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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:
  • St. Francis of Assisi introduced the singing of carols to holiday church services.
  • The Christmas tree can be traced back to the ancient Romans who decorated trees with small pieces of metal.
  • Electric lights for trees were first used in the White House in 1895.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800's.
  • After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote one Christmas story each year, but none more successful.
  • In 1610 Tinsel, made of real silver, was invented in Germany.
  • In the Kwanzaa ritual, seven candles called Mishumaa Saba are placed in a Kinara, or candleholder.
  • Kwanzaa is celebrated fom December 26 to January 1 and involves seven principles called Nguzo Saba
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.