The Most Popular Christmas Cookie in Every State in 2022

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Tis the season to celebrate good cheer, and few things make folks happier than sinking their teeth into a decadent Christmas cookie.

However, where you live apparently plays a big role in which Christmas cookie you like best.

Recently, Axios cited Google Trends data that reveals America has three main favorite types of Christmas cookies, and an assortment of other cookies they hold near and dear to their hearts.

Following are America’s favorite types of Christmas cookies and the states where they are most popular.

Gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies
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  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont

Peanut butter blossoms

Peanut butter blossom cookies
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  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin

Christmas sugar cookies

Christmas sugar cookies
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  • Alaska
  • Idaho
  • New Mexico
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming

International cookies

Italian Christmas cookies
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Some states prefer a little international flavor in their cookies. These confections and the states that favor them are:

  • German Christmas cookies: Maryland
  • Italian Christmas cookies: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island
  • Mexican Christmas cookies: Arizona, Indiana, Oklahoma
  • Mexican wedding cookies: West Virginia
  • Moravian cookies: North Carolina
  • Polish Christmas cookies: Alabama, Michigan

Other cookies

Red velvet Christmas cookies
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Finally, a handful of states really like to go their own way when it comes to their Christmas treats:

  • Candy cane cookies: New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Christmas butter cookies: Florida
  • Hot chocolate cookies: Kansas
  • Kitchen sink Christmas cookies: Arkansas
  • Linzer cookies: Massachusetts
  • Peanut butter Christmas cookies: Nevada
  • Mini Christmas cookies: California
  • Red velvet cookies: Missouri
  • Royal icing Christmas cookies: Kentucky
  • Snowball cookies: Colorado
  • Spritz cookies: Iowa
  • Ube Christmas cookies: Hawaii