German Lebkuchen: The Original Gingerbread

by Rachel Baker on December 12, 2013

Here’s a bit of history and a bonus recipe for the gingerbread cookie.

Every culture has their own special way of celebrating the holidays with their specific holiday foods. In this holiday post I want to share one recipe that embodies the holidays in a very special way.

Can you guess what it is? Here is a hint: it is as simple as a cookie. A cookie that has been made specifically for the holidays for hundreds of years by various cultures is still the number one selling holiday cookie today.

If you’re thinking gingerbread cookies you would be correct! Gingerbread men, gingerbread holiday shapes and don’t forget the “granddaddy” of them all: gingerbread houses. The making of these holiday cookies are a time-honored tradition in many families across the world.

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