These Are the Most Popular Christmas Cookies in Every State

Holiday cookies have come a long way.

In many homes, the holiday season means baking season. Something about the season of giving and cold weather goes hand-in-hand with eating sweet treats, hosting a cookie exchange, and indulging in general. And few things are as indulgent as Christmas cookies.

Some families have traditional recipes they make year after year, but if you want to try something new (or start your own cookie tradition), you may be wondering what the most popular Christmas cookie recipes are. To that end, General Mills put together a guide to the most popular cookies in every state in the U.S. These predictions are based on the Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, and Tablespoon cookie recipes that get the most clicks from eager bakers.

Map of the United States divided by each state's most popular cookie
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Courtesy of General Mills. Try each recipe out for yourself.

Each state has distinctive preferences. Still, some cookies get more love than others. Based on this data from General Mills, Peanut Butter Blossoms are the most popular Christmas cookie in the country; it's the most-visited cookie recipe in seven states, which means it's the most common favorite cookie in the U.S. That's a pretty high honor!

Other top Christmas cookies include: Sugar Cookie M&M's Bars (beloved in five states), Sugar Cookie Cutouts (baked often in four states), and Easy Italian Christmas Cookies (adored in four states). Some states have particular preferences for their cookies, too; Ohio, for example, was the only state to call Buckeye Delights its number-one cookie, and New York was the only big fan of Black and White Cookies. In total, 24 cookies made the map—see the full list below, and get ready to drool over delicious cookie recipes. 'Tis the season, after all.

The Most Popular Christmas Cookies In the U.S.

  • Sugar Cookie M&M's Bars
  • Easiest-Ever Russian Tea Cakes
  • Sugar Cookie Cutouts
  • Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Easy Spritz Cookies
  • Easy Holiday Oatmeal Cookies
  • Easy Italian Christmas Cookies
  • Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies
  • Easy Gingerbread Cookies
  • Candy Cane Cookies
  • Mexican Wedding Cakes
  • Swedish Kringle
  • Easy Christmas Crinkle Cookies
  • Nutella Swirled Meringue Cookies
  • 2-Ingredient PB-Chocolate Truffles
  • Christmas Snickerdoodles
  • Easy Kolaczki Cookies
  • Cake Mix Gooey Butter Cookies
  • Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies
  • Black and White Cookies
  • Buckeye Delights
  • Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies
  • Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
  • German Almond Cookies
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