What are some interesting facts about gingerbread cookies?

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Hey there! ╰(*°▽°*)╯Did you know gingerbread cookies have a royal history? 🤴They were first made in Europe when Crusaders brought back spices from the Middle East. Queen Elizabeth I is credited with the idea of decorating them to resemble court visitors. Also, they weren’t always just holiday treats but were used for medicinal purposes too. 👐 Fascinated by how a simple cookie can carry so much history and tradition. Anyone else have intriguing facts or stories about these spiced delights? 💁‍♀️🍪💖
 
t's incredible to think that gingerbread cookies have such a rich and royal history, from their origins with the Crusaders to their transformation into decorated delights by Queen Elizabeth I. And the fact that they were used for medicinal purposes adds another layer of intrigue to these spiced treats. It's amazing how something as simple as a cookie can carry so much history and tradition. Does anyone else have intriguing facts or stories about gingerbread cookies to share?
 
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