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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:
  • In the Kwanzaa ritual, seven candles called Mishumaa Saba are placed in a Kinara, or candleholder.
  • More diamonds are sold around Christmas than any other time of the year.
  • Since 1933, the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular has been a mainstay for the holidays in New York City.
  • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • Coca Cola was the first beverage company to use Santa for a winter promotion.
  • The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has more than 25,000 lights but no other ornaments except for the star on top.
  • Kwanzaa is celebrated fom December 26 to January 1 and involves seven principles called Nguzo Saba
  • Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing--wishing neighbors a long and healthy life.
  • If you received all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas", you would receive 364 presents.
  • "Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.