The Most Searched Christmas Cookies In All 50 States

Table of Contents If you’re not churning out batch after batch of Christmas cookies right…

If you’re not churning out batch after batch of Christmas cookies right now, what are you even doing?

As we continue to wrap up all things 2021, Google just revealed the most “uniquely searched Christmas cookies” in each and every state. So, we’ve rounded up 50 crowd-pleasing cookie recipes — one for each state’s most-searched cookie. And I gotta say…several of these make so much sense.


(I’m lookin’ at you, Ohio.)

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Fudge”

Imagine eating the softest, chewiest Christmas cookie you could possibly get your hands on. Now, turn that into straight up fudge. I dunno about you, but I’m sold.

Recipe: Christmas Cookie Fudge

Search term: “Chocolate Christmas Cookies”

It’s everything you love about a warm, marshmallow-y mug of hot cocoa turned into a chewy, chocolaty cookie.

Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookies

Search term: “Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies”

The cream cheese in these cookies seriously takes things to the next level, offering a fluffiness and slight tang that’ll set these apart from other (boring) Christmas cookies.

Recipe: Cream Cheese Christmas Cookies

Search term: “Christmas Sugar Cookies”

If you’re a beginner baker (or just don’t feel like baking cookies for hours on end), start here. There’s not a frill to be found in this recipe, but they’re just as festive and delicious as the more complicated ones.

Recipe: Easy Sugar Cookies

Search term: “Snoopy Christmas Cookies”

If you could die from cuteness overload, this would be my cause of death. They’re actually Nutter Butters dipped in white chocolate, which means these are ridiculously easy to make (yet shockingly impressive).

Recipe: Snoopy Christmas Cookies

Search term: “Keto Christmas Cookies”

Instead of using regular ol’ butter, cashew butter saves the day here — lending creaminess and fluffiness without any actual dairy.

Recipe: Keto Christmas Cookies

Search term: “Italian Christmas Cookies”

Connecticut is my home state, and yep, this one just makes so much sense. No Christmas in my house was complete without a massive box of Italian cookies from the local Italian bakery…so I might just have to make a batch (or two) ASAP.

Recipe: Traditional Italian Christmas Cookies

Search term: “Chocolate Crinkle Cookies”

There’s a reason people love chocolate crinkle cookies — they’re just so darn good. That crackly, crunchy exterior and the moist, fluffy inside? I’m drooling just looking at these.

Recipe: Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Search term: “Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies”

Florida gets it. There’s not much better than one of these cookies in the first place, but the addition of festive, red and green sprinkles makes these as simple and delicious as it gets.

Recipe: Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Search term: “Christmas Rice Krispie Treats”

OK, while not technically cookies, I’d argue that these treats check all the same boxes. Considering I’ve never met a soul who doesn’t love Rice Krispie treats, you should totally consider making a batch before Christmas rolls around.

Recipe: Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

Search term: “Cherry Christmas Cookies”

These fluffy, bite-sized cookies are loaded with nutty almond flavor, and pack Maraschino cherries into each center for a chewy, sweet bite.

Recipe: Almond Cherry Cookies

Search term: “Chocolate Crinkle Cookies”

We’re back with even more crinkle cookies (thank god, honestly) and these ones are suuuuuper duper fudgy. Making a double batch of these wouldn’t be a bad idea — they’ll disappear pretty much as soon as your guests arrive.

Recipe: Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Fudge”

Warming, perfectly-spiced, and deliciously chewy, this gingerbread fudge might be even better than gingerbread cookies.

Recipe: Gingerbread Fudge

Search term: “Keto Christmas Cookies”

Almond flour is the real hero of this recipe, creating a dough that’s the perfect level of crumbly…without each cookie completely falling apart in your hands.

Recipe: Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Search term: “M&M Christmas Cookies”

Sometimes, the classics really are the best. These cookies are super soft and just sweet enough, with a scrumptious crunch in every bite from all those red ‘n’ green M&Ms.

Recipe: M&M Christmas Cookies

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Fudge”

Calling all cookie dough-lovers: If you’ve ever wanted a legitimate excuse to eat cookie dough without worrying you’ve accidentally given yourself food poisoning or something, these are for you.

Recipe: Cookie Dough Fudge

Search term: “Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies”

Just because a cookie is gluten-free doesn’t mean it can’t be texturally-perfect — these Christmas cookies may not contain any gluten, but they’re incredibly chewy and soft nonetheless.

Recipe: Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

Search term: “Greek Christmas Cookies”

These traditional Greek holiday cookies might just become your new go-to Christmas cookie — they’re loaded with cinnamon, walnuts, and the perfect amount of honey for a just-sweet-enough, anytime bite.

Recipe: Melomakarona Cookies

Search term: “Swedish Christmas Cookies”

These are pretty much the best gingerbread cookies you’ve ever had, but with a touch of something extra special from all the warming spices added to ’em. Extra-special bonus: You can even make these cookies into edible ornaments by poking holes at the top.

Recipe: Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

Search term: “Snowball Cookies”

I’ll eat pretty much anything that’s rolled in powdered sugar, but I’d greatly prefer it to be a fresh batch of snowball cookies. Honestly, it doesn’t get more crowd-pleasing or easy than this.

