How to care for your springerle cookie molds and rolling pins:
To clean your molds, gently scrub the molds using a soft bristled brush or terry wash cloth and mild soapy water. A mushroom brush works well for this purpose. Rinse briefly and repeat the scrub if needed. Rinse again. Pat the mold with a terry towel and dry as well as possible, then allow the cookie mold to dry completely before storing it in a cool dry place.
Never soak the molds in water. If there is some stubborn dough stuck in the mold, place a droplet of water on the effected area and allow the water to set for a minute, then using a round wooden toothpick, clean out the softened dough and wash again. Dry mold thoroughly before storing them.
Never submerge rolling pins in water as the handles are made of wood.
The cookie molds may chip if they are dropped or struck sharply. Store them in wrapped bubble bags or paper to keep the molds from tapping against each other.
Treat your molds as you would fine wooden-ware and they will last for many years to come.