Have you had Gingerbread Cookies? A European tradition or addiction?

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Have you had Gingerbread Cookies? A European tradition or addiction?

Well I admit it I am a Gingerbread Cookie Addict. I look forward every year when Trader Joe’s brings the two types of Gingerbread Cookies, one that are covered with dark chocolate and the other with the glazed sugar. I have introduced Diane to it many years ago and she looks forward to it as much as I do.

Gingerbread cookies are  around  all year in Hungary, I remember eating them at every function you can imagine, weddings, birthdays, Easter and of course at Christmas. Most of the cookies were a piece of art and you almost did not want to ruin it by eating it. Never the less once you tasted them your concept of preserving the art work went out the window.

Now with that said Austria and Germany  have them all year around and having lived in all three countries. It was such a loss not to enjoy Gingerbread Cookies all year around.

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Then luckily,  I found them at Trader Joe’s a while ago,( keep in mind TJ’s is a German Company now)😊! Sadly they only bring the cookies during the Christmas Holidays. So, I bulk up and reluctantly share them with Diane during the Christmas Holidays.

If you have an opportunity to visit Budapest around Christmas you will see vendors selling Gingerbread Cookies all over the Christmas Market. Unlike the German Counter Parts the Hungarians decorate them with traditional ornamental icing of various colors.

I am  including a couple of links for your convenience to see and enjoy them visually. Now if that inspired you then run to Trader Joes before the season is over. Let me know how you liked them!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=G7G8R0_sjg4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHA0aKJmVlo&list=PL22Q7mqATOZwb9TcqbjsgTu01YkniA5nx

 

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Rainmaker
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John Pusa  glad you liked it too, I could over indulge on them:)Endre

Dec 22, 2018 03:01 PM #21
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Hi Endre,  My mother-in-law used to make gingerbread every Christmas.  I am not a big fan of them, but their family really was.  Though, I had never thought of chocolate covered ones - They maybe worth trying.

Dec 22, 2018 07:39 PM #22
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OMG, I'm a total 'anything ginger' gal, Endre! I mean, would you have expected anything less?! Now you have me craving Lebkuchen's from TJ's - I'll have to make a stop there tomorrow...that is, if I can find a place to park! LOL

Dec 22, 2018 09:24 PM #23
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Hello Endre - do you mean you don't have a gingerbread cookie recipe in your vast baking repertoire? 

Dec 23, 2018 01:42 AM #24
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Endre I am not a big fan of gingerbread, but I might have to make a trip to Trader Joe's to give these cookies a try.

Dec 23, 2018 04:08 PM #25
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida  how fun, Diane found a distributor of German and other European  deserts, chocolate and candy from VT of all place. Just got a huge shipment in yesterday I can be like a kid at Christmas time..."..oh when can we open it?" Endre

Dec 23, 2018 06:03 PM #26
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Bob Crane  the dark chocolate makes the difference, Endre

Dec 23, 2018 06:06 PM #27
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Debe Maxwell, CRS  hurry before they run out after my post:)) seriously once anyone tries it they get hooked, so the demand keeps growing year to year:))Endre

Dec 23, 2018 06:07 PM #28
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Michael Jacobs  I am not a Baker:)) I just love to cook and eat, Endre

Dec 23, 2018 06:08 PM #29
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George Souto  eat it with a Tangerine and maybe the combination will get you hooked too:)Endre

Dec 23, 2018 06:09 PM #30
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Endre, My maternal grandmother was German and used to make homemade gingerbread cookies but without chocolate...she was a purist. :)) They turned up at various times throughout the year and were one of my favorites. I have yet to find a store bought version that came close to hers. Diana

Jan 20, 2019 09:05 PM #31
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Diana Zaccaro  watch the video link I embedded into the post at the end she has a website, my guess is that is going to be very close to how your mother made it. This woman happens to be an artist in the Hungarian Tradition, Endre

Jan 20, 2019 09:49 PM #32
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Endre, I just watched both videos and WOW! I can't believe the time and talent it would take to decorate like that! I would be afraid to eat something so beautifully decorated...those cookies were masterpices!

Grandma was German and did not decorate the cookies, not even chocolate, but they were delicious plain and fresh baked. This is the first I've learned of the Hungarian version.

 

Jan 21, 2019 12:20 PM #33
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Wow!  My taste buds are watering.  I love gingerbread and these cookies look delicious.  

Jan 08, 2020 07:05 PM #34
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Diana Zaccaro  I love these darn Gingerbread cookies and Trader Joe's has the one with sugar and dark chocolate covered... this year right after Christmas I ran back to get more and sadly  they were out of them.. so glad I loaded up before... needless to say next year I am doubling the dose:))Endre

Jan 08, 2020 09:54 PM #35
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Ricki Eichler McCallum  so glad you found this post I could write this every year... instead I just load up on them and I am having withdrawals already... need to find a German Store that sells them all year around:))Endre

Jan 08, 2020 09:55 PM #36
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Endre, I found this on Amazon.

Lebkuchen Gingerbread Chocolate Trader Joes

 

Jan 08, 2020 10:29 PM #37
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Diana Zaccaro  look close at my picture that is on the counter:)) and compare it to your link... that is what I load up on end of November beginning of December and they are gone by the New Year... see you next year is their attitude:)Endre

Jan 08, 2020 10:32 PM #38
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Endre, Hmm...it looked the same to me but I'm not an expert like you are. I just saw the Trader Joe name and thought it might work. You may have to buy by the case this year! Diana

Jan 08, 2020 10:42 PM #39
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Diana Zaccaro  great idea buy by the case then I might last till maybe end of January... and I am sure I will be a few pounds heavier?:))Endre

Jan 08, 2020 10:44 PM #40
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