Here Is Your State's Most Popular Christmas Cookie, According to Google

Here Is Your State's Most Popular Christmas Cookie, According to Google

We've compiled a delicious list of the top holiday cookies by state, based on search data released by Google.

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Best cookies in each state
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Google Trend Data has revealed which Christmas cookies are the most popular for 2022, and found that sugar cookies, gingerbread, and peanut butter blossoms win as the overall top picks.

The data report revealed which cookies are the most popular by state, using analytics tools to discern the most common cookie searched on Google from December 3 through December 9.

Cookies change in popularity from year to year, Jenny Lee, lead Google Trends analyst, told Axios, adding that “Even though Christmas Cookies remain a yearly constant, the types of cookies people search for change every year and that is what makes these results so interesting.”

Click through to find out which cookie is most popular in your state and check out some recipes we’ve also included.

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Alabama

Alabama

Polish Christmas Cookies
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Kolaczki Cookies (otherwise known as Polish Christmas Cookies)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter – softened and at room temperature
  • 8 oz. Full Fat Cream Cheese – softened
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract – other extracts can be used if you prefer
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Jam – Raspberry or flavor of your choice
  • Powdered Sugar

Instructions:

  • Mix butter and cream cheese in a large bowl until light and fluffy then stir in vanilla extract and salt
  • Slowly add flour until the dough is thick and has a sticky texture
  • Transfer the dough to parchment paper and flatten until it is 1/2 inch thick
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes
  • Dust your work surface with liberal amounts of powdered sugar and cut the dough into four equal sections and dust each with more powdered sugar
  • Roll each piece until they’re 1/4 inch thick and cut into 2x2 inch squares
  • Spread 1 tsp of filling in the center of each square from one corner to another
  • Dab water on one of the corners without the filling and seal with the other corner
  • Baked for 14-18 minutes at 350 degrees F until they’re slightly golden brown
  • Cool and enjoy!

Recipe Credit: Baker Bettie

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Alaska

Alaska

Sugar Cookies
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Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl
  • In a separate bowl, beat sugar and butter in a large bowl until smooth
  • Add in egg and vanilla extract and then gradually blend in the flour mixture
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place two inches apart on greased baking sheet
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes
  • Cool and Enjoy!

Recipe Credit: AllRecipes

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Arizona

Arizona

Mexican Wedding Cookies
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Mexican Wedding Cookies - Commonly served at Christmas time

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 14 cups sifted flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 34 cup chopped walnuts or 3/4 cup pecans
  • powdered sugar (for rolling baked cookies in)

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Mix butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, then stir in vanilla
  • Whisk in flour and salt, gradually add butter, and stir in chopped nuts
  • Form dough into 1 1/4-inch balls
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies turn light golden brown

Recipe Credit: Food.com

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Arkansas

Arkansas

Kitchen Sink Cookie
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Kitchen Sink Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pretzels

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt
  • In a separate bowl, mix sugar, butter, and brown sugar until creamy, then mix in egg and vanilla
  • Combine dry and wet ingredients, stir until combined
  • Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2-inch balls
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are crispy and center is soft

Recipe Credit: Great Grub Delicious Treats

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California

California

Mini Christmas Cookies
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Mini Christmas Cookies

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Colorado

Colorado

Snowball Cookies
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Snowball Cookies - known elsewhere as Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Connecticut

Connecticut

Italian Christmas Cookies
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Italian Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Almond Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • Sprinkles

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix butter and sugar, then add ricotta cheese, eggs, and vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Then add the wet ingredients and beat together until combined
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and bake for 8-10 minutes

Recipe Credit: The Recipe Critic

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Delaware

Delaware

Italian Christmas Cookies
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Italian Christmas Cookies

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Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Recipe:

  • Beat butter with a mixer until smooth, then mix in the brown sugar and molasses until combined.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla for two minutes
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves until combined
  • Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until combined
  • Chill dough for three hours
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Roll dough in one-inch pieces until flat and cut into shapes
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes

Recipe Credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Florida

Florida

Butter Cookies
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Christmas Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Recipe

  • Beat butter and sugar together, then beat in egg and vanilla
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt
  • Combine and mix together dry and wet ingredients
  • Chill for at least one hour
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and bake for 8-10 minutes

Recipe Credit: AllRecipes

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Georgia

Georgia

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Ube Crinkle Christmas Cookies
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Ube Crinkle Christmas Cookies - A take on regular Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 8 tbsp ube puree or ube halaya jam
  • 1 tsp ube extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Recipe:

  • Whisk all dry ingredients together
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar, then mix in the eggs
  • Add ube puree and ube extract into the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined
  • Chill dough in the freezer for 20 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Scoop dough into 1-inch balls and coat in powdered sugar
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are firm and let cool for five minutes

Recipe Credit: Hungry Huy

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Idaho

Idaho

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Illinois

Illinois

Christmas Cookie Bar
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Christmas Bar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Christmas M&Ms
  • ½ cup Christmas sprinkles

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix butter and brown sugar together and then add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth
  • Mix in salt, baking powder, and flour, and then stir in the M&Ms and sprinkles
  • Spread in a pan and top with sprinkles
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes until they start to turn golden brown
  • Cool and enjoy!

