5 Most Popular Christmas Cookies

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Christmas Cookies have been a holiday tradition for hundreds of years. In fact, modern day Christmas cookies can be traced back to recipes that were inspired by Medieval European biscuits which used modern ingredients like cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, nuts and dried fruit. In the 16th century, Christmas biscuits became popular in Europe. It wasn’t until the early 17th century that Christmas cookies were introduced to the United States by the Dutch, however. By the early 20th century, U.S. merchants began importing specially designed Christmas cookies for Americans to give to their loved ones as gifts. As early as the 1930s children in the United Stated and Canada have been leaving cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Although there are various types of Christmas cookies that are popular with families during the holiday season, the people throughout the world often enjoy these 5 most popular Christmas cookies.

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