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5 Fantastic Facts About Christmas Cookies

The Christmas cookie tradition comes to us from medieval times, when the pagan Solstice or celebration of the Winter Equinox was absorbed into the Christian religion to become a time of year honoring the birth of Jesus Christ. Here are five amazing facts about the now commonplace Christmas cookies we make and exchange (and enjoy eating) during the holidays. Spicing Up the Kitchen: Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cloves, even peppercorns, ¬†dried fruits and nuts like almonds¬†became more available to cooks in the Middle Ages, who used these strong, aromatic spices in both sweet and savory dishes for ordinary dining and for feasts. The smell of these spices has become very Click to Read more…