Which State Also Loves Your Favorite Christmas Cookie: Part One

  • There are so many different Christmas cookies to choose from and enjoy this holiday.

The tallies are in and here are the results. Which of these is your favorite Christmas cookie?

Sugar Cookie M&M’s™ Bars

Sugar Cookie M&M’s™ Bars are Alabama’s favorite Christmas cookies. The people of Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee feel the same. These bars are full of flavor and colorful, too. They’re easy to make and filled with colored M&M’s and white vanilla baking chips. All you have to do is mix some of both candies with the sugar cookie mix, made according to the directions. Bake it at 350 degrees until the edges are golden brown, about 22-24 minutes. 

Easiest-Ever Russian Tea Cakes

Montana and Arkansas choose these as their favorite cookie of the season. These cookies are seasonal as ever, after all, they look like snowballs. For this favorite Christmas cookie, mix sugar cookie dough up and add flour, chopped pecans, vanilla and powdered sugar until incorporated. Make dough balls out of the cookie base. Bake the cookies and then roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar. Allow to cool and roll in powdered sugar again. 

Classic Christmas Sugar Cookie Cutouts

These cookies are both basic and classic, making them perfect for the season. They are a favorite in Texas, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. The best thing about these cookies is decorating them, obviously! Lots of frosting and sprinkles for these babies, and in all of the Christmas colors, of course. 

Easy Holiday Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are the favorite Christmas cookie for people who live in Connecticut. For this recipe, all you need is an oatmeal cookie base, some granola and red and green colored chocolate candies. Make your oatmeal cookie base and stir well to incorporate all the ingredients. Don’t over mix, and at the end, add the granola and candies. Bake rounded tablespoons of your oatmeal cookies and take them out after about 10 minutes at 375 or when the edges are light brown. Oatmeal cookies are delicious anytime, easy to throw together and made Christmas-y with colored candies. Yum.

Easy Italian Christmas Cookies

These Christmas cookies are made and eaten most in Delaware. Start with a sugar cookie base, and add 4 oz of softened cream cheese, ½ cup flour and one teaspoon of vanilla. Bake them until finished and in the meantime, make a glaze using vanilla, powdered sugar and enough milk to create a “dip” or “drizzle” consistency. Drizzle or dip each cookie and sprinkle them with whatever you like. To give them some Christmas, add red and green sprinkles, or to make them fancy, add white and dark chocolate shavings. 

Easy Spritz Cookies

As a child who grew up eating these delicious and buttery cookies I can say for sure that they are a staple at Christmas time. Residents of Colorado, Illinois, and North Dakota feel the same way, as it’s their favorite cookie for Christmas, too. After making the buttery dough for these cookies, you can make them any color you like. With your spritz cookie tool, choose which cookie shape you’d like and get to work! Squeeze the cookies out onto a sheet pan and bake them until they are slightly brown around the edges. Add nonpareils, sprinkles, or jimmies while they are still hot and enjoy.

Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies

The people of Georgia love these Christmas cookies best, and with such yummy mix-in’s, it’s easy to see why. These cookies start with a typical sugar cookie base, add cream cheese, pecans, and chocolate chips. For these cookies, after mixing together the dough, you will create two logs. Slice the dough logs into ¼” slices and place them on the cookie sheet, making sure to maintain/reshape into circles for the prettiest cookies. Bake the cookies and at the same time melt the chocolate chips and add to a Ziploc bag. Cut the corner off the bag and drizzle chocolate over the warm cookies. Eat these while they are warm and melty. I repeat, eat these cookies straight out of the oven and drizzled.

Which of these cookies is your favorite this time of year? We haven’t even gotten to ” America’s favorite” Christmas cookie yet. Any guesses on what it is?

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