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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:
  • 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.
  • In 1947, Toys for Tots organized its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation was first televised on December 25, 1957.
  • "Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion.
  • In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.
  • The World's Largest Cut Christmas Tree was a 221 ft Douglas fir in Seattle, in December 1950.
  • Twenty-two million turkeys are consumed each year at Christmas, compared to 45 million at Thanksgiving.
  • The 2009 White House Christmas theme: 'Reflect, rejoice, renew'
  • More than 330,000 real Christmas trees are sold via e-commerce or catalogs.
  • 54 % of holiday cards use the text "Merry Christmas", 12% use "Season's Greetings", and 21% say "Happy Holidays"
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.