Springerle is a type of German cookie with an embossed design made by pressing a mold onto rolled dough and allowing the impression to dry before baking. This preserves the detail of the surface pattern. They are most commonly seen during the Christmas season.
Springerle, Anise Cookies , German Christmas Cookies ~ these also were baked by my uncle in his bakery and by my Mom when I was growing up, loved them..good dunking cookies in milk, or hot beverage. I need to find a mold and try them. This site has a recipe.