National Gingersnap Day: July 1
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July 1 celebrates National Gingersnap Day!  On this day we are encouraged to taste & share this crisp ginger flavored cookie.
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How is this Holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated by sharing gingersnap cookies! Gingersnaps may be eaten as snacks on their own, or used to top desserts such as ice cream, gelato or mousse.
► Host a milk and gingersnap cookie party
Host a cookie baking party and make gingersnap cookies
► July is hot in the U.S. so host an ice cream social and serve gingersnap cookies to go with it.
► It's Bibleschool for many churches so bake up and serve gingersnaps for the kids.
► Serve candied ginger along side gingersnaps. Candied ginger is the root cooked in sugar until soft, and is a        type of confectionery.
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Pictured Above:
Homemade gingersnap cookies made at the home of gone-ta-pott.com. These cookies were still hot on the plate when the coffee was pored. I think it made for a wonderful breakfast in celebration of National Gingersnap Day.
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Origin of this holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that's celebrated.

The history of the gingersnap itself goes back for centuries. Cookies, breads and other baked goods were commonly flavored with spices such as ginger in the middle ages-
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Now let's learn:  Global terminology

In the UK, Australia, and New Zealand and most of the former British Empire, they are often called ginger nuts. Ginger nuts are not to be confused with pepper nuts, which are a variety of gingerbread, somewhat smaller in diameter, but thicker.

Scandinavian ginger nuts, also called ginger bread or "brunkage" in Danish (literally meaning "brown biscuits"), pepparkakor in Swedish, piparkakut in Finnish, piparkūkas in Latvian, piparkoogid in Estonian and pepperkaker in Norwegian (literally, pepper cookies), are rolled quite thin (often under 3 mm (1/8-inch) thick), and cut into shapes; they are smooth and are usually much thinner and hence crisper (and in some cases, more strongly flavoured) than most global varieties. Cloves, cinnamon and cardamom are important ingredients of these, and the actual ginger taste is not prominent. Allspice was used formerly to season ginger biscuits, but cloves replaced it later.

In the United States, the usual term is ginger snaps, and they are generally round drop cookies, usually between 3 mm (1/8-inch) and 6 mm (1/4-inch) thick, with prominent cracks in the top surface. One recipe for these cookies contains maple syrup.

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This Food Holiday shares July 1 with.......
Second Half of the New Year Day, International Joke Day, Doctors Day (India, National Financial Freedom Day, Zip Code Day, Canada Day formerly Dominion Day, Independence Day (Burundi), Independence Day (Rwanda), Independence Day (Somalia), Republic Day (Ghana), July Morning tradition in Bulgaria, and Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day.

More reasons to celebrate July 1     National Food Holiday Directory

The month of July is also named a National Month for... Hot Dogs
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Resources, References & External Links
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article  © /  and other related pages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie
Top photo: gone-ta-pott.com
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When is this holiday celebrated?
This holiday is celebrated every July 1 by cookie lovers everywhere! 

What is a Gingersnap?
A ginger biscuit, ginger nut or ginger snap is a globally popular biscuit based snack food, flavoured with ginger. -Ginger biscuits are flavoured with powdered ginger and a variety of other spices, most commonly cinnamon and nutmeg. There are many recipes for gingernuts.

allrecipes.com/grandmas-gingersnap-cookies
finecooking.com/ginger-snaps recipe
allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/soft-and-chewy-ginger-nuts

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