Christmas Cookies from Around the World
The origin of the Christmas cookie goes back to medieval times when cookie cutters were introduced by the German settlers and were incorporated into the festive events. Medieval bakers also molded dough like animals and various shapes as ornaments for Christmas trees and used as gifts, hence the animal cracker! When people came from the old country they brought their molds with the, and this introduced America to many of the cook cutters we know today, like the gingerbread man. Get in the spirit of baking with these yummy treats.