Using the name MONASTERY BAKED GOODS, the community of Benedictine nuns in Ferdinand, Indiana, produce and package an interesting line of traditional German style cookies. The nuns arrived in the U.S. in 1852 from the Benedictine abbey of St. Walburga, in Eichstätt, Germany to minister to the German speakers in the Midwest. In 1867, they established another foundation in Ferdinand, Indiana. They carried on the German tradition of baking. Their GINGERSNAPS, flavored with ginger and cinnamon with a crackly character, are crispy and crunchy.