The history of the German biscuits Springer goes back almost a thousand years ago when the Germanic tribes, during the winter solstice celebration, performed animal sacrifices as offerings to the god Wotan (Odin) supreme king of the Norse gods. Poorer people who could not afford to sacrifice their animals made these animal crackers to offier instead. The Springer first recipe appeared in a 1688 cookbook. The cookies became very popular between 1600 and 1800 when artisans began making molds…

The history of the German biscuits Springer goes back almost a thousand years ago when the Germanic tribes, during the winter solstice celebration, performed animal sacrifices as offerings to the god Wotan (Odin) supreme king of the Norse gods. Poorer people who could not afford to sacrifice their animals made these animal crackers to offier instead. The Springer first recipe appeared in a 1688 cookbook. The cookies became very popular between 1600 and 1800 when artisans began making molds…

Beautiful, perfectly made springerle cookies, showing off their lower "foot" that forms during baking and is considered an essential part of the correctly made springerle.

Beautiful, perfectly made springerle cookies, showing off their lower "foot" that forms during baking and is considered an essential part of the correctly made springerle.

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