For the past couple of days I have been experimenting with cookies made in springerle molds. I first discovered springerle molds in December when there was an article about them in a magazine. As soon as I saw a picture of the molds, I knew immediately that I had to have some.
With the holidays and working, I didn’t have time to do anything until a few weeks ago. It was so hard narrowing down my choices. Finally I decided on a large heart mold that I figured could be used for Valentines, a double rose, and a mold that had small little shells.
I tried two recipes yesterday. The cookies looked gorgeous, but the taste was just not there. Supposedly you can use the molds for shortbread, but when I tried imy shortbread recipe today,the dough always fell apart when I tried to remove the cookie from the mold. I was feeling pretty discouraged but decided to give one last try today and I made a cream cheese cookie dough.
Yes! I knew right away that this dough tasted good and was the right consistency. And of course I had to add a little chocolate so you can see that the small shell cookies have a chocolate walnut filling.