There are many things we may do for the holidays but baking cookies seems to be a favorite of many. After all, it’s not only nostalgic to have cookies in the oven at Christmas time, eating them is something we enjoy as well. More than likely, you have a favorite that you go to every year, but have you ever wondered what the most favorite Christmas cookie is?

Bob’s Red Mill wanted to find out, so they used OnePoll to conduct a survey of about 2,000 adults in the United States. They wanted to learn more about baking and holiday cooking habits. Of course, there were many choices that were added to the list, but surprisingly, there was one that stood head and shoulders above the rest.

The top choice for holiday cookie is chocolate chip, which is also called a Tollhouse Cookie. Of course, this is not going to come as a surprise to many of us but when you consider the wide variety of Christmas cookies that are made every year, the fact that chocolate chip was so high up on the list explains just how popular they are.

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Other favorites on the list include peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, gingerbread, peanut butter blossoms, and the list goes on. You can see the full list below of the top 10 cookies, but notice the percentages. When you add them up, it is more than 100%, because some people just couldn’t make up their mind so they chose more than one cookie.

1. Chocolate Chip (40 percent)
2. Peanut Butter (26 percent)
3. Sugar (25 percent)
4. Gingerbread (21 percent)
5. Snickerdoodles (20 percent)
6. Oatmeal Raisin (20 percent)
7. Shortbread (20 percent)
8. Kiss Cookies (19 percent)
9. Snowball (17 percent)
10. Thumbprint (16 percent)

According to the survey, people are also going to be doing a considerable amount of baking, including pumpkin and apple pies. As they say, however, variety is the spice of life, so consider mixing things up and make people happy when you deliver your holiday cookies this year.