slowly beat in the powdered sugar, then the softened butter. Add the hartshorn and milk, salt, preferred flavoring, and grated rind of lemon or orange, if desired. Gradually beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, then stir in the remainder of the 2 lbs. of flour to make stiff dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead in enough flour to make a good print without sticking. Follow general directions for imprinting and drying cookies.

Bake on greased or baker’s parchment-lined cookie sheets at 255° to 325° till barely golden on the bottom, 10-15 minutes or more, depending on size of cookie.

Store in airtight containers or in zipper bags in the freezer. They keep for months, and improve with age. Yield 3 to 12 dozen.

Springerle Cookie Molds

Get the Gingerbread Springerle Cookie Recipe HERE!

Champagne Cupcake Recipe

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Add an extra punch of flavor and style to your holiday cupcakes with Champagne Extract! These champagne cupcakes are the perfect addition to your holiday parties!  This amazing extract adds the elegant flavor of champagne to your baked goods, confectionery products, beverages and ice creams. Very concentrated in flavor, just one teaspoon of this champagne extract will flavor your typical cake or cookie recipe. Try replacing vanilla extract with champagne for a slightly more adult taste in cakes and icings.

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Mad For Plaid Holiday Party By Jeanne Benedict

Our new friend Jeanne Benedict, who is the host / chef / designer of the TV theme party show, Weekend Entertaining, on the DIY network, created a super cute Mad For Plaid Holiday Party Theme using our Plaid Wafer Paper! She has some fun and delicious holiday recipe ideas that we would love to share with you!

Her Mad For Plaid Party Theme was inspired by RumChata liqueur, a delicious blend of real Wisconsin dairy cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla perfectly balanced with five times distilled Caribbean rum.

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RumChata Gingerbread Martini – recipe from Jeanne Benedict

– 3 parts RumChata
– 1 part Torani gingerbread syrup (or substitute Hiram Walker Gingerbread Liqueur)
– 2 parts vanilla rum

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with gingerbread cookie crumbles.

To play out the theme on the drink, she applied our Plaid Edible Wafer Paper to a gingerbread man cookie and used melted chocolate to stick him to the rim – how clever!

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To create the forest centerpiece, she used birch logs and inserted Minty Marbled Christmas Tree Marshmallow Lollipops! Use this homemade marshmallow recipe and substitute fresh mint for the rosemary and swirl green food coloring on top of the marshmallow mixture after you pour it into the pan.

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She used our Plaid Edible Wafer Paper and our Retro Holiday Cards Wafer Paper to create these sweet treats!

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Are these not the cutest holiday treats you have ever seen? She used red candy melt chocolates to make the Santa hat and topped it with a marshmallow rolled in coconut, water, and powdered sugar. The hat’s trim is white fondant. How fun!

More treats from her party include…

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…cute white chocolate mousse cups with peppermint brickle on top and…

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…gingerbread cupcakes wrapped and topped with more of our Plaid Wafer Paper.

Photos, recipes and ideas in this post are thanks to Jeanne Benedict!

Top Gifts Under $25

Our top Holiday gifts under $25! Here are some fun ideas to add a little holiday cheer under the tree without a hefty price tag! Keep in mind this is just a handful of fun gift ideas, there are plenty more at FancyFlours.com!gifts

1. Cupcake Memo Pad   2. Chocolate Mint Penguins & Peanut Butter Chocolate Mittens
3. Porcelain Pie Birds   4. Chocolate Nutcrackers   5. Hot Chocolate On A Spoon   6. Buffalo Dog Biscuit Mix   7. Fun Kitchen Timers   8. Adjustable Rolling Pin