This is an old German recipe for aniseed flavoured biscuits which belonged to my mother-in-law. I've been baking these for the years at Christmas! Look for a springerle rolling pin in antique or specialty shops.
Springerle is an embossed biscuit from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. A mould or rolling pin is used to emboss designs on rolled dough. The name itself means 'little knights' and these biscuits are centuries old!