Historical Origins of Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies have been a part of holiday traditions for centuries.

The origins of Christmas cookies can be traced back to Medieval Europe.

During this time, cookies were often made with spices and honey, and shaped into various festive designs.

In the 16th century, Christmas cookies became more popular in Germany, where they were often decorated with icing and other embellishments.

As German immigrants brought their holiday traditions to America, Christmas cookies became a staple of American holiday baking.

Today, there are countless varieties of Christmas cookies, from classic sugar cookies to more elaborate gingerbread houses.

Whether you're baking cookies with family or leaving them out for Santa, Christmas cookies are a beloved part of holiday celebrations around the world.

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