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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:
  • Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Virginia pine, Balsam fir and White pine are the most popular Christmas trees.
  • RKO Pictures bought the movie rights to "White Christmas" in 1946 for $10,000.
  • Oregon produces the most real Christmas trees at over 8.6 million.
  • The White House will have 780 feet of garland, 27 Christmas trees, 232 wreaths and 412 poinsettias.
  • During the Christmas/Hanukkah season, more than 1.76 billion candy canes will be made.
  • The first commemorative Christmas stamp was issued in Austria in 1937.
  • Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Noble fir, Virginia pine, Balsam fir and White pine are the most popular Christmas trees.
  • Approximately 33% of the holiday cards purchased each year contain a religious message.
  • In Mexico (its original birthplace), the poinsettia is known as the "Flower of the Holy Night."
  • It is traditional to exchange kisses under the mistletoe. In Scandinavia, mistletoe signifies peace and friendship.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.