The real Christmas cookie


Madison DeMasse

This is the finished product of the Betty Crocker gingerbread cookies.

Madison DeMasse, Staff Writer/Social Media Manager

Gingerbread cookies: the face of the holiday season, but many think they’re disgusting.

The first known gingerbread recipe came from Greece in 2400 BC. Most countries developed their own version of the recipe and it became a staple at Medieval fairs in England, France, Holland and Germany.

Gingerbread men dressed in royal icing look somewhat like people with clothes and a face. Queen Elizabeth I is responsible for the idea to decorate the gingerbread men to resemble the dignitaries visiting her court, according to The History Kitchen on PBS.

Although many kids today admire the decoration of the gingerbread, they don’t know what a gingerbread cookie tastes like, or they’ve tried them but think they’re gross.

“Gingerbread cookies don’t taste as good as they look,” junior Jessica Barjuca said. “There’s too much spice and it overpowers the flavor.”

To determine if the population is correct, I tested out a gingerbread cookie recipe by Betty Crocker. Follow the instructions on the back of the package and frost if chosen; Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting was the best choice.

At the end of the baking process, the people stand correct in the case that gingerbread looks very appetizing but doesn’t taste like it. They’re filled with too much spice and too much ginger; it definitely is an acquired taste.