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Blackberry Oatmeal Cookies
Lovely to look at and delectable to taste -- these cookies are a beautiful shade of purple, soft, and delicious. Drizzle with melted white chocolate as an optional added decoration.
Holiday Fun Facts:
  • The Nutcracker (Ballet) was adapted from The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, by German writer E.T.A. Hoffman.
  • In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.
  • Over 73 million new Christmas trees will be planted this year.
  • Electric lights for trees were first used in the White House in 1895.
  • For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.
  • The White House will have 780 feet of garland, 27 Christmas trees, 232 wreaths and 412 poinsettias.
  • Arthur Rankin, Jr., and Jules Bass achieved fame in 1964 with their animated version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
  • The2009 Gingerbread White House is 56 x 29 inches and made with 250 lbs of chocolate and 140 lbs of gingerbread.
  • Christmas cards account for 60% of all card sales. A distant second is Valentine's Day at 25%.
  • Christmas cards account for 60% of all card sales. A distant second is Valentine's Day at 25%.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.