PLEASE NOTE: Our Historic Bakery is temporarily closed. We will ship all open orders of ginger cakes but will not be accepting new orders until operations resume. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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Gingerbread cakes are dense, slightly crumbly, and not too sweet; still taste as good as ever. A delicious baker's dozen gingerbread "cookies" come in a box shaped and illustrated like the Raleigh Tavern, in whose famed bakery the gingerbread cakes are sold. Much larger and softer than gingersnaps, a perfect gift for any occasion! To soften, pop into the microwave for 5-7 seconds. Once the cookies are gone, give the box to the kids for a doll-size (or action figure-size!) playhouse.
- Ginger cake cookies
- Raleigh Tavern-shaped box
- 13 cookies per box
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
A treasured culinary delight whenever you visit Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area is a visit to the Raleigh Tavern Bakery just behind the Raleigh Tavern, where "ginger cakes" (large, cake-like cookies) are a must-have treat.
The Raleigh Tavern, which was established about 1717, was one of the most important taverns in colonial Virginia. During "Publick Times," when the courts were in session, it served as the center of social and political activity. Its location near the Capitol and its proprietors' sympathy for the colonists' cause made it a gathering place for burgesses during the 1760s and 1770s.
The Raleigh's pervasive spirit of hospitality is well expressed in the motto gilded over the Apollo Room mantel: Hilaritas Sapientiae at Bonae Vitae Proles ("Jollity, the offspring of wisdom and good living").
Sugar, Trimoline (invert sugar), Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Salt, Baking Soda, Butter, Evaporated Milk, Unsulfured Molasses, Unbleached Flour.
Baked in a facility with nuts and tree nuts. Made in a facility that uses WHEAT, EGGS, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, and MILK.
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I ordered cookies last week and they arrived in a box that was damaged. My cookies had come out of containers and were all over the container. They were just set inside a big box with no package material to prevent this. The house boxes were all bent. You should ask people if they want the houses if not then you could put cookies in much smaller box and shipping cost could be half. I am disappointed in the service. ***We are so sorry for the issues with your shipment, Dee! Our customer service team has processed a replacement which will be sent out with this week's ginger cake orders. Thank you for letting us know about what happened and for giving us a chance to make it right.***