The Most Popular Christmas Cookies by State, According to Google

In 2022, gingerbread and peanut butter blossom cookies are the reigning favorites, followed by international treats like Italian and Mexican cookies

This week, families all across America are gathering to trim the tree, sing some carols and bake their favorite holiday treats. Though Christmas cookies are a classic tradition from coast to coast, which Christmas cookies families bake varies greatly by state. Fortunately, Google Trends is here to tell us exactly which cookie each state is hankering for this holiday season.

A few clear classics stand out immediately, such as gingerbread cookies and peanut butter blossoms, a rich nutty treat with a chocolate kiss in the center. These favorites were identified throughout the country, though peanut butter cookies were especially popular in the Midwest.

Americans also appear to be focusing on incorporating their ethnic heritage into their baking, with high search volumes for Italian, Mexican, German and Polish Christmas cookies.

Finally, some states searched by the shapes and sizes of their cookies, with many looking specifically for bar cookies, candy cane shapes, snowballs and even mini Christmas cookies (hey, California!).

The Most Popular Cookie in Each State

Google Trends Top Christmas Cookie By State 2022Courtesy Google Trends

Find out your home state’s cookie craving below!

Baking New Traditions

No matter where holiday travel takes you this year now is the perfect time to test out some of the lesser-known cookie varieties on this map. Why not experiment with a Hawaiian ube cookie or Texan Springerles? After all, ’tis the season for sharing and new recipes are some of the most memorable gifts!

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