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! For added freshness, pop into microwave for 5-7 seconds to soften more like cake. Once the cookies are gone, give the box to the kids for a doll-size (or action figure-size!) playhouse.
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- 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").