The Most Popular Holiday Cookies in Every State, According to Google

updated May 1, 2019
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Everyone has a favorite holiday cookie from the cookie plate. Sugar cookies are nice, and yeah I can get down with some gingerbread, but I’m always secretly eyeing the peanut butter blossoms or the spritz cookies. What about you?

This year for the holidays, we asked Google to tell us the most-searched holiday cookies in every state. They looked at searches across the country during the beginning of December and compiled this very interesting list. I’m honestly a little surprised by their findings! You’ll see lots of chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin cookies, and no-bake finds. The Midwest is dominated by spritz cookies (no surprise there), and apparently there’s something called a “monster cookie” that I have yet to try.

Here are the most popular holiday cookie recipes in all 50 states, according to Google. Does this list seem accurate to you?

Gluten-Free Cut-Out Cookies (Image credit: Clare Barboza)

Alabama: Chocolate oatmeal cookies
Alaska: Pumpkin cookies
Arizona: Oatmeal raisin cookies
Arkansas: Peanut butter cookies
California: Persimmon cookies
Colorado: Gluten-free Christmas cookies
Connecticut: Anisette cookies
Delaware: Russian tea cookies
District of Columbia: Sugar cookies
Florida: Chocolate chip cookies
Georgia: Fruitcake cookies
Hawaii: Chocolate chip cookies
Idaho: Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
Illinois: Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Indiana: Peanut butter no-bake cookies
Iowa: Monster cookies
Kansas: Monster cookies
Kentucky: No-bake oatmeal cookies
Louisiana: Goat cookies
Maine: Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
Maryland: Snickerdoodles
Massachusetts: Anisette cookies
Michigan: Peanut butter no-bake cookies
Minnesota: Spritz cookies
Mississippi: No-bake oatmeal cookies
Missouri: Chocolate chip cookies
Montana: Peanut butter cookies
Nebraska: Monster cookies
Nevada: Sugar cookies
New Hampshire: Ginger cookies
New Jersey: Ricotta cookies
New Mexico: Pumpkin cookies
New York: Rainbow cookies
North Carolina: Fortune cookies
North Dakota: Spritz cookies
Ohio: Peanut butter no-bake cookies
Oklahoma: Peanut butter cookies
Oregon: Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Pennsylvania: Ricotta cookies
Rhode Island: Butterball cookies
South Carolina: Fruitcake cookies
South Dakota: Spritz cookies
Tennessee: Chocolate oatmeal cookies
Texas: Chocolate chip cookies
Utah: Crumble cookies
Vermont: Pumpkin cookies
Virginia: Preacher cookies
Washington: Russian tea cookies
West Virginia: Peanut butter no-bake cookies
Wisconsin: Spritz cookies
Wyoming: Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

What holiday cookies are you making this year?