springerle

noun
spring·​er·​le | \ˈs(h)priŋərlə\
plural -s

Definition of springerle 

: a thick hard cookie that is usually flavored with anise and has a design impressed in relief upon the dough by means of a carved board or rolling pin and that is traditionally eaten at Christmas in German-speaking countries

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History and Etymology for springerle

German dialect (Alemannic), literally, hare, diminutive of springer jumper, from Middle High German, from springen to jump (from Old High German springan) + -er

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