German Christmas-cookies are not for the faint of heart. A stray splatter of the boiling honey which forms the basis for these Lebkuchen can sear the flesh right off of the baker's arm. Husbands of yore were pressed into duty to whip the Springerle batter with a wooden spoon; a process which could take up to an hour.
Mein Gott! Ist das denn doch nicht endlich schon fertig?!!