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The Best Christmas Cookie from Every State

Which cookies are baking up in your neck of the woods this holiday? Find out with our state-by-state most popular Christmas cookie recipes.

Alabama: Crackle CookiesTaste of Home

Alabama: Crackle Cookies


Because these cookies crack on top, my granddaughter thinks I make a mistake when I bake them—until she takes a bite! They’re very close to my Mama’s wonderful chocolate cookie recipe. —Ruth Cain, Hartselle, Alabama. You'll also want to try these easy Christmas cookie recipes.
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Alaska: Chocolate Linzer Cookies Taste of Home

Alaska: Chocolate Linzer Cookies


Living in the town of North Pole, it's no surprise that I enjoy Christmas baking! My mom and I used to make these cookies together. Now that I am married and living in Alaska, I love to bake them for my own family. They remind me of home. —Heather Peters, North Pole, Alaska. You'll want to try out these heartwarming Christmas traditions from around the world.
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Arizona: Holly Berry CookiesTaste of Home

Arizona: Holly Berry Cookies


What would Christmas be without overflowing tins of cookies? These festive filled cookies are the all time favorites of my family. Back when our children were small, we began baking them the day after Halloween and put them away in the freezer. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
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Arkansas: Peanut Butter Christmas MiceTaste of Home

Arkansas: Peanut Butter Christmas Mice


With their black licorice tails, candy noses, and peanut ears, these chewy "mice" were always a hit at classroom parties. My children are in their teens now, but they still ask me to make these cookies for the holidays. —Nancy Rowse, Bella Vista, Arkansas
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California: Holiday BiscottiTaste of Home

California: Holiday Biscotti


A twice-baked Italian cookie, biscotti makes a wonderful "dunker." A pretty way to present a batch is on a seasonal plate arranged in a wagon-wheel fashion. —Libia Foglesong, San Bruno, California. While you bake, get into the spirit by listening to the best Christmas songs of all time.
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Colorado: Candied Fruit CookiesTaste of Home

Colorado: Candied Fruit Cookies


These no-fuss candied fruit cookies are both nutty and fruity, so they're always a hit at holiday time. —Florence Monson, Denver, Colorado
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Connecticut: Nanny's Fruitcake CookiesTaste of Home

Connecticut: Nanny's Fruitcake Cookies


My grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I turned her recipe into cookies that are perfect any time, especially with a cup of tea. —Amanda Digges, South Windsor, Connecticut. These Christmas gifts are perfect for your loved ones. 
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Delaware: Double Whammy Eggnog CookiesTaste of Home

Delaware: Double Whammy Eggnog Cookies


These cookies are an amazing way to use extra eggnog. They've become a new family classic. —Teresa Morris, Laurel, Delaware. Over 40,000 people have viewed this three-ingredient cookie recipe.
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Florida: Grandma Krauses' Coconut CookiesTaste of Home

Florida: Grandma Krauses' Coconut Cookies


When my two daughters were young, their great-grandma made them coconut cookies with oats. Thankfully, she shared the recipe. —Debra Dorn, Homosassa, Florida
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Georgia: Snow Day CookiesTaste of Home

Georgia: Snow Day Cookies


Clear your pantry to make these chocolate chip cookies loaded with goodies. We add oats, M&M’s, pretzels and even potato chips. —Brittney Musgrove, Dallas, Georgia. Now that you have dessert covered, try out these Christmas brunch recipes.

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