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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:
  • "Rudolph" was actually created by Montgomery Ward in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion.
  • In Roman times, holiday gift giving was popular during Saturnalia, a winter solstice celebration.
  • Christmas trees take from 6 to 14 years to mature for harvest.
  • In 16th-century Germany fir trees were decorated with apples, roses, gilded candies, and colored paper.
  • Twenty-two million turkeys are consumed each year at Christmas, compared to 45 million at Thanksgiving.
  • Approximately 33% of the holiday cards purchased each year contain a religious message.
  • "It's a Wonderful Life" appears on TV more often than any other holiday movie.
  • The first printed reference to Christmas trees appeared in Germany in 1531.
  • In New York, it's not officially Christmastime until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The first tree appeared in 1931.
  • In New York, it's not officially Christmastime until the tree is lit at Rockefeller Center. The first tree appeared in 1931.
Due to the number of varieties, cookies will vary by recipient. Please consult the recipes on this site for information on ingredients.