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Traditional Sugar Cookies
A soft, velvet-like cookie. Just the right amount of sweetness and chewiness. This versatile cookie is perfect for decorating, and the recipe is an easy base cookie for many fabulous recipes as well.
Holiday Fun Facts:
  • Lauscha, a Germany company, started producing glass bead garlands for Christmas Trees in the 1850s.
  • Candy canes began as straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorated the Christmas trees.
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • The world's first singing Christmas commercial aired on the radio on Christmas Eve, 1926 for Wheaties cereal.
  • The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas Eve celebrations in many Italian households. It holds a wrapped present.
  • Alabama is the first state to give Christmas the status of holiday in 1836.
  • The National Christmas Tree Association gives a Christmas tree to the President and first family every year.
  • The first official White House card was issued in the year of 1953 by President Eisenhower.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
  • "Jingle Bells" was first written for Thanksgiving but later became one of the most popular Christmas songs.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.