Tis the season to get in the kitchen and start baking some Christmas cookies. There is something so nostalgic about baking cookies for the holiday season.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, there is no denying that a holiday cookie will put a smile on your face. That’s why I’m so excited to share this recent study done by Menu Price which shares the most Google-Searched Cookies by State.
Maybe you’re looking for a favorite from your state, want something new to try, or just need some inspiration, thankfully this study gives you those answers and more. Even if you pick a recipe from a different state, at least you’re trying something new.
Before getting into the results, just think about which Christmas cookie you think will top the list, because boy did it surprise me.
See the US’s top Christmas Cookies as searched by recipe for 2023.
I won’t waste any more time and just have to let you know that Gingerbread is the most-searched Christmas Cookie recipe this year. It took the spot in 7 states, making it the most popular and that is surprising. Gingerbread is such a polarizing flavor and it’s surprising to see it at the top spot but maybe more people are investing in creating homemade gingerbread houses this year.
Even so, that one was the biggest surprise from the list. However, the #2 spot went to Peanut Butter Blossoms which are a staple Christmas cookie. It was just beaten out as it was the most searched in 5 states. Rounding out the top 3 are the classic Christmas sugar cookies which are a classic for a reason as they were most-searched in 4 different states.
While the top three feature some of our favorite classic Christmas cookie recipes, I do feel like it’s always fun to look at what other states were searching for. As a PA native, I always look at Pennsylvania and my state’s most-searched recipe was the German Christmas Cookie which can be any mix of things.
Kentucky’s most searched Christmas cookie was the Kitchen Sink cookie which is known for having “everything but the kitchen sink” in it. Utah’s pick was Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies while Alabama and Idaho are both searching for the Melted Snowman Cookie recipe. To finish things off, we have to give a shoutout to Oklahoma whose most searched Christmas cookie recipe was Snickerdoodles. All in all, this was such a fun list and a great way to show some love to some of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes.