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My Cookie Books!

Baking with Cookie Molds
Secrets and Recipes for Making Amazing Handcrafted Cookies



Cookie Molds Around the Year

An Almanac of Molds, Cookies, and Other Treats for Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Other Holidays, and Every Season

Cookie and Cookie Mold Resources

Where do you get cookie molds?

And where's everyone else?

Good questions.

Here's a list of books, web sites, vendors, and other resources that I found in the course of writing the book. And I intend to add to it as I learn more. So if you know of a good resource that isn't listed, please use the contact form on this web site to let me know, and I'll list it.

And at the bottom is a link to another resource of my own: Beginning in November, 2010, it will be a monthly "cookie magazine" blog, where I'll give new seasonal recipes and discuss seasonal cookie molds each month. Ingredients and special techniques are included, too.

Groups and Organizations

Cookie Cutter Collectors Club
A national organization in the US, with regional chapters, a newsletter, and biennial conventions.

In addition, there are two Internet mailing lists:


All three are very helpful, filled with people who enjoy making cookies and sharing their expertise.


Web Sites

Vendors of Cookie Molds

Artesão Unique & Custom Cookie Molds

Birdsall-Worthington Pottery
Pottery cookie stamps

Carved cookie stamps and springerle molds

Cavity molds and springerle molds. Located in Germany.

Fantes Springerle Molds
Wood springerle boards and rolling pins

Hobi Cookie Molds
Hand carved beechwood and cherry cavity molds, springerle boards, and cookie stamps. Recipes and information.

Holland's Best
Springerle and speculaas molds

House on the Hill, Inc.
Resin/wood composite springerle boards and rolling pins. A few metal-faced springerle boards. Most of the molds are reproductions of very old, detailed cookie molds.
Recipes, video tutorials, and information.

International Trading
Hand cast cavity molds and springerle boards. North American seller for Merkle and Ursel Koenig. Recipes and books.

Merkle Springerle Molds
Hand carved pear and plum wood springerle molds

My Cookie Mold
Laser-cut wood molds in a wide variety of designs.

Prosphora Stamp Central

Rycraft Cookie Stamps
Pottery cookie stamps

Springerle House
Wood/composition replicas of historic Swiss springerle molds

The Springerle Baker
Wood/composition replicas of historic springerle, speculaas, and gingerbread molds. Springerle cookies, classes, recipes, and information

Springerle Emporium
Laser cut wood molds and rolling pins

Springerle Traditions
Resin replicas of historic springerle molds. Authorized distributor for Anis-ParadiesLocated in Michigan.

S.R. White Carving
Handcarved springerle molds

Cookie stamps


Information about Cookie Molds and Molded Cookies

(Also check vendor and organization web sites for information)

Brown Bag Cookie Molds
In the past, Brown Bag made ceramic cavity molds, shortbread pans, cookie stamps, and “tiles,” which are a ceramic version of a small springerle board. At present, they’re producing only shortbread molds and a limited range of cavity molds. Their web site has recipes, instructions for use, and a catalog of all their products, past and present.

Cookie Cutter Search
Information about the history of cookie cutters and molds and a searchable database

Thomas Collection
Information about molds and carvers, many recipes


These are books that I found helpful in researching molded cookies and developing recipes

300 Years of Kitchen Collectibles, 5th Edition, by Linda Campbell Franklin. Krause Publications, Iola, WI, 2003.

The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef, by Bo Friberg. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2003.

Carved Honeycake Molds, by Piroska Weiner and Corvina Kiadó. Translated by Elisabeth Hoch and Elisabeth West. Kner Printing House, Gyoma, Hungary, 1981.

The Christmas Cook, by William Woys Weaver. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1990.

Cookie Cutters and Cookie Molds, by Phyllis Steiss Wetherill. Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 1985.

The Edible Mass Medium, by Anneliese Harding. Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, 1975.

The Flavor Bible, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2008.

Food and Drink in Britain, by C. Anne Wilson. Academy Chicago Publishers, Chicago, IL, 1973.

How Baking Works, by Paula Figoni. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2004.

How to Bake, by Nick Malgieri. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1995.

My Favorite Cookies from the Old Country, by Olli Leeb. Druckerei & Verlag Steinmeier, Nördlingen, Germany.

Ratio, The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, by Michael Ruhlman. Scribner, New York, 2009.

The Secrets of Baking, by Sherry Yard. Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, 2003.

Springerles-Back-Lust, by Elke Knittel. Silberburg-Verlag, Tübingen, Germany, 2005. (In German)

Änismodel: Geschichte - Brauchtum - Symbolik, by Linus Feller, Paradies Verlag, Switzerland. (In German, available on the Änis-Paradies web site.)




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