Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Cookies

      This post is about one thing my family and I have been doing for Christmas. We've been making Christmas cookies to give to neighbors. I also made cranberry and banana nut bread. We made gingerbread men and sugar cookies that were snowmen, bells, trees, and stars. We decorated with raisins, red-hots, chocolate chips, and lots of different types of sprinkles. 

Another tradition we have is to read Christmas books. In the back of a book titled The Twelve Days Of Christmas that is illustrated with gingerbread cookies, it told some history of the gingerbread cookies. I would like to share some of these facts...  

  • Gingerbread men were especially popular in England. 
  • Mrs. Washington made them for George Washington.
  • In the 1800's Americans hanged gingerbread ornaments on their trees. 
  • Some American bakers made alphabets which kids were allowed to eat when they learned their letters.



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