NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY
Mmmmmm, hungry? Join National Gingersnap Day on July 1st by enjoying this sweet and savory treat. Recipes for gingersnap cookies typically call for molasses, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar. The combination of sweet and spicy has long been enjoyed for generations.
The lower calories in gingersnaps make them a healthier alternative to other cookies, but they also have additional benefits. For example, ginger, cinnamon, and clove all include anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. They may also help fight heart disease. Cinnamon contributes to lower amounts of glucose in the bloodstream; ginger helps aid digestion, and cloves also help prevent oral diseases and headaches.
Around the world, gingersnaps come in different shapes and sizes. In America, it’s much like a sugar cookie, but in Scandinavia, it’s more like a wafer.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGingersnapDay
To enjoy this national holiday, you could make a batch yourself and savor a sweet treat while knowing that you are getting some health benefits at the same time. But don’t be stingy – make them to share! Here is just one gingersnap recipe you can try. You might also enjoy these easy-to-buy Gingersnaps instead. Post on social media using #NationalGingersnapDay.
NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY HISTORY
The history of the gingersnap goes back for centuries. Ginger dates back to the middle ages, and gingersnaps have long been created in Germany and England. Within our research, we were unable to locate the original creator of this National Day.