(CNN) - From lattes to houses, it's time to celebrate all things gingerbread.
It's National Gingerbread Day!
Gingerbread items aren't just a winter wonderland for your mouth, they are steeped in history.
The treat was first taken to Europe by an Armenian monk centuries ago, in the 990s.
He called it food that warms the soul, likely because of its ingredients.
Most gingerbread recipes call for some sort of ginger, honey and molasses, as well as other cold weather spices like cloves, and cinnamon.