Gingerbread owes its unique taste to a blend of spices, which includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, anise, cloves, cardamom and pepper. Baking and decorating gingerbread can be a great fun for the whole family. Particularly the youngest ones are happy to take part in decorating the spicy cookies with icing, chocolate and various hundreds and thousands. Hard gingerbread without any stuffing have a long shelf life, therefore you can eat them even several weeks after Christmas. Such honey and spice scented treats are also perfect Christmas tree decorations.