During these socially distant times, many people have taken the opportunity to do a LOT of baking. NCP’s data – provided by you, our panel members — show the purchase of flour and other baking-related products have been much higher than usual.
My family and I have also taken advantage, cooking cookies on an almost weekly basis. It’s good to teach the kids some baking skills, while also satisfying your sweet tooth! (Yes, I realize that I wrote about National Donut Day last time. I guess you can see that I need something – sweet snacks! – to break up these “stay-at-home” times!)
What are your favorite cookies – to bake or just to eat? Tell us in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
What’s Your States’ Favorite Cookie?
So I wondered, what are American’s favorite types of cookies? I found this information on the eatthis.com website, based on a nationwide survey from Nestle Toll House. Check it out, and see if you’re mouth starts to water, like mine did!
- Alabama—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- Alaska—Russian Tea Cakes. These cookies, also known as polvorones, are small balls of buttery dough filled with finely ground nuts that are rolled twice in powdered sugar.
- Arizona—Mexican Wedding. These have a thick dusting of powdered sugar and a rich buttery texture. They’re often cut into crescent moon shapes.
- Arkansas—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- California—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- Colorado—Chocolate Chip with Nuts
- Connecticut—Chocolate Chip
- Delaware—Chocolate Chip
- Georgia—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- Hawaii—White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
- Idaho—Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
- Illinois—Chocolate Chip
- Indiana—Chocolate Chip
- Iowa—Chocolate Chip
- Kansas—Chocolate Chip
- Kentucky—Bourbon Spice
- Louisiana—Maple Pecan
- Maryland—Chocolate Chip
- Michigan—Chocolate Chip
- Minnesota—Chocolate Chip
- Mississippi—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- Missouri—Chocolate Chip
- Montana—Cowboy. They’re thick and hefty with oatmeal, chocolate chips, pecans, coconut, and brown sugar.
- Nebraska—Chocolate Chip
- Nevada—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- New Hampshire—Pumpkin Spice
- New Jersey—Chocolate Chip
- New Mexico—Biscochito. This is a butter-based cookie that’s flavored with cinnamon and anise. You can usually find the cookie in the shape of stars and crescent moons.
- New York—Chocolate Chip
- North Carolina—Chocolate Chip
- North Dakota—Chocolate Chip
- Ohio—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- Oklahoma—Chocolate Chip
- Oregon—Pumpkin Spice
- Pennsylvania—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- Rhode Island—Biscotti. These are most similar to Rhode Island’s hermit cookies, which is made with reused dough, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, raisins or currants, and molasses.
- South Carolina—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- South Dakota—Chocolate Chip
- Tennessee—Chocolate Chip
- Utah—Chocolate Chip
- Vermont—Maple Pecan
- Virginia—Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chips
- Washington—Apple Cinnamon
- West Virginia—Haystacks. These cookies are usually made with a mound of peanut butter, butterscotch, chocolate, marshmallows, and chow mein noodles or oats.
- Wisconsin—Chocolate Chip
So, do you want a cookie now? I know I do!
Try Your Hand At Baking Some Unique Cookies
Here’s a link to a variety of unique cookie recipes that you can try for yourself. From snickerdoodle cookies, to cinnamon-chocolate chunk skillet cookies and bacon banana cookies, you’re bound to find something for everyone in your family. I know I did!
Record All Your Baking-Related Purchases
Remember to record your baking-related purchases, such as flour, eggs, butter, sugar, etc. By doing so you’ll help NCP keep track of how much baking people are still doing during this crazy time.
Have a great week!