Do you ever have a back ache the next day after pressing your Springerle cookies? Pressing the cookies can really strain your lower back and you'll know that making the cookies is truly a labor of love. This is THE most appreciated tip I ever give – roll out your dough and press the cookies on a table, NOT your kitchen counter. By doing this you are able to press DOWN, rather than out and down. Get your shoulders right over the rolled dough and use your body weight to press. Thus, you are able to avoid holding your arms out and pressing using only arm action, which stresses your lower back. Your cookies won't taste any better, but you will be able to make more cookies , more quickly and further, you will be willing to make them more often. Your Springerle fans will be delighted!
Yours in happier baking!