Relief Carvings By

A native of Aachen Germany which has a richly recorded history of Aachener Printen baking molds, Otto Werner (1923 - 1991) hand-carved a series of beautiful wood cookie molds that can be used for baking printen, springerle, speculatius, shortbread, sable cookies and salt dough ornaments. He demonstrated exceptional artistry and skill not only with his hand-carved traditional motifs but with innovative intricate one-of-a kind carvings of his own design. Unfortunately, he only began carving in his later years and the carvings in this gallery are the only ones. We think you'll agree that these beautiful molds can be used not only for baking but can be enjoyed as works of art, as well. Inquiries welcome.

The city of Aachen lies in the heart of Europe, in a region where three countries meet. At Aachen the borders of The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany come together. Aachener Printen, the nationally renown traditional confectionery of Aachen, are a type of gingerbread, usually large baked spice cookies, for which the dough is pressed into wooden forms and reproduced like prints - hence the word "Printen". Printen come in various shapes and designs. The old recipes and spices used are a closely guarded secret by Aachener ("Oecher") printen bakers.

Art Photography By

Hanne Lore Koehler

Written and painted by , owner of Koehler Art Studio Gallery. An artist who has painted many watercolor, acrylic, oil paintings and murals of landscapes, portraits, still life, architectural and sports art, she is also an author and illustrator of children's books. You can find her on Google, follow her on Facebook and also on Twitter.

See also:

landscape paintings by Otto Werner
LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS ........ Gallery 22

Otto Werner figurative pin-up art and female nude paintings
NUDE PAINTINGS ........ Gallery 24

Pennsylvania Dutch, Mennonite/Amish Hex designs by Otto Werner
HEX DESIGNS ........ Gallery 26

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