- The first known recipe for gingerbread is believed to have originated in Greece in 2400 BC.
- The earliest versions of gingerbread were simple mixtures of honey, ginger and bread crumbs.
- Queen Elizabeth I gets credit for creating the first gingerbread men. She had the cookies made to resemble guests visiting her court.
- English colonists brought gingerbread to the New World.
- Gingerbread houses originated during the 16th century in Germany.
Sources: PBS, History.com