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Dutch Cocoa Drop Cookies
My grandfather's favorite cookie - a chocolate lovers dream lightly topped with granulated sugar. These offer just the right amount of cocoa goodness.
Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
  • The first president to decorate the White House Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce.
  • Christmas cards account for 60% of all card sales. A distant second is Valentine's Day at 25%.
  • Kwanzaa is celebrated fom December 26 to January 1 and involves seven principles called Nguzo Saba
  • Christmas cookies for Santa began during the Great Depression to inspire children to share with others in hard times.
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
  • Alabama is the first state to give Christmas the status of holiday in 1836.
  • In Roman times, holiday gift giving was popular during Saturnalia, a winter solstice celebration.
  • 1700s Europeans baked fruitcakes at the end of the harvest, then ate them at the beginning of the next year's harvest for good luck.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.