The most popular holiday cookie is super easy to make


As the holiday baking season heats up, the most popular holiday cookie might already be on your baking list. But, is it your favorite cookie?

From the holiday cookie exchange to cookies for Santa, the most popular holiday cookie can cause a heated debate. Even within one family, a favorite cookie can cause a major riff. Can picking one cookie as the best really cause all the cookies to crumble?

The holiday season and cookies go hand in hand. Whether it is grandma’s family recipe that has been handed down over the years or a child’s first time rolling out dough, those cookies are more than just sweet treats. That cookie has turned into a holiday memory.

Recently, General Mills conducted a study to determine the most popular holiday cookies across America. From the classic sugar cookie to gingerbread cookies to all the cookies in between, the similarities are more telling than the differences.

From traditional cut out cookies to gingerbread cookies to candy cane cookies, each state had a favorite. But, the most popular holiday cookie was Betty Crocker’s Peanut Butter Blossoms.

While many people might not know the actual name of this cookie, they have probably eaten their fair share of these cookies. The sugar dusted peanut butter cookie is topped with a big Hershey’s Kiss. It is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies, photo provided by General Mills

Given that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are often the most popular candy, it makes sense that this particular cookie tops the popularity list. Plus, the recipe is relatively easy to make. No worrying about decorating, too.

If you are looking to take a twist on this traditional cookie, consider a caramel Hershey’s Kiss. Or, add a touch of salted caramel drizzle to the cookie. Those options can make your holiday cookie stand out in the annual cookie exchange.

Still, even if the most popular cookie doesn’t top your must eat list, making holiday cookies has become a holiday tradition. Even if you burn a batch or your reindeer looks more like a blob, the fun isn’t about being the perfect baker. It is about the experience of making cookies to share with others.

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