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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:
  • In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat made of straw.
  • Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing--wishing neighbors a long and healthy life.
  • More than 50,000 people are expected to attend 28 holiday parties at the White House in December 2009.
  • Mark Carr of New York started first Christmas tree retail lot in the United States, in 1851.
  • Thomas Nast found inspiration for his painting of Santa Claus from Clement C. Moore's "The Night Before Christmas."
  • In the Kwanzaa ritual, seven candles called Mishumaa Saba are placed in a Kinara, or candleholder.
  • In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat made of straw.
  • The White House will have 780 feet of garland, 27 Christmas trees, 232 wreaths and 412 poinsettias.
  • After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote one Christmas story each year, but none more successful.
  • After "A Christmas Carol," Charles Dickens wrote one Christmas story each year, but none more successful.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.