Heart shaped gingerbread with a slit to hang from a glass of mulled wine (make the cut rather wide before baking because gingerbread swells slightly in the oven). I'm not sure about the wine. The cookie sounds like a cute and simple thing
Netherlands- Sinterklaas is St. Nicholas in the Netherlands. Dutch children put wooden shoes filled with hay and sugar for Sinterklaas' horse. Good children receive shoes full of sweet treats as a child we would sing to Sinterklaas.