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All-American Thumbprint Cookies
A seasonal favorite, buttery balls of dough are rolled in toasted nuts and filled with jam or preserves. These little gems get their name from the fact you use your "thumb" to make an indentation into each ball of dough for the jam. These are topped with a dab of Raspberry Jam or Apricot Preserves!
Holiday Fun Facts:
  • In New York, it's not officially Christmastime until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The first tree appeared in 1931.
  • Christmas cookies for Santa began during the Great Depression to inspire children to share with others in hard times.
  • There are over 10,000 cut-your-own farms for Christmas trees in the United States.
  • Mattel sells two Barbie dolls per second, and 90 percent of American girls have had at least one Barbie doll.
  • 54 % of holiday cards use the text "Merry Christmas", 12% use "Season's Greetings", and 21% say "Happy Holidays"
  • Over 73 million new Christmas trees will be planted this year.
  • There are more classic movies, productions, and songs played during Christmas than any other time of the year.
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
  • 85% of people in the United States mail holiday cards each year.
  • The first official White House card was issued in the year of 1953 by President Eisenhower.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.