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, the winners are ...


Connecticut: Italian Cookies

Maine: Cranberry and Orange Cookies

Massachusetts: Italian Anisette Cookies

New Hampshire: Molasses Cookies

New Jersey: Pignoli Cookies

New York: Rainbow Cookies (left)

Pennsylvania: Pizzelles III

Rhode Island: Prune and Raisin Filled Cookies

Vermont: Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles


Alabama: Grandma's Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

Arkansas: Easy Lemon Cookies

Delaware: Pizzelles III

District of Columbia: Rugelach

Florida: Mexican Wedding Cookies (left)

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


Illinois: Cream Cheese Kolacky

Indiana: No-Bake Cookies

Iowa: Peanut Clusters

Kansas: Peanut Clusters

Michigan: Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Minnesota: Spritz Cookies IV

Missouri: Gooey Butter Cookies

Ohio: Buckeye Cookies III (left)

Nebraska: Cherry Mash Bars

North Dakota: Rosettes

South Dakota: Seven-Layer Bars

Wisconsin: Chocolate Toffee Crunchies


Alaska: Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Arizona: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (left)

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

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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