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!)

We’ve made everyone’s favorite, chocolate chip cookies, most often, but have also baked peanut butter cookies and ginger bread cookies.

What are your favorite cookies – to bake or just to eat? Tell us in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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
  • Florida—Orange
  • 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
  • Maine—Molasses
  • Maryland—Chocolate Chip
  • Massachusetts—Cranberry
  • 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
  • Texas—Cowboy
  • 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
  • Wyoming—Cowboy

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!

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!

Best Regards,


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