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Ginger cookies have been around for centuries, with the earliest recipes dating back to the Middle Ages. The cookies were originally made with ginger root, which was believed to have medicinal properties. Ginger was used to treat a variety of ailments, including nausea, colds, and indigestion.
The first ginger cookies were likely very different from the ginger cookies we know today. They were more like gingerbread, and were often made into shapes such as animals or people. The cookies were also much harder, as they were meant to be eaten as a type of candy.
It wasn't until the 17th century that ginger cookies began to resemble the cookies we know today. The first recipes for soft and chewy ginger cookies appeared in English cookbooks. These recipes called for molasses or honey, making the cookies much sweeter than the earlier versions.
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