National Gingersnap Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes, & How to celebrate the National Gingersnap Day

National Gingersnap Day 2020 - On 1 July 2020, National Gingersnap Day is observed to enjoy the famous sweet and savoury snack flavoured with ginger. Get the information with the history of National Gingersnap Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Gingersnap Day 2020.

Keerthana | Updated Jun 30, 2020 13:00 PM

National Gingersnap Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes, & How to celebrate the National Gingersnap Day

National Gingersnap Day 2020

National Gingersnap Day is celebrated on July 1 of every year. National Gingersnap Day 2020 is to celebrate the common dunk into the tea, Gingersnap cookies. On this National Gingersnap Day, people around the country enjoy the rich flavoured gingersnaps cookies along with their family and loved ones. Gingersnaps are popular in Germany as it is the main ingredient in Gravy, known as Sauerbraten. 

What is Gingersnap?

Gingersnaps are usually cookies made with molasses, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar. They are a sweet and spicy combination and have been enjoyed for generations. Gingersnap is the same as gingerbread but traditionally gingerbreads are made in various shapes. Gingersnaps come in different shapes and sizes around the world. It's like a sugar cookie in America but in Scandinavia, it's more like a wafer. The other names of Gingersnap are ginger nuts and ginger biscuits. There are many flavors and recipes available to prepare Gingersnap.

What are the benefits of Gingersnaps?

The delicious gingersnaps can offer numerous health benefits. Gingersnaps are a healthier alternative to other cookies as they usually have a lower calorie content. Additional advantages of Gingersnaps include:

  • anti-inflammatory properties

  • ability to improve blood circulation

  • combating heart disease

  • oral diseases. 

What is the history of National Gingersnap Day?

The founder and the history of National Gingersnap Day is unknown. Even though it is believed that gingersnap cookies originated in Germany during the early 13th century, and were first produced by medieval monks. It is also said that the previous version of these gingersnaps has been called Lebkuchen, which is the German version of gingerbread cookies for Christmas.

Gingersnap's alternative names are ginger nuts and ginger biscuits. The name comes from it being essentially Ginger-flavored. It is popular in the United States as a Ginger snap. It is known as Gingernuts in countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and other countries under the British rule in the past.

How to observe National Gingersnap Day?

Celebrate National Gingersnap Day by having crunchy gingersnaps with hot tea. Some of the other ideas are as follows:

  • Try out some gingersnaps recipes and enjoy with the family members

  • Learn more about the health benefits gingersnaps cookies

  • Teach the kids about the health benefits of gingersnaps cookies

  • Invite friends for a coffee with gingersnaps to treat

  • Promote your new gingersnap recipe

  • Use #NationalGingersnapDay on social media and share the celebration of gingersnaps day

National Gingersnap Day - Facts

  • In 1862 gingersnaps were first commercially baked

  • Ginger can be used to relieve motion sickness, can reduce arthritis-induced inflammation, and can improve blood circulation

  • Dried ginger is great for health benefits but the most potent is fresh ‘root’ ginger. As long as the fresh ginger is not fully peeled it will last in the fridge for up to 3 weeks

  • Ginger is an antihistamine and a natural decongestant

  • Gingersnaps are often eaten by themselves as snacks or used for top desserts such as ice cream, gelato or mousse

  • Mrs. H.L. Webster's first written gingersnaps recipe came in 1805

Cookies - Quotes

  • “Cookies are happy because that is their job. Making those you know, and don't know happy. They tell people you care.” — Brent M. Jones

  • "If baking is any labor at all, it's a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation." - Regina Brett

  • "Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough, but not baked in the same oven." - Yiddish proverb

  • "I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There's no difference in how seriously you take the job, how seriously you approach your whole life." - Martha Stewart

  • "The pleasure lies not in the cookies, but in the pattern the crumbs make when the cookies crumble." - Michael Korda

  •  "The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It's doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile." - Julia Child

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National Gingersnap Day - FAQ

1. Who invented gingersnaps?

Gingersnaps have been dating back decades. This derives from the Lebkuchen, which was originally invented in Franconia, Germany, by Medieval Monks. Records of Lebkuchen baking in 1296 in Ulm and 1395 in Nuremberg were the earliest written records for them.

2. What's the difference between gingerbread and gingersnaps?

The main differences between gingerbread and gingerbread are that gingerbread bakes for longer to get crispy and gingerbread cookies are a little chewier.

3. Why are they called Ginger Snaps?  

The cookies are flavoured with ginger and add cinnamon, cloves, and sometimes all spice is called ‘snaps’ because it's a snap to make.

4. Why are ginger snaps so good?  

Most ginger snaps are lower in fat and sugar than other cookie styles and also contain some vitamins and minerals. Ginger snaps are delicious and can help to relieve nausea, too.