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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
An old stand-by that the whole family can love. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Delightful, delicious, easy cookies.
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.
  • It is traditional to exchange kisses under the mistletoe. In Scandinavia, mistletoe signifies peace and friendship.
  • 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.
  • Lauscha, a Germany company, started producing glass bead garlands for Christmas Trees in the 1850s.
  • Six of the trees on display in the White House are live trees that will be planted after the holidays.
  • 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.