Everyone loves sugar cookies, chocolate-chip cookies, and gingerbread. But what did bakers in each of the 50 states pick for their holiday trays besides the straight-up national favorites? Based on page views last December at the sister site of Reader’s Digest, the winners are …
Alabama: Grandma’s Old-fashioned Tea Cakes
Alaska: Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Arizona: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Arkansas: Easy Lemon Cookies
California: Persimmon Cookies
Colorado: Ultimate High-Altitude Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Connecticut: Italian Cookies
Delaware: Pizzelles III (Italian wafer cookies)
District of Columbia: Rugelach 2
Florida: Mexican Wedding Cookies
Georgia: Fruitcake Cookies
Hawaii: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread
Idaho: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies III
Illinois: Cream Cheese Kolacky (small filled pastry)
Indiana: No-Bake Cookies
Iowa: Peanut Clusters
Kansas: Peanut Clusters
Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Balls
Louisiana: Yummy Pecan Pralines
Maine: Cranberry and Orange Cookies
Maryland: Chewy Peanut-Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Massachusetts: Italian Anisette Cookies
Michigan: Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti
Minnesota: Spritz Cookies IV
Mississippi: Russian Tea Cakes
Missouri: Gooey Butter Cookies
Montana: Marbled Almond Roca (cookie bars)
Nebraska: Cherry Mash Bars
Nevada: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies III
New Hampshire: Molasses Cookies
New Jersey: Pignoli Cookies
New Mexico: Biscochitos I
New York: Rainbow Cookies
North Carolina: Easy and Fun Peanut-Butter Balls
North Dakota: Rosettes
Ohio: Buckeye Cookies III (Peanut Butter and Chocolate Balls)
Oklahoma: Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar
Oregon: Marbled Almond Roca
Pennsylvania: Pizzelles III
Rhode Island: Prune-and-Raisin-Filled Cookies
South Carolina: Pecan Chewies
South Dakota: Seven-Layer Bars
Tennessee: Peanut Blossoms
Texas: Mexican Wedding Cookies
Utah: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Vermont: Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles
Virginia: Saltine Toffee Cookies
Washington: Marbled Almond Roca
West Virginia: Pecan Sandies
Wisconsin: Chocolate Toffee Crunchies
Wyoming: Candy Cane Cookies
Plus: See the #1 Christmas cookie in America last year.
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