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June 5: Put Some Snap in Your Cookies for National Gingerbread Day

England's the source of many a culinary delight, and gingerbread men cookies is just one of them. It got the royal seal of approval from Elizabeth I in the 15th century. However, gingerbread itself originates from Armenia, with honey and ginger root two of the key ingredients. As word spread around Europe, it was widely believed that gingerbread could have health benefits.

Hansel and Gretel, of course, is an iconic fairytale that centers on a gingerbread house. The foodstuff doesn't have to be made into biscuit form, with some sumptuous recipes for gingerbread cake popular with U.S. bakers and food stylists. Methods that are used for creating gingerbread do vary widely depending on the country where it's being made. For instance, in Scandinavia, gingerbread biscuits are known for being razor thin, and snapping easily.

Consumption statistics are hard to find. However, you should expect a surge during the holiday season, particularly at Christmas. For many families, it's seen as a quintessential part of the holidays.

Dishfolio food bloggers love their gingerbread and if you're looking to make gingerbread cookies from scratch, online food recipes await you here!

Gingerbread cookies – chewy & soft

Gingerbread cookies – chewy, soft and delicious


Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake is a shimmery, aromatic dessert reminiscent of Grandma's holiday kitchen.


Orange Gingerbread Cookies with Rum Glaze

Soft gingerbread cookies with a hint of orange and a kick of rum make these cookies the perfect grown-up version of the classic gingerbread cookie.


Gingerbread Cake Bars

gingerbread cake bars with ermine frosting: because it's never too early to start thinking about holiday baking!


More Power Gingerbread Smoothie

The ultimate gingerbread smoothie. Tastes just like gingerbread without any of the guilt! Fabulous for breakfast or as a snack.


Gingerbread Ice Cream

Your favorite seasonal flavor gets a cold, creamy makeover!


Guinness gingerbread cupcakes

Guinness gingerbread cupcakes – a moist, dark, gingery cupcake with depth added by the Guinness, topped with cream cheese icing.


Gingerbread Loaf with Ginger Glaze

A delicious gingerbread loaf with light spice and delectable cinnamon and ginger glaze.


Gingerbread Pancakes

A thick and fluffy pancake made with greek yogurt and tastes like a gingerbread cookie.


Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cookies

These whole grain gingerbread men are easy to make and fun to decorate. Plus, those with egg allergies won't be left out in the cold!


White Chocolate Kissed Gingerbread Cookies

Soft gingerbread cookies with white chocolate Kisses