The Cookie that Best Represents Each State

 

With National Cookie Day taking place Monday, December 4, Americans will be celebrating with their favorite cookies, many from their local bakeries. Depending on the state that a person lives in, the preferred cookie flavor may vary.

Just like each region of the country has its own unique cuisine, each state has the cookie that best represents it. That’s what Nestlé Toll House sought to figure out in its latest survey.

In October, the household name in cookies asked over 5,000 people nationwide what kind of cookies best remind them of their state. They were given 57 choices to account for many traditional and untraditional flavors.

From that survey, Nestlé Toll House was able to determine the cookie that best represents each state. Unsurprisingly, chocolate chip was dominant, as it represented 18 states. The next closest flavor was peanut butter with chocolate chips, with 10 states.

Here’s a list of each state’s cookie:

  • Alabama – Peanut butter with chocolate chips
  • Alaska – Russia tea cakes
  • Arizona – Mexican wedding
  • 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 nuts
  • Idaho – Oatmeal chocolate chips
  • Illinois – Chocolate chip
  • Indiana – Chocolate chip
  • Iowa – Chocolate chip
  • Kansas – Chocolate chip
  • Kentucky – Bourbon spice
  • Louisiana – Maple pecan
  • Maine – Molasses
  • Maryland – Chocolate chip with nuts
  • Massachusetts – Cranberry
  • Michigan – Chocolate chip
  • Minnesota – Chocolate chip
  • Mississippi – Peanut butter with chocolate chips
  • Missouri – Chocolate chip
  • Montana – Cowboy
  • Nebraska – Chocolate chip
  • Nevada – Peanut butter with chocolate chips
  • New Hampshire – Pumpkin spice
  • New Jersey – Chocolate chip
  • New Mexico – Biscochito
  • New York – Chocolate chip
  • North Carolina – Chocolate chip
  • North Dakota – Chocolate chip
  • Ohio – Peanut butter with chocolate chips
  • Oklahoma – Chocolate chip with nuts
  • Oregon – Pumpkin spice
  • Pennsylvania – Peanut butter with chocolate chips
  • Rhode Island – Biscotti
  • 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
  • Wisconsin – Chocolate chip
  • Wyoming - Cowboy