Recipe: Snowball Cookies

Search term: “Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies”

It’s not Christmas without at least one batch of freshly-iced sugar cookies, and this gluten-free version is the perfect recipe to whip up if you’re hosting any guests with gluten intolerances.

Recipe: Gluten-Free Christmas Sugar Cookies

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Ice Cream”

If the thought of homemade ice cream scares you, give this recipe a try. It’s not as hard as you might think, and the results are seriously worthwhile.

Recipe: Sugar Cookie Ice Cream

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Dip”

All the sweet, fluffy goodness of a sugar cookie in a soft, spreadable dip. TBH, you’ve never lived until you’ve dipped strawberries into this stuff. Chocolate-covered strawberries could never.

Recipe: Christmas Cookie Dough Dip

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Fudge”

It’s impossible not to bite into one of these and feel anything less than pure contentment…and they’re shockingly easy to make, too.

Recipe: Milk And Cookies Fudge

Search term: “Chocolate Christmas Cookies”

Of all the dessert combos out there, I think brownie cookies might just be the best — it’s the decadent, chocolaty goodness you’d expect from a brownie in the easy, portable format of a cookie.

Recipe: Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Search term: “Italian Christmas Cookies”

You might need a special press to make these Italian treats, but trust me, it’s well worth it. Pizelle-making might just become your new family holiday tradition.

Recipe: Pizelles

Search term: “Anise Cookies”

Love ’em or hate ’em, these classic cookies are a Christmas staple with a soft, fluffy center and a sweet glaze atop each one.

Recipe: Italian Anisette Cookies

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Ice Cream”

This creamy homemade ice cream is the perfect way to polish off a cozy holiday meal. For an adults-only twist, top each bowl with a shot of espresso for a festive affogato.

Recipe: Gingerbread Ice Cream

Search term: “Norwegian Christmas Cookies”

These crumbly-sweet Norwegian dessert “cups” can be filled with anything your heart desires, from Maraschino cherries to your favorite jam or jelly.

Recipe: Sandbakkels


OREGON: Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Search term: “Lemon Christmas Cookies”

If you love a good chocolate crinkle cookie — and I mean, who doesn’t — this bright, lemon-forward version might just become your new favorite.

Recipe: Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Search term: “Italian Christmas Cookies”

The diced, candied fruit turns classic biscotti into a perfectly festive dessert for the holiday season. The best way to eat ’em? Dunking them into a piping hot mug of coffee or hot cocoa, of course.

Recipe: Christmas Biscotti


RHODE ISLAND: Brutti Ma Buoni (Ugly-But-Good Cookies)

Search term: “Italian Christmas Cookies”

Brutti ma buoni translates to “ugly-but-good” — emphasis on the good. Honestly, “good” undersells these nutty, chocolaty cookies.

Recipe: Brutti Ma Buoni

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Ice Cream”

For a no-bake “cake” that every single one of your holiday guests will love, this is the dish for you. Using store-bought ice cream sandwiches is the ultimate hack for a scrumptious dessert that’s bursting with mouthwatering flavors and textures.

Recipe: Pink Peppermint Christmas Ice Cream Cake

Search term: “Keto Christmas Cookies”

In their keto-fied state, Gingerbread cookies work quite well. They’re perfectly snappy without being crumbly, and just as deliciously-spiced as a conventional recipe.

Recipe: Keto Gingerbread Cookies

Search term: “Christmas Cookie Ice Cream”

These ice cream sandwiches are simply incredible — and loaded with holiday flavors throughout. The soft gingerbread cookies and creamy homemade ice cream are both 10/10, but if you’re looking to cut a few corners, try substituting store-bought cookies or store-bought ice cream. The results will still be delicious.

Recipe: Eggnog And Gingerbread Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Search term: “Oreo Christmas Cookies”

On occasion, it doesn’t take all that much to elevate a store-bought cookie into something seriously delectable. In this case, dipping Oreos into melted white or dark chocolate is all you need to make some fun and festive desserts.

Recipe: Christmas Oreos

Search term: “Ooey Gooey Christmas Cookies”

Cream cheese makes these cookies oh so gooey and delicious. Ya know those cookies that are chewy for just about one day before they turn rock-solid and crumbly? Yeah, these aren’t those.

Recipe: Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies

Search term: “Vegan Christmas Cookies”

These fluffy Christmas cookies (that just so happen to be vegan!) are the perfect way to get your kids into the kitchen this holiday season — the cookie dough comes together in just one bowl, so cleanup will be a breeze, too.

Recipe: Fluffy One-Bowl Sugar Cookies

Search term: “Chocolate Christmas Cookies”

I have a soft spot in my heart (and stomach) for those fluffy, frosted cookies you can grab at the grocery store, and these chocolate, minty versions might be even better than the kind you can grab pre-made.

Recipe: Peppermint-Frosted Chocolate Cookies

Search term: “Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies”

Just because you can’t eat gluten doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a crinkle cookie (or five) this holiday season. Even without gluten, these crinkle cookies are just as delicious as the conventional recipes. I mean, no one will know you’ve changed a single thing.

Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Search term: “Keto Christmas Cookies”

These keto-friendly Christmas cookies work surprisingly well, since the addition of fresh ricotta keeps ’em light, airy, and super duper fluffy.

Recipe: Keto Ricotta Cookies

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