Shine compiled this great list of beloved holiday cookies from across the nation. Gingerbread and classic chocolate chip cookies are still old favorites, and many new options are also grabbing the attention of holiday bakers. Based on page views last December at allrecipes.com, the winners are ...

Northeast

[skipwords]Connecticut[/skipwords]: Italian Cookies

[skipwords]Maine[/skipwords]: Cranberry and Orange Cookies

[skipwords]Massachusetts[/skipwords]: Italian Anisette Cookies

[skipwords]New Hampshire[/skipwords]: Molasses Cookies

[skipwords]New Jersey[/skipwords]: Pignoli Cookies

[skipwords]New York[/skipwords]: Rainbow Cookies (left)

[skipwords]Pennsylvania[/skipwords]: Pizzelles III

[skipwords]Rhode Island[/skipwords]: Prune and Raisin Filled Cookies

[skipwords]Vermont[/skipwords]: Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles

South

[skipwords]Alabama[/skipwords]: Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

[skipwords]Arkansas[/skipwords]: Easy Lemon Cookies

[skipwords]Delaware[/skipwords]: Pizzelles III

District of Columbia: Rugelach

[skipwords]Florida[/skipwords]: Mexican Wedding Cookies (left)

[skipwords]Georgia[/skipwords]: Fruitcake Cookies

[skipwords]Kentucky[/skipwords]: Kentucky Bourbon Balls

[skipwords]Louisiana[/skipwords]: Yummy Pecan Pralines

[skipwords]Maryland[/skipwords]: Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

[skipwords]Mississippi[/skipwords]: Russian Tea Cakes

[skipwords]North Carolina[/skipwords]: Easy and Fun Peanut Butter Balls

[skipwords]Oklahoma[/skipwords]: Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar

[skipwords]South Carolina[/skipwords]: Pecan Chewies

[skipwords]Tennessee[/skipwords]: Peanut Blossoms

[skipwords]Texas[/skipwords]: Mexican Wedding Cookies

[skipwords]Virginia[/skipwords]: Saltine Toffee Cookies

[skipwords]West Virginia[/skipwords]: Pecan Sandies

Midwest

[skipwords]Illinois[/skipwords]: Cream Cheese Kolacky

[skipwords]Indiana[/skipwords]: No-Bake Cookies

[skipwords]Iowa[/skipwords]: Peanut Clusters

[skipwords]Kansas[/skipwords]: Peanut Clusters

[skipwords]Michigan[/skipwords]: Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

[skipwords]Minnesota[/skipwords]: Spritz Cookies IV

[skipwords]Missouri[/skipwords]: Gooey Butter Cookies

[skipwords]Ohio[/skipwords]: Buckeye Cookies III (left)

[skipwords]Nebraska[/skipwords]: Cherry Mash Bars

[skipwords]North Dakota[/skipwords]: Rosettes

[skipwords]South Dakota[/skipwords]: Seven-Layer Bars

[skipwords]Wisconsin[/skipwords]: Chocolate Toffee Crunchies

West

[skipwords]Alaska[/skipwords]: Iced Pumpkin Cookies

[skipwords]Arizona[/skipwords]: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (left)

[skipwords]California[/skipwords]: Persimmon Cookies

[skipwords]Colorado[/skipwords]: Ultimate High-Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies

[skipwords]Hawaii[/skipwords]: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Shortbread

[skipwords]Idaho[/skipwords]: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III

[skipwords]Montana[/skipwords]: Marbled Almond Roca

[skipwords]Nevada[/skipwords]: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III

[skipwords]New Mexico[/skipwords]: Biscochitos I

[skipwords]Oregon[/skipwords]: Marbled Almond Roca

[skipwords]Utah[/skipwords]: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

[skipwords]Washington[/skipwords]: Marbled Almond Roca

[skipwords]Wyoming[/skipwords]: Candy Cane Cookies

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