Gingerbread House Quotes:
- I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce. ~Taylor Swift
- “Is he your very first gingerbread man?’
‘You eat him.’
‘Eat his head?’
‘I always start with the feet,’ Edie suggested.
‘But if I eat him, he’ll be dead.’
‘No, he’ll be in your tummy,’ Layla said. ‘There’s a difference.’
‘I think I’d better eat his head first,’ Susannah said … ‘That way he won’t know what’s happening to him.’
‘That’s a very kind thought,’ Layla approved.” ~Eloisa James, Once Upon a Tower
- I thought maybe we could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.” ~Will Farrel as Buddy, in Elf
There is no question that gingerbread houses, with their colorful candy-coated exteriors, are just as decorative as they are delicious. These edible edifices made from slab-like spice cookies held together by royal icing have become symbolic of the holidays.
Several recipes for gingerbread can be found in the earliest American cookbooks. The gingerbread house spread to the New World along with the popularity of the Brothers Grimm Fairytale of Hansel & Gretel, and now these confections have taken root as a holiday staple.
So next time you break off a piece of roof from your spiced cookie house, you’re really taking a taste of an evil witch’s house. Happy holidays!
See also Singing Santa pop up card.