Top Holiday Cookies by State

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 allrecipes.com, the sister site of Reader's Digest, the winners are …

New York: Rainbow CookiesNew York: Rainbow CookiesNortheast

Connecticut: Italian Cookies
Maine: Cranberry and Orange Cookies
Massachusetts: Italian Anisette Cookies
New Hampshire: Molasses Cookies
New Jersey: Pignoli Cookies
New York: Rainbow Cookies
Pennsylvania: Pizzelles III
Rhode Island: Prune-and-Raisin-Filled Cookies
Vermont: Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles

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Tennessee: Peanut BlossomsTennessee: Peanut BlossomsSouth
Alabama: Grandma's Old-fashioned Tea Cakes
Arkansas: Easy Lemon Cookies
Delaware: Pizzelles III (Italian wafer cookies)
District of Columbia: Rugelach 2
Florida: Mexican Wedding Cookies
Georgia: Fruitcake Cookies
Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Balls
Louisiana: Yummy Pecan Pralines
Maryland: Chewy Peanut-Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Mississippi: Russian Tea Cakes
North Carolina: Easy and Fun Peanut-Butter Balls
Oklahoma: Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar
South Carolina: Pecan Chewies
Tennessee: Peanut Blossoms
Texas: Mexican Wedding Cookies
Virginia: Saltine Toffee Cookies
West Virginia: Pecan Sandies

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Illinois: Cream Cheese KolackyIllinois: Cream Cheese KolackyMidwest
Illinois: Cream Cheese Kolacky (small filled pastry)
Indiana: No-Bake Cookies
Iowa: Peanut Clusters
Kansas: Peanut Clusters
Michigan: Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti
Minnesota: Spritz Cookies IV
Missouri: Gooey Butter Cookies
Ohio: Buckeye Cookies III (Peanut Butter and Chocolate Balls)
Nebraska: Cherry Mash Bars
North Dakota: Rosettes
South Dakota: Seven-Layer Bars
Wisconsin: Chocolate Toffee Crunchies

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Alaska: Iced Pumpkin CookiesAlaska: Iced Pumpkin CookiesWest
Alaska: Iced Pumpkin Cookies
Arizona: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies
California: Persimmon Cookies
Colorado: Ultimate High-Altitude Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Hawaii: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread
Idaho: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies III
Montana: Marbled Almond Roca (cookie bars)
Nevada: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies III
New Mexico: Biscochitos I
Oregon: Marbled Almond Roca
Utah: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Washington: Marbled Almond Roca
Wyoming: Candy Cane Cookies

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