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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:
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
  • The first president to decorate the White House Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce.
  • Christmas cards account for 60% of all card sales. A distant second is Valentine's Day at 25%.
  • Kwanzaa is celebrated fom December 26 to January 1 and involves seven principles called Nguzo Saba
  • Mattel sells two Barbie dolls per second, and 90 percent of American girls have had at least one Barbie doll.
  • Christmas cookies for Santa began during the Great Depression to inspire children to share with others in hard times.
  • Christmas became a national holiday in America on June, 26, 1870.
  • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • 1700s Europeans baked fruitcakes at the end of the harvest, then ate them at the beginning of the next year's harvest for good luck.
  • 1700s Europeans baked fruitcakes at the end of the harvest, then ate them at the beginning of the next year's harvest for good luck.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.