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Your State’s Favorite Cookie to Bake for Santa

We expect Santa to come down the chimney pretty soon, and when he does, we want to make sure there are cookies waiting for him! It’s safe to say Santa has never turned down a cookie, no matter what kind, and we don’t have any evidence that he has a favorite. So it’s up to us to choose what type of cookie to bake for him! Check out our map to see which cookie is your state’s favorite to bake for Santa.


Interesting Findings & Facts

  • Santa eats an estimated 300 million cookies on Christmas Eve in the United States
  • The nation’s overall favorite cookie to bake for Santa is chocolate chip—a true American classic!
  • Colorado is the only state that had a tough time deciding on just one cookie and had a tie between chocolate chip and snickerdoodle.
  • Our nations most popular cookie, the chocolate chip cookie originated in Whitman, Massachusetts, at the Toll House Inn


We looked at five common cookies in the United States and looked at Google search trend data to identify which cookie is each state’s favorite to bake for Santa.

State Cookie
Alabama Peanut Butter
Alaska Snickerdoodle
Arizona Chocolate Chip
Arkansas Oatmeal Raisin
California Chocolate Chip
Colorado Chocolate Chip/Snickerdoodle
Connecticut Chocolate Chip
Delaware Oatmeal Raisin
District of Columbia Chocolate Chip
Florida Chocolate Chip
Georgia Oatmeal Raisin
Hawaii Chocolate Chip
Idaho Chocolate Chip
Illinois Chocolate Chip
Indiana Chocolate Chip
Iowa Chocolate Chip
Kansas Chocolate Chip
Kentucky Sugar
Louisiana Sugar
Maine Oatmeal Raisin
Maryland Chocolate Chip
Massachusetts Chocolate Chip
Michigan Oatmeal Raisin
Minnesota Oatmeal Raisin
Mississippi Chocolate Chip
Missouri Chocolate Chip
Montana Chocolate Chip
Nebraska Chocolate Chip
Nevada Snickerdoodle
New Hampshire Chocolate Chip
New Jersey Chocolate Chip
New Mexico Sugar
New York Chocolate Chip
North Carolina Chocolate Chip
North Dakota Sugar
Ohio Oatmeal Raisin
Oklahoma Peanut Butter
Oregon Chocolate Chip
Pennsylvania Chocolate Chip
Rhode Island Chocolate Chip
South Carolina Chocolate Chip
South Dakota Chocolate Chip
Tennessee Chocolate Chip
Texas Chocolate Chip
Utah Chocolate Chip
Vermont Sugar
Virginia Chocolate Chip
Washington Chocolate Chip
West Virginia Peanut Butter
Wisconsin Chocolate Chip
Wyoming Chocolate Chip

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