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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:
  • Oregon produces the most real Christmas trees at over 8.6 million.
  • In the Kwanzaa ritual, seven candles called Mishumaa Saba are placed in a Kinara, or candleholder.
  • Gift giving as we know it today is derived from St. Nicholas, a bishop who was known for giving children presents.
  • In Japan, Santa is called "Santa no ojisan," which means "Uncle Santa."
  • Kwanzaa is celebrated fom December 26 to January 1 and involves seven principles called Nguzo Saba
  • Oregon produces the most real Christmas trees at over 8.6 million.
  • The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas Eve celebrations in many Italian households. It holds a wrapped present.
  • The 2009 White House Christmas theme: 'Reflect, rejoice, renew'
  • In 16th-century Germany fir trees were decorated with apples, roses, gilded candies, and colored paper.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.