I ordered the cookie cutter (shown in the top photo) from a German company about 35 years ago. I also bought the paper Santas that match the shape of the cutter at the same time.
The cookies are glazed, then a couple dots of frosting hold the non-edible papers on. When my kids were in grade school, I use to visit their classes where I would have all the kids glaze the cookies and put the papers on to take home while we would talk about the German Christmas customs. It was always great fun. I don't make the Honig Lebkuchen like this very often anymore. I only have enough paper Santas left to do about one more batch. I can't find any place to order them anymore, so guess I'll have to resort to photocopying and cut each paper out individually.
And here they are -- all ready to hand out to friends and family.
I'll be joining Centsational Girl for her cookie party on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Check it out for more goodies!