Ah, the Cookie Christmases of Childhood a rhyme by Gene Wilson, 2007
A Christmas tradition: our springerle cakes... What a nice impression this quaint cookie makes!
Dainty and white, embossed "picture pillows," An anise-hartshorn aroma billows...
As our sweet German recipe slowly bakes.
Grandma's recipe may still be the best... With oil of anise - or with orange zest!
Springerle doughs are quite simple mixtures, Their crowning glory is in their PICTURES!
Shaping springerle cookies - as we should, We "imprint" the dough with a mold of wood.
Their beautiful designs are truly a delight, Baked in the oven - after drying overnight.
Ah, the "Cookie Christmases" of childhood.