10:00 pm22:00

Hands-On Springerle and Molded Gingerbread Class Osthoff Resort

Learn to make "too pretty to eat" Springerle and molded gingerbread. You will sample both traditional anise Springerle, citrus flavored Springerle, and molded gingerbread in this hands-on class as you learn the peculiarities and techniques required for molded cookies. We will cover the dough preparation, cookie pressing, drying and baking to make these very special German cookies. Take home samples of molded cookies to share. Traditional cookie molds from House on the Hill will be available for viewing and purchase.

Contact April Human at the Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI or 800-876-3399 ext 870 to register.

9:30 am09:30

May Museum - Fremont Nebraska

Springerle & Speculaas Cookie Class   9:30 - 11:30 am

This hands on class will cover two traditional German molded cookies from dough to baking. Learn the differences in how these two cookies remolded; Springerle, traditionally anise flavored, are dense dry cake-like cookies while Spculatius are thin crisp almond spice cookies. (Think windmill cookies that are also called Speculaas cookies in Holland. When I was growing up, these were one of the rare cookies that were ever purchased. Believe me, homemade is superior.) We will make two doughs and then participants will roll and form their own cookies to bake at home. Bring a large, preferably rimmed, baking sheet to tote your treats home for baking.


Paper Casting Wreath Class                 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Enjoy crafting with your cookie molds. Learn the art of paper casting and create 100% cotton castings to assemble a charming wreath. Each student will make one casting in class and be given cotton linters to make enough castings to complete their own wreath. There will be a demo to show how to assemble the class fee includes everything you need: one cookie mold, one chipboard base, cottonlinters and ribbon. To inspire you, samples of card made with paper castings will be available for viewing.

Louis E May Museum    1643 N Nye Ave   Fremont, Nebraska 68025

To reserve your space call 402-721-4515      


9:00 am09:00

Springerle & Molded Cookie Workshop - Cooking at the Cottage Louisville KY

For cookies that are too pretty to eat, learn techniques to properly make traditional European artisan cookies using both single and multiple image presses as well as rolling pins. In this hands on class, you will produce your own Springerle, molded gingerbread and luscious almond Frankfurter Brenton cookies.

Cooking at the Cottage  3739 Lexington Road  Louisville Kentucky

Please call Cooking at the Cottage at 502-893-6700 or go to their website: to register for this class.