Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fact of the Day: Gingerbread Cookies

The practice of making gingerbread men cookies dates back to the 15th century. Queen Elizabeth I even had some served in her royal court. 

20 comments:

Joy said...

Wow! It has been a very long tradition!

Margaret D said...

That's good to know those biscuits have been around for that long.

Bob Bushell said...

A great tradition.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A tasty tradition!

Pat Hatt said...

They sure lasted through the ages

Anonymous said...

wow, imagine that!!!! Those are beauties in the photo!

Christine said...

Interesting, a classic

DEZMOND said...

I;'ve never had one, ginger ain't so popular not available here

Al Penwasser said...

My guess is that the Queen took their heads first.

Sakuranko said...

The gingerbread is not popular on my country but I thin are very cute!
Thanks for share this interesting fact
xx

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Pilar Domínguez said...

Wow, I didn´t know it was so old this recipe. Kisses:)

Stephanie Faris said...

Except they call them biscuits instead of cookies. When my stepdad first moved here from England and heard someone refer to "biscuits and gravy," he thought that meant cookies covered in brown gravy!

stephen Hayes said...

Didn't know this.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

And they still taste great

Anna-Alina said...

I didn't know that they are so ''old''.

Adam said...

doesn't that sound delicious?

Mary Kirkland said...

How cool. I've never made them myself but I do like to eat them.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love a good gingerbread cookie. Hate making them though!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

With M&M's - I'm onboard!!

bj said...

OOO, I love this...I had no idea they dated back that far. I didn't even realize they had cookie cutters back then. :)