One of the treats children look forward to during the Holidays is gingerbread cookies. These sweet pastries smell and taste amazing. Decorating them is also a fun time to gather loved ones together for a Christmas activity.
Gingerbread cookies are usually baked in the shape of people. Others sometimes go all out and create gingerbread houses. Families use icing, fruit, sprinkles, and even chocolates to create amazing designs for their gingerbread men, ladies, boy, girl, and homes!
There are several versions of the origin of the Gingerbread Man and some date back to Medieval times. One historical account claims Queen Elizabeth I ordered cookies to be baked according to the likeness of her esteemed guests. It was such a hit that the cookies grew in popularity. Soon “gingerbread fairs” started popping up around England and Europe in honour of the Queen’s gingerbread designs.
One story may explain the Gingerbread cookies’ association to Christmas however. These cookies were said to be sacred and too special to be baked on any normal occasion that the general public was only allowed to make during Christmas and Easter.
This two-foot Gingerbread Girl may not smell or even taste as the Holiday treat, but it can make Christmas fans turn their heads in excitement. The collection also includes a Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Lady, and Gingerbread Boy.
Dimensions: L 63 x W 20 x H 108cm
Colours: Brown cookie body with white facial details, pink frills, and red hair ribbons