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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:
  • Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass achieved fame in 1964 with their animated version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
  • For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.
  • Over 100,000 people are employed in the Christmas tree industry.
  • The first president to decorate the White House Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce.
  • Christmas cookies for Santa began during the Great Depression to inspire children to share with others in hard times.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has more than 25,000 lights but no other ornaments except for the star on top.
  • In Mexico, wearing red underwear on New Year's Eve is said to bring new love in the upcoming year.
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.