Despite the fact that Gingerbread Cookies are associated to winter, to Christmas, in the middle of summer we find the National Day of Gingerbread Cookies. A date typical of the United States, which established July 1 as the day to commemorate these delicious cookies. Stay with us if you also want to celebrate Gingersnap Day; and, in addition, we will know the history of this wonderful sweet.
These cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. In the United Kingdom, where these cookies are very popular, they are usually served as an accompaniment to tea. They are also much healthier than the classic cookies, as their ingredients (ginger, cloves, cinnamon…) have a multitude of benefits and properties for our health.
July 1st, National Gingersnap Day
July 1 has been established in the United States as National Gingersnap Day to recognize a very popular and famous candy all over the world. And the fact is that these cookies, whether they are round or person-shaped, are an icon.
Do you want to celebrate Gingersnap Day too? Make your own delicious Gingersnap and share them on your and share it on the networks using the Hashtag #DiaNacionalDelGingersnap
Origin of this popular sweet
Gingerbread cookies have their origin in Gingerbread. A sweet first made by the monk Gregory of Nicopolis, in the 11th century, in Greece. This bread also contained rose water, cinnamon, cardamom… In addition to making the first recorded gingerbread, he was also responsible for bringing the recipe to Central Europe.
In Europe this bread became enormously popular, and was the precursor of gingerbread cookies.
Later, it was Queen Elizabeth I of England who gave these cookies human shapes. And she began serving them to her guests at tea time.
With this simple gesture, gingerbread cookies began to gain even more popularity. It even became a tradition during the Victorian era for young women to take these man-shaped cookies in the belief that they would be sure to find a husband.
Did you know that Ginger was one of the first spices exported from Asia? They started exporting it from Southeast Asia, where it originated, more than 5000 years ago.
In 500 BC ginger was used for medicinal purposes in China and India.
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