Recipe Credit: CrazyforCrust

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Indiana

Indiana

Mexican Wedding Cookies
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Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Iowa

Iowa

Spritz Cookies
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Spritz Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkles

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Mix butter and sugar together and then stir in flour, salt, egg, and vanilla extract
  • Roll cookie dough and use cookie cutters to get shapes
  • Bake 5-8 minutes or until lightly brown
  • Decorate after with sprinkles

Recipe Credit: Betty Crocker

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Kansas

Kansas

Hot Chocolate Cookies
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Hot Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 3 tbsp baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup vanilla marshmallow bits
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in eggs and vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking cocoa, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
  • Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients
  • Stir in marshmallow bits and chocolate chips
  • Roll dough into two-inch balls and bake until 10-12 minutes

Recipe Credit: Taste of Home

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Kentucky

Kentucky

Royal Icing Christmas Cookies
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Royal Icing Christmas Cookies - These cookies are the same as sugar cookies but cut into festive shapes with icing added on top

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Louisiana

Louisiana

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

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Maine

Maine

Italian Christmas Cookies
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Italian Christmas Cookies

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Maryland

Maryland

Lebkuchen Cookie
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German Christmas Cookies (Lebkuchen) - Also known as a simple gingerbread cookie with powdered sugar on top

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Linzer Cookies
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Linzer Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup apricot or strawberry jam
  • Optional powdered sugar for decoration

Recipe:

  • Mix butter until creamy then mix in sugar before stirring in the egg yolks
  • Add salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and lemon juice and mix together
  • Stir in flour and almond flour
  • Divide dough in half and shape into one-inch thick disks
  • Chill for one hour to two days
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Roll out each disc and cut out cookies in shape desired
  • Bake one sheet of discs at a time for 9-10 minutes and cool for five minutes
  • Fill cooled cookies with jam by spreading on the bottom of one and placing another on top
  • Sprinkle with sugar
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Credit: Also the Crumbs Please

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Michigan

Michigan

Kolaczki Cookies
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Kolaczki Cookies (otherwise known as Polish Christmas Cookies)

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Minnesota

Minnesota

Peanut Butter Blossoms
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 11 oz chocolate kisses

Recipe:

  • Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
  • In a separate bowl, mix together butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar. Then mix in egg, milk, and vanilla until well blended
  • Add flour gradually and if dough is very soft, refrigerate for about one hour
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Roll dough into one-inch balls
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes until light brown
  • Lightly press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie until it cracks slightly
  • Bake another 2-3 minutes in the oven
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Mississippi

Mississippi

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

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Missouri

Missouri

Red Velvet Cookie
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Red Velvet Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup natural cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
  • 2 cups white chocolate baking chips, divided

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix together butter, cream cheese, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract until creamy then mix in the egg, egg yolk, and food coloring
  • Add white chocolate chips
  • Roll dough into one-inch balls
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until the edges are dry and set
  • Top with more white chocolate chips and let cookies cool
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Credit: SimplyRecipes

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Montana

Montana

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

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Nebraska

Nebraska

Peanut Butter Blossoms
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Nevada

Nevada

Peanut Butter Cookies
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Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or coconut oil
  • Christmas sprinkles

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together
  • Mix in the egg, egg yolk, and peanut butter
  • Add the salt, flour, and baking soda and stir until well combined
  • Roll dough into one-inch balls and coat in granulated sugar
  • Bake for 10 minutes

Recipe Credit: Bless This Mess Please

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Candy Cane Cookies
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Candy Cane Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red food color
  • 2 tbsp finely crushed peppermint candies
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Recipe:

  • Mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and egg in a large bowl
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Divide the dough in half and stir in food coloring in one-half of the divided dough
  • Refrigerate for at least four hours
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Stir peppermint candy and two tbsp of sugar in a small bowl
  • Shape a one-tsp piece of dough into a four-inch rope by rolling back and forth on floured surface
  • Place one red and one white rope side-by-side and twist
  • Curve the top to form a cane handle
  • Bake 9-12 minutes
  • Sprinkle candy mixture over top and let cool for about 30 minutes

Recipe Credit: Betty Crocket

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New Jersey

New Jersey

Italian Christmas Cookies
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Italian Christmas Cookies

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New Mexico

New Mexico

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

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New York

New York

Italian Christmas Cookies
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Italian Christmas Cookies

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North Carolina

North Carolina

Moravian Cookies
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Moravian Cookies - These are made the same as gingerbread cookies

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North Dakota

North Dakota

Peanut Butter Blossoms
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Ohio

Ohio

Peanut Butter Blossoms
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Mexican Wedding Cookies
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Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Oregon

Oregon

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Italian Christmas Cookies
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Italian Christmas Cookies

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South Carolina

South Carolina

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

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South Dakota

South Dakota

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Tennessee

Tennessee

Christmas Bar Cookie
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Christmas Bar Cookies

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Texas

Texas

Springerle Cookies
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Springerle Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ tbsp crushed anise seeds
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup confectionary sugar

Recipe:

  • Mix flour and baking powder
  • In a separate bowl, mix in sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract
  • Gradually stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture
  • Roll dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/4-inch thick
  • Sift confectionary sugar over the dough
  • Place mold design into the dough and cut around each cookie
  • Cover cookies in a lightweight cotton cloth and dry for eight hours
  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
  • Bake cookies for 25-30 minutes

Recipe Credit: AllRecipes

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Utah

Utah

Candy Cane Cookies
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Candy Cane Cookies

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Vermont

Vermont

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

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Virginia

Virginia

Christmas Bar Cookies
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Christmas Bar Cookies

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Washington

Washington

Christmas Bar Cookies
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Christmas Bar Cookies

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West Virginia

West Virginia

Mexican Wedding Cookies
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Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Peanut Butter Blossoms
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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Wyoming

Wyoming

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

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