About Springerle Cookie Molds

About Springerle Cookie Molds by S.R. White Carving and Son


Springerle (SPRING-uhr-lee) – These are traditional Christmas cookies that originated in Bavaria and Austria. They carved Springerle cookie molds with images of holiday events, Biblical stories, and scenes from everyday life.  They made cookies to celebrate births and weddings. Exchanging Springerles during the holidays was a common practice, very much like we exchange cards today. Food historians have suggested that the name “Springerle” may have come about because the cookies rise or “spring up” while cooking.


We make individually carved Springerle cookie molds from kiln-dried American Cherry in our Pennsylvania workshop.  Each pattern is intricately carved in reverse to create a positive image. These cookie molds will make beautiful decorative cookies that you can use to adorn your Holiday table.  Crafters can also use these cookie molds to make festive decorations because of their artistic motif.


Each Springerle Cookie Mold has a food safe mineral oil finish.  Also included with each mold is copy of a Springerle cookie recipe.  Collect all our Cookie molds for baking or Holiday decorating.


Care Instructions: To clean, gently wash the cookie mold in soap and warm water.  DO NOT soak the wooden mold in water.  You can use a toothbrush to clean crevices.  When dry, apply a light coat of mineral oil or another food safe oil.  Be sure to wipe off all the excess oil with soft cloth and pat dry.  Let dry completely before using again.