OUR STORY: Falling in love with gingerbread!
I have a fun story to tell about how the "Gingerbread Cottage" got started. I had the opportunity to live in Germany with my family while my father served in the military at Rhien Main Air Force Base. We lived in a little town called Buchschlag in a quaint cottage home about fifteen minutes outside the base. There was a train station about four blocks in one direction and small shops in the other. I was twelve at the time and the oldest of six.
My siblings and I descovered the bakery up the street and loved walking there to see the sweet treats in the window. We were delighted at the beautiful pasteries, cookies, gingerbread houses and candies, especially at Christmas time.
My mom fell in love with the German tradition of Gingerbread Houses. So every Christmas, she gathered our family together to make gingerbread houses and wonderful family memories. We learned to make them from scratch. Our mother wouldn't let us eat our creations until New Year's Day, then it was devoured.
After I married and started my family, I carried on my own gingerbread traditions of making houses and cookies at Christmas time. We took them to friends and a local nursing home in the area. I took great delight in seeing the recipiant's face light up as they received our cookie gifts.
After several years of making them for my family and friends, and selling them at local festivales, several friends suggested that I start a business. Thus, "The Gingerbread Cottage" was born.
Gingerbread is too delicious to be just a "Christmas" cookie. It's yummy year round. I hope you will enjoy my cookie creations as much as I do and let us creat a special cookie gift just for you to make your family, friends or employees feel special and appreciated.
The Gingerbread Cottage
P.S. Just so you know, we also make sugar and chocolate cookies too.