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Springerle Shortbread

Author: Charlotte Bothe

Springerle Shortbread Recipe

If you're used to springerle cookies that are as challenging to roll out as lifting your own body weight, this recipe is your answer to sore arms! Thanks to Frank Tegethoff, one of our talented test bakers, for coming up with this easier springerle recipe.

At a glance

3 to 4 dozen small cookies
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:


  1. Beat together the butter, sugars, and salt until light and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla, and fold in the flour.
  2. Divide the dough in half, shape both halves into disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  4. Working with one disk at a time, flour your work surface and roll the dough 1/4" thick.
  5. To shape cookies using a springerle pin: Brush a very light coating of flour onto the dough and your springerle pin. Slowly roll the springerle pin over the dough, pressing down hard enough to leave a good impression. Cut the cookies apart on the lines.
  6. To shape cookies using a springerle mold: Brush a very light coating of flour onto the dough and your springerle mold. Press the mold firmly into the dough, then remove and cut around the design with a knife or a fluted pastry wheel.
  7. Transfer the cut cookies to the prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges. Remove them from the oven, and cool right on the pan.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 21g
  • Servings Per Batch 36
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 100
  • Calories from Fat 45
  • Total Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 35mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.