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Springerle Joy Christmas Cookies


  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar packed
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup of molasses
  • 5 1/2 or 6 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp. cloves
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg and set aside.
  • With a KitchenAid or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light in color and creamy. Add eggs on at a time beating well between each one.
  • Add the molasses and the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients one cup at a time until all is combined and mixed well.
  • Divide the dough into three equal parts and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Roll the dough out to 3/8 inch thick.
  • Dust the surface of your dough with flour. (There is no need to dust the mold).
  • Press the mold into the dough just far enough to fill the mold cavity. Remove your mold and cut out the impression.
  • Place your cookie on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Place sheet of molded cookies in refrigerator. Chill for at least ½ hour.
  • Take your cookies out of the refrigerator and immediately place them in your preheated 350°oven.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes. (Oven times may vary so keep an eye on them.)