ALL ORDERS PLACED BEFORE THE DEADLINE (NOV 21) WILL BE SHIPPED IN PLENTY OF TIME TO ARRIVE BY CHRISTMAS. IF YOU REQUESTED A SPECIFIC DELIVERY DATE, WE WILL ACCOMMODATE YOU. IF YOU DID NOT, YOUR ORDER WILL ARRIVE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, BARRING ANY UNUSUAL SHIPPING DELAYS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. WE SHIP USPS PRIORITY MAIL. ALL ORDERS PLACED AFTER NOV 21 WILL BE SHIPPED ASAP, AND WE STRIVE EVERY YEAR TO GET AS MANY LATER ORDERS OUT IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS ARRIVAL AS POSSIBLE. ALL OTHERS ARE SHIPPED IMMEDIATELEY FOLLOWING CHRISTMAS.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR COOKIES TO STAY SOFT FOR THE HOLIDAY, WE SUGGEST REMOVING THEM FROM ANY PAPER PACKAGING AND PUTTING THEM IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER AND FREEZING THEM! THEY THAW BEAUTIFULLY IF THAWED ON A RACK.
WE SHIP YOUR COOKIES THE DAY THEY ARE BAKED: THEY LEAVE OUR KITCHEN SOFT. TRY AS WE MIGHT, WE CANNOT CONTROL SHIPPING DELAYS: IF YOUR COOKIES ARRIVE HARD, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SPRINGERLE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE VERY HARD DUNKING COOKIES (LIKE BISCOTTI). TO SOFTEN, PUT A PIECE OF BREAD OR APPLE IN A CONTAINER WITH THE COOKIES, CHANGING AS NEEDED. WE DO SHIP PRIORITY MAIL: USUALLY 3-5 DAYS NATIONWIDE, BUT UNFORTUNATELY DELAYS ARE WORLDWIDE. WE SO APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE IN THIS UNUSUAL TIME.
Springerle cookies were among the traditional ornaments used to adorn Pennsylvania German tabletop trees. Ours are handmade, one at a time, as they have been for hundreds of years. These are actual springerle cookies, but have been cured to harden for many months, and are ribboned with pretty gold ribbon. They are hard, but still a breakable item.
With proper care they will keep for many years as beautiful adornments on your Christmas tree, or as decorations in your home. We have had some in a shadow box for about eight years now! We do enclose detailed, simple care instructions with each order. We have many hundreds of designs, and ask that you allow us to choose a nice mix for you.
Designs will vary greatly, and include people scenes, animals, fruits and flowers, holidays, and many other traditional motifs. We will NOT duplicate any designs in your order. Each order comes with a brochure on the history of springerle cookies.
Try these on a feather tree with traditional popcorn garland...simple, elegant, and gorgeous! The play of light and shadow within the branches of a Christmas tree serves to exquisitely highlight the designs of these ornaments. We are sure you will love them!
We offer the two-dozen quantity at a significant savings so you can decorate a whole feather tree in springerle ornaments, as pictured on our home page