Check out the amazing idea from the December 2006 issue of Country Living Magazine!
Cookies that have been decorated using rubber stamps to cookie dough.
The impression is then painted by dipping the brush into lemon extract, then luster dust (used for cake decorating). Springerle are usually an anise cookie, but you could do standard sugar too. I like Martha Stewart's sugar cookie recipe with royal icing.
I can envision this in a clay also, and shellacked, then strung on a garland. I absolutely love this idea.
I love it so much that I took this magazine to my favorite stamping store to share it with the employees.
I then turned to a customer to show her--look, look how cool!
She stared at me like I was loose from the mental ward, then without saying a word, turned and continued shopping. Alrighty then.