You’re probably wondering where are my pictures of springerle cookies now that I have the molds.
I need baker’s ammonia and anise oil to make them. I could make them without the baker’s ammonia and/or the anise oil but that’s my preferred recipe.
I have both baker’s ammonia and anise oil in Texas. I hadn’t brought them with me because, when I came here and had room in my car, I didn’t think about it since I had no idea I’d ever find the molds.
The last thing I asked Vince to bring was my knife sharpener and it’s a tiny, hand held thing and he said “I don’t have room in the car for one more thing!” I figured it best not to ask him to bring the baker’s ammonia and anise oil.
I ordered both baker’s ammonia and anise oil from the same place on Amazon. It was to be here this past Sunday but I figured I wouldn’t get it til Monday. I didn’t get it Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday. On Wednesday I called and was told “It may be lost but it may be arriving late. Call back if you don’t have it by Monday!” Do they know how badly I want to make cookies? The more important question . . do they care? That would be NO!
Yesterday morning I looked online and it said “Your order appears to be lost! You may ask for a refund. There was a “refund” button to click. I clicked it and then it told me “Please wait another day. It could be arriving late.” Grrrr!
I called, ended up getting a refund.
At that point, I decided I could find anise oil in Joplin and I’d skip the baker’s ammonia. Nope, couldn’t find anise oil in Joplin. There’s a kind of old fashioned pharmacy in Webb City so I called them and yes, they had anise oil. $35 for 1 ounce. Amazon has 1 ounce for $12. I ended up ordering both baker’s ammonia and anise oil from other sellers on Amazon. One thing (can’t remember which) may be here Sunday. I doubt it but we’ll see.
I do have almond extract and anise extract and if I get desperate, and I may, I might try making cookies using one of those.