What Your Favorite Holiday Cookie Says About You

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Arguably one of the best parts of the holiday season is the excuse to bake cookies. All are delicious, but most people have a favorite they gravitate toward. As you prep your