Food & Recipes

This Delicious-Looking Map Shows The Favorite Christmas Cookie In Each State

Do you agree with the top cookie in your state?

Christmas cookies are pretty much one of the best parts of the holiday season. Whether you do a holiday cookie swap or you share your Grandma’s favorite recipes with the next generation, cookie baking is such a sweet and sentimental way to celebrate the season.

But did you know that holiday cookie tradition can be highly influenced by where you grew up? Our favorite Christmas cookies aren’t just based on our palate, or own family history, but also the region we call home.

And now a new survey from General Mills shows exactly which holiday cookie is most popular in each of the 50 states. The survey results are based on search results from Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and Tablespoon. Does your state’s favorite measure up to your personal cookie preference?

General Mills

Peanut Butter Blossoms are a popular favorite, with six states (Pennsylvania, California, Kentucky, Nevada, South Carolina and Wyoming) making this their most clicked-upon holiday cookie recipe. (Find the Betty Crocker classic recipe here).

Betty Crocker

Meanwhile, Georgians chose Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies as their top holiday cookie recipe, which is fitting for the pecan-producing state but certainly a regional-specific favorite, as many of outside the South have likely never enjoyed this holiday treat. Try this Southern favorite yourself with this recipe from Tablespoon.

Cooks in Wisconsin, which is known for its German population, also stays true to their roots, choosing German Almond Cookies for their holiday cookie favorite. Find a recipe for German Almond Cookies on Pillsbury.

Pillsbury

And, of course, it is only fitting that Ohio’s favorite holiday cookie are Buckeye Delights! The Buckeye State is not shy about their love for this nut (indeed, the Buckeye is the official state tree of Ohio), and these Buckeye Delights are the perfect mix of chocolate and peanut butter. Find the recipe here on Betty Crocker.

Betty Crocker

And here is something funny: Although Gingerbread Cookies seems like a staple of the season, only one U.S. state claimed it as their top pick — Hawaii. As they say on the island, Mele Kalikimaka!

Here’s the full list of favorite Christmas cookie recipes for each state:

Alabama: Sugar Cookie M&M’s Bars

Alaska: Easiest-Ever Russian Tea Cakes

Arizona: Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Arkansas: Easiest-Ever Russian Tea Cakes

California: Peanut Butter Blossoms

Colorado: Easy Spritz Cookies

Connecticut: Easy Holiday Oatmeal Cookies

Delaware: Easy Italian Christmas Cookies

Florida: Peanut Butter Blossoms

Georgia: Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies

Hawaii: Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Idaho: Candy Cane Cookies

Illinois: Easy Spritz Cookies

Indiana: Mexican Wedding Cakes

Iowa: Swedish Kringla

Kansas: Easy Christmas Crinkle Cookies

Kentucky: Peanut Butter Blossoms

Louisiana: Nutella Swirled Meringue Cookies

Maine: 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles

Maryland: Christmas Snickerdoodles

Massachusetts: Sugar Cookie M&M’s Bars

Michigan: Easy Kolaczki Cookies

Minnesota: Christmas Snickerdoodles

Mississippi: Sugar Cookie M&M’s Bars

Missouri: Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies

Montana: Easiest-Ever Russian Tea Cakes

Nebraska: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies

Nevada: Peanut Butter Blossoms

New Hampshire: Easy Italian Christmas Cookies

New Jersey: Easy Italian Christmas Cookies

New Mexico: Sugar Cookie Cutouts

New York: Black and White Cookies

North Carolina: Sugar Cookie M&M’s Bars

North Dakota: Easy Spritz Cookies

Ohio: Buckeye Delights

Oklahoma: Easy Christmas Crinkle Cookies

Oregon: Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Pennsylvania: Peanut Butter Blossoms

Rhode Island: Easy Italian Christmas Cookies

South Carolina: Peanut Butter Blossoms

South Dakota: Easy Christmas Crinkle Cookies

Tennessee: Sugar Cookie M&M’s Bars

Texas: Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Utah: Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies

Vermont: 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter-Chocolate Truffles

Virginia: Easy Christmas Crinkle Cookies

Washington: Easy Spritz Cookies

West Virginia: Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Wisconsin: German Almond Cookies

Wyoming: Peanut Butter Blossoms