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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:
  • American mistletoe, is one of 1,300 species of mistletoe worldwide - only two are native to the United States.
  • Holly berries are poisonous.
  • Christmas trees are grown in all 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska.
  • In 1948, the most popular Christmas Toy in the U.S. was the Scrabble board game.
  • RKO Pictures bought the movie rights to "White Christmas" in 1946 for $10,000.
  • "Wassail" comes from the Old Norse "ves heill"--to be of good health.
  • American mistletoe, is one of 1,300 species of mistletoe worldwide - only two are native to the United States.
  • The U.S. is home to approximately 3,000 greeting card publishers.
  • Candy canes began as straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorated the Christmas trees.
  • In Mexico (its original birthplace), the poinsettia is known as the "Flower of the Holy Night."
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.