Yes, it is really cold here in Chicagoland and that means it's perfect for making Springerle (or any cookies for that matter). So put on your wool socks and make some cookie making plans. These are perfect conditions for drying Springerle cookies and then turning on that oven the next day.
Generally, the weather in January is more cooperative than November and December. And most of us have more time then we had then too. And it's a great reason to put off doing your taxes too!