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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:
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • The 2009 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree is an 18 1/2-by-13-foot Douglas fir.
  • The Nutcracker (Ballet) was adapted from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by German writer E.T.A. Hoffman.
  • After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote one Christmas story each year, but none more successful.
  • The 2009 White House Christmas theme: 'Reflect, rejoice, renew'
  • In Roman times, holiday gift giving was popular during Saturnalia, a winter solstice celebration.
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • It is traditional to exchange kisses under the mistletoe. In Scandinavia, mistletoe signifies peace and friendship.
  • More diamonds are sold around Christmas than any other time of the year.
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.