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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:
  • St. Francis of Assisi introduced the singing of carols to holiday church services.
  • 92 volunteers from 24 states, as well as residence staff, spent 3,400 hours decorating the White House.
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • The Christmas tree can be traced back to the ancient Romans who decorated trees with small pieces of metal.
  • The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800's.
  • St. Francis of Assisi introduced the singing of carols to holiday church services.
  • In 1610 Tinsel, made of real silver, was invented in Germany.
  • In the Kwanzaa ritual, seven candles called Mishumaa Saba are placed in a Kinara, or candleholder.
  • In the Kwanzaa ritual, seven candles called Mishumaa Saba are placed in a Kinara, or candleholder.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.