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If you’re like many people, the scent and taste of gingerbread brings to mind holiday memories. Whether it’s in the form of cookies, a decorated house, or even a flavored latte, gingerbread is everywhere this time of year.

One great holiday Gingerbread tradition is decorating Gingerbread Houses!

One great holiday Gingerbread tradition is decorating Gingerbread Houses!

But did you ever wonder why gingerbread is a part of the holiday season, or even where gingerbread came from in the first place? We found this fun, informative article with all sorts of interesting facts about the history of gingerbread.

 

According to the story, gingerbread has been baked in Europe since the eleventh century. Depending on the specific location it might be a soft cake, a crisp, flat cookie, or warm, thick, dark squares of “bread.” Although the exact flavor could vary, gingerbread was usually cut into shapes such as men, women, stars or animals.

 

If it’s often in the form of a cookie, why is it called “gingerbread“? As the article explains:

In Medieval England gingerbread meant simply “preserved ginger” and was an adaptation of the Old French gingebras, derived from the Latin name of the spice, Zingebar. It was only in the fifteenth century that the term came to be applied to a kind of cake made with treacle, an uncrystalized syrup drained from raw sugar during the refining process, and flavored with ginger. Ginger was also discovered to have a preservative effect when added to pastries and bread, and this probably led to the development of recipes for ginger cakes, cookies, and flavored breads.

Gingerbread came to North America with the settlers from all over Europe who brought their traditions and family recipes. The German practice of making and decorating houses from gingerbread at Christmas time was especially prevalent in Pennsylvania, where there was a strong German influence. Many traditional German gingerbreads reappeared in this area, especially during the holiday season.

Gingerbread Cookies from Smiley Cookie honor the long standing tradition of gingerbread on the holidays!

Gingerbread Cookies from Smiley Cookie honor the long standing tradition of gingerbread on the holidays!

At Smiley Cookie we put our own twist on the classic gingerbread cookie with our gingerbread smileys and mini gingerbread smileys, available in a variety of holiday gift sets. Contact us to check out our entire selection of gingerbread and other holiday cookies.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. What do you plan to give your child’s teacher as a special thank-you? Another mug? A gift card for that coffee shop?

How about something more unique?

Think back to your childhood: remember how special a simple cookie made you feel? What about a cookie with a smiley face on it? We’re pretty sure a box full of smiley face cookies would make that special teacher adore you even more.

Gourmet Cookies are a great way to show a teacher you appreciate all that they do. With 144 custom color combos, special occasion designs, and six different shapes your options are endless. By letting your child help choose the cookies, the gift becomes even more special.

 

Also, our cookies are nut free, so they can be brought into any classroom without any concern that they might make a child sick.

 

Holiday Cookies Make a Great Gift For A Teacher!

Holiday Cookies Make a Great Gift For A Teacher!

 

Teachers have plenty of mugs. Be ahead of the holiday game and order a custom designed box of cookies for that special teacher today! We take pride in offering a high-quality, great-tasting, fun cookie that just can’t help but bring a smile to your face.

Questions? Just contact us and let us help you make someone’s day just a bit more smiley.

Do you love Chocolate Chip Cookies? We’ll you can win a free dozen by playing our #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen gourmet chocolate chip cookies!

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our gourmet chocolate chip cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

 

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

 

Win delicious Choclate Chip Cookies by guessing whose famous Smile this is!

Win delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies by guessing whose famous Smile this is!

Every holiday we face the same dilemma — what to give those hard-to-buy-for folks on our list: the person who has everything, the person with no hobbies, the new relative you don’t know very well.

We like these people. We want to give them good gifts. But why do they have to make it so difficult?

Edible gifts, such as cookie gifts, are the answer. Really good edible gifts offer that personal touch that says you put some thought into your present. They won’t take up space or sit in the closet after the holidays. And who doesn’t like to eat?

You can choose your cookie gifts with the recipient in mind — pick a color, pick a shape, choose a flavor, or add chocolates, a mug, and other items for a personal touch.

Instead of walking the mall until your arches fall and racking your brain trying to come up with appropriate gifts, you can sit at home in a comfortable chair and take care of everyone on your gift list.

Your great Uncle Mike? The guy in the cubicle next to yours? Your picky cousin Marge? Take care of them all in a few minutes at SmileyCookie.com. We’ll do the baking, the decorating, the wrapping and the shipping. We’ll make sure your gift is everything you want and everything your recipient will love.

Give a cookie gift everyone will love!

Give a cookie gift everyone will love!

We bet when everyone has forgotten the ties and giftcards or holidays past, they’ll remember the great cookie gift that made them smile.

Gift dilemma solved.

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We’re back  with another #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen gourmet Halloween Cookies.

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our Jack O Lantern Cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

Want to win Halloween Cookies? Just name the celeb this smile belongs to!

Want to win Halloween Cookies? Just name the celeb this smile belongs to!

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And we’re back again with another #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen gourmet Halloween Cookies.

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our Gourmet Halloween Cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

 

You could win a dozen Halloween Cookies by guessing who this famous smile belongs to!

You could win a dozen Halloween Cookies by guessing who this famous smile belongs to!

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Another Friday and another #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen Smiley Cookies.

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our our super tasty Smiley Cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

 

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

 

Tell us who this famous smile belongs to and you could win a dozen free Smiley cookies!

Tell us who this famous smile belongs to and you could win a dozen free Smiley cookies!

It’s time to play another round of our wildly popular #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen Smiley Cookies.

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our fresh Smiley Cookies that we’ll deliver to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

 

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

Can you guess who this famous smile belongs to?

Can you guess who this famous smile belongs to?

 

Welcome back to the Smileycookie.com Blog! It’s time for another #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen Smiley Cookies.

 

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our world famous Smiley Cookies that we’ll deliver fresh to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

 

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

 

Tell us which celebrity this smile belongs to and you could win a dozen Smiley Cookies!

Tell us which celebrity this smile belongs to and you could win a dozen Smiley Cookies!

 

We’re back with another #StarSmile Contest! Just guess the name of the celebrity whose smile is pictured below and you’ll be automatically entered to win a dozen Smiley Cookies.

You can enter by tweeting your answer @Smileycookie with the tag #StarSmile or by leaving a guess in the comments section of the StarSmile post on our Facebook page. At stake is a dozen of our incredibly delicious Smiley Cookies that we’ll deliver fresh to your door.

 

Guess as often as you like and we’ll keep adding hints on Facebook and Twitter every now and then to help you out. We’ll randomly draw the winner from everyone who guessed correctly at 3 PM today. Get your friends involved by using the social media sharing buttons below.

 

But enough of the contest mumbo jumbo, can you tell us who this famous smile belongs to?

 

If you can guess whose Smile this is, you could win a dozen Smiley Cookies!

If you can guess whose Smile this is, you could win a dozen Smiley Cookies!

 

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