Gingerbread & Sugar Cookies

A Tradition-ful Advent: Gingerbread & Sugar Cookies A Little History: The first known recipe for gingerbread came from Greece in 2400 BC. Chinese recipes were developed during the 10th century and by the late Middle Ages, Europeans had their own version of gingerbread. The hard cookies, sometimes gilded with gold leaf and shaped like animals,… Continue reading Gingerbread & Sugar Cookies

Ornaments on the Christmas Tree

A Tradition-ful Advent: Ornaments on the Christmas Tree A Little History: In Germany, the first Christmas Trees were decorated with edible things, such as gingerbread and gold covered apples. This was probably from the Paradise trees used in the plays where they acted out stories like Adam and Eve on Christmas Eve. (See the post… Continue reading Ornaments on the Christmas Tree