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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:
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
  • The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas Eve celebrations in many Italian households. It holds a wrapped present.
  • 92 volunteers from 24 states, as well as residence staff, spent 3,400 hours decorating the White House.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat made of straw.
  • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
  • The first official White House card was issued in the year of 1953 by President Eisenhower.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be good luck!
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.