Springerle is a type of German Christmas 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. The typical springerle ingredients are eggs, flour, butter and anise seeds.
The recipe yield will depend on the size and the shape of the springerle mold that you use and how much you re-roll the dough. We used a rectangular wooden mold that was about 5 inches x 3 inches and we got a yield of 10 cookies. If you use the smaller square or round molds, you'll get closer to 4 1/2 dozen.