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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 day after Christmas, December 26, is known as Boxing Day. It is also the holy day called The Feast of St. Stephen.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Christmas message to the nation was first televised on December 25, 1957.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • More than 330,000 real Christmas trees are sold via e-commerce or catalogs.
  • Over 73 million new Christmas trees will be planted this year.
  • Candy canes began as straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorated the Christmas trees.
  • Sugar Plums are chocolate candies that are filled with fruit preservatives or other sweet cream fillings.
  • The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has more than 25,000 lights but no other ornaments except for the star on top.
  • American mistletoe, is one of 1,300 species of mistletoe worldwide - only two are native to the United States.
  • American mistletoe, is one of 1,300 species of mistletoe worldwide - only two are native to the United States.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.