Mmmmmm, hungry? Join in National Gingersnap Day on July 1st by enjoying this sweet and savory treat. Gingersnaps are cookies typically made from molasses, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and brown sugar. They are a combination of sweet and spicy and have long been enjoyed for generations.

Gingersnaps are a healthier alternative to other cookies since they are generally lower in calories and have additional benefits. For example, ginger, cinnamon, and clove all have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties and may help fight heart disease. Cinnamon is known to lower the amount 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! Post on social media using #NationalGingersnapDay.

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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.


Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.

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