Google reveals most popular Christmas cookies just in time for the holidays

Homemade gingerbread cookies in the form of fabulous gingerbread men and christmas trees in blue cup in new year composition, Close-up(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Angelika Mostova)

Google has released its latest list of the most searched Christmas cookies by state.

Looking at the numbers, gingerbread came out on top in seven states and D.C. In Maryland, German Christmas cookies were all the rave on Google, and Virginians had a taste for Christmas Bar Cookies.

International-style cookies dominated on the East Coast with a lot of curious bakers searching for Italian Christmas cookies.

Peanut butter blossoms and sugar cookies were among the most popular across the nation. You’ll find desserts on 61% of all Christmas shopping lists, according to a Numerator survey, so whether you bake, buy or eat someone else’s cookies, you really can’t go wrong.

Most searched Christmas cookies in 2022 by state:

  • Alabama: Polish Christmas
  • Alaska: Christmas Sugar
  • Arizona: Mexican Christmas
  • Arkansas: Kitchen Sink Christmas
  • California: Mini Christmas
  • Colorado: Snowball
  • Connecticut: Italian Christmas
  • Delaware: Italian Christmas
  • D.C.: Gingerbread
  • Florida: Christmas Butter
  • Georgia: Gingerbread
  • Hawaii: Ube Christmas
  • Idaho: Christmas Sugar
  • Illinois: Christmas Bar
  • Indiana: Mexican Wedding
  • Iowa: Spritz
  • Kansas: Hot Chocolate
  • Kentucky: Royal Icing Christmas
  • Louisiana: Gingerbread
  • Maine: Italian Christmas
  • Maryland: German Christmas
  • Massachusetts: Linzer
  • Michigan: Polish Christmas
  • Minnesota: Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Mississippi: Gingerbread
  • Missouri: Red Velvet
  • Montana: Gingerbread
  • Nebraska: Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Nevada: Peanut Butter Christmas
  • New Hampshire: Candy Cane
  • New Jersey: Italian Christmas
  • New Mexico: Christmas Sugar
  • New York: Italian Christmas
  • North Carolina: Moravian
  • North Dakota: Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Ohio: Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Oklahoma: Mexican Christmas
  • Oregon: Gingerbread
  • Pennsylvania: Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Rhode Island: Italian Christmas
  • South Carolina: Gingerbread
  • South Dakota: Christmas Sugar
  • Tennessee: Christmas Bar
  • Texas: Springerle
  • Utah: Candy Cane
  • Vermont: Gingerbread
  • Virginia: Christmas Bar
  • Washington: Christmas Bar
  • West Virginia: Mexican Wedding
  • Wisconsin: Peanut Butter Blossoms
  • Wyoming: Christmas Sugar

Melissa Howell

Melissa Howell joined WTOP Radio in March 2018 and is excited to cover stories that matter across D.C., as well as in Maryland and Virginia. 

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