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There's no shortage of lovely baked goodies during the holidays, but when it comes to Christmas cookies, just which kind is the most popular here in Minnesota?

Right off the bat, let me say that, much like beers, there pretty much isn't any cookie that I don't like. But I'm not sure that I buy the results of this Christmas Cookie survey, especially when it comes to what it says is the most popular Christmas cookie here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes this year.

The latest cookie data was compiled by the crew over at Today's Homeowner, who surveyed over 4,500 folks about their tastes in cookies. And they've now published a list stating which cookie is the most popular in each state.

And here in Minnesota, our most popular Christmas cookie is... chocolate chip?!? Really? Out of all the many different Christmas cookies out there-- from sugar cookies, spritz cookies, Gingerbread cookies, Snickerdoodles and more-- chocolate chip is the favorite here in the Bold North?!?

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I don't know about you, but I don't really even consider chocolate chip a type of Christmas cookie. They're great, and I love a good chocolate chip cookie, but it ain't a Christmas cookie, is it? We're not alone, though. According to the Today's Homeowner survey, 17 other states in addition to Minnesota list chocolate chip as their favorite Christmas cookie. Who ARE these people?!?

Take heart though-- it's not THE most popular Christmas cookie, though. That honor goes to the sugar cookie with frosting-- which was voted the most popular Christmas cookie in 21 different states this year, including in my home state of Wisconsin, as well as Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota.

And while cookies are a big part of most Christmas celebrations here in Minnesota, so are those beloved holiday traditions that we've enjoyed throughout the years. Keep scrolling to take a walk down memory lane and take a look at what Christmas looked like when you were a kid!

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LOOK: What Christmas was like the year you were born

To see how Christmas has changed over the last century, Stacker explored how popular traditions, like food and decorations, emerged and evolved from 1920 to 2021 in the U.S. and around the world. 

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