The Gingerbread Man Is a Pretty Good Cookie

By DKM
@Corbin5 (208793)
United States
October 29, 2020 10:50am CST
Gingerbread men, tasty little cookies shaped like tiny men, have been around since the 1400s. Elizabeth I of England was to entertain a lot of important men at a dinner during her reign. Well, clever Elizabeth I had figures of gingerbread men made to represent each of her very important male guests. How cute was that?? I was pleased to know that gingerbread men were also sold by magicians and witches to young ladies as a love potion. When a young lady ate her purchased gingerbread man, the man of her dreams would fall in love with her. Also, if the young lady could get the man of her dreams to eat the gingerbread man she purchased, well he was all hers. So romantic! https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/230238/gingerbread-men-cookies/
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@Hytton03 (2006)
• Philippines
29 Oct
Nice thanks for sharing later i will check the link.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
I just remember my mom reading me the story of the Gingerbread Man. Fun to listen to.
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@Hytton03 (2006)
• Philippines
30 Oct
@Corbin5 i will check because i know my kids will love the links.
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@marlina (112913)
• Canada
29 Oct
Thanks for the link, on my way to check it out
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
I remember Mom or Grandma reading that story to us when we were kids.
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@marlina (112913)
• Canada
29 Oct
@Corbin5 I enjoyed watching the video, thanks
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
@marlina You are welcome, my friend.
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@CarolDM (102621)
• United States
29 Oct
Cool history, he is a friend of mine.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
He really does make for a good friend. I always remembering biting his head off first.
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@CarolDM (102621)
• United States
29 Oct
@Corbin5 And making all those gingerbread houses were fun.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
@CarolDM Oh, I remember doing that. When my brother was in kindergarten, he would place his mat for naps kindergarten kids took back in the day, right next the gingerbread house a parent made for the class. My brother ate parts of that gingerbread house each day during naptime, and the teacher called my mom about that. My dad taught at the same school, so what my brother did was a bit embarrassing for Dad.
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@much2say (45427)
• United States
29 Oct
Ohhh, I didn't know about the gingerbread man's history! I have made them before but was often too lazy to actually decorate them .
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
Those gingerbread men do take time to decorate. I am one of little patience so I just buy them from a bakery.
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@much2say (45427)
• United States
29 Oct
@Corbin5 I've definitely done that too - lots of times .
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
30 Oct
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@DocAndersen (30027)
• United States
29 Oct
it is one of my favorite holiday treats but the ones we make run away.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
Yes, in order to catch him, we have to use the services of a fox.
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@DocAndersen (30027)
• United States
29 Oct
@Corbin5 ah we haven't hired a fox bad on us
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
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@rebelann (77904)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Oct
I have never actually seen one except in pictures or videos.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
30 Oct
They taste OK but are a bit dry for me. I like a chewy cookie a lot better.
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@rebelann (77904)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Oct
I actually don't care much for cookies to begin with so I'm not sure what I'd think of it @Corbin5
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@Dena91 (9174)
• United States
30 Oct
Interesting history on the gingerbread man cookie. I have never made any but I do love ginger snap cookies.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
30 Oct
Gingersnap cookies are so good. Nice to have with coffee or tea.
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@Dena91 (9174)
• United States
30 Oct
@Corbin5 I like them with hot tea. So good on a cool day
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@lovebuglena (23602)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Oct
I don't remember the last time I had one. Interesting bit of info.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
I have always felt gingerbread men were a bit dry. I prefer a cookie that is a bit chewy.
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@lovebuglena (23602)
• Staten Island, New York
29 Oct
@Corbin5 I like chewy cookies too. When I buy Chips Ahoy chocolate chip cookies I always get the chewy ones.
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@thelme55 (56679)
• Germany
29 Oct
I love gingerbread man cookies. We have these during Christmas time here. Sometimes, I baked gingerbread men for my friends and relatives. Thank you for sharing the gingerbread men story.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
Gingerbread men sure are a lot of fun to decorate.
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@thelme55 (56679)
• Germany
29 Oct
@Corbin5 Yes. I have a lot of fun making them.
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• United States
29 Oct
thanks fer the bit 'f history'n these beloved cookies.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
It is nice to know that the gingerbread man was a love token for young ladies.
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• United States
29 Oct
@Corbin5 yes'n no? i kinda read that'n thought 'f the black widow.... rofl
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@snowy22315 (101881)
• United States
29 Oct
I had no idea gingerbread men had such a history
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
The queen was very wise to use those gingerbread men she had made to represent foreign dignitaries and people in her court so that she could influence them to her way of thinking.
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@snowy22315 (101881)
• United States
29 Oct
@Corbin5 Oh yes, indeed!
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• United States
29 Oct
I love gingerbread and gingerbread men but never knew the history behind those cookies. I haven't made them in quite a few years but maybe I'll make a batch for the holidays
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
I might make some too. So much fun to decorate those gingerbread men.
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• United States
29 Oct
@Corbin5 it would be fun
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• India
29 Oct
I like ginger so I'll ok trying these
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
They are tasty little cookies. They go well with coffee or tea.
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• India
29 Oct
@Corbin5 thanks
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• Banjarmasin, Indonesia
30 Oct
Yes true
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
30 Oct
It was fun to learn the history of this cookie.
@Janet357 (62910)
30 Oct
never heard of this one. Thank you for the info Miss Deb.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
30 Oct
You are welcome, my friend.
@ScotMac (1348)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct
That romantic bit didn't work for me. My girlfriends always wanted diamonds and pearls
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
30 Oct
I would go for the diamonds and pearls too!! Forget that cookie!
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@franxav (8385)
29 Oct
Our children love the story about the gingerbread running away out of the house.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
30 Oct
My mom and my grandmother would read that story to my siblings and me. We loved that story too.
@Hate2Iron (14766)
• Canada
29 Oct
I always thought that they were German for some reason. I have always loved the flavor and surprisingly enough, my husband has developed a taste for them too!!!
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
They are definitely tasty little cookies. I remember always biting the head off first.
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@Sojourn (10942)
• India
29 Oct
The witch part made it seem like a Voodoo based out of England.
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
Yes, it was like a form of voodoo in England. Folk-medicine practitioners, often described as witches or magicians, who would create them as love tokens for young women.
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@marlina (112913)
• Canada
29 Oct
Interesting!
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@Corbin5 (208793)
• United States
29 Oct
I think so too.
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