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 Speculaas cookies.
Springerle cookies are the dense dry anise flavored cookies that my grandmother and maybe your grandmother made with love for the holidays. But, you may want to bake them for other special occasions like weddings and showers.Don't like the traditional anise? No worries; we will make lemon or orange flavor for you.
Molded gingerbread, long an Eastern European favorite, will be baked using an updated, sweeter, softer gingerbread recipe. Often called "windmill cookies", but named Speculaas in Holland and Spekulaitus in Germany, these areone of the few cookies you may have only eaten from a commercial package. Wait until you taste the ones we bake in class. Speculaas cookies are a thin crisp spice cookie. The version we will make has a complex flavor profile that includes ground almonds, many spices and lemon zest, with sliced almond on their undersides.
Please bring a large shiny low rimmed baking sheet to take home your cookies for baking.
Cooks'Wares 11344 Montgomery Road Cincinnati OH 45249
Please call Cooks'Wares at 513-489-6400 or go to their website www.cookswaresonline.com to register for this class. Registration for this class will open in early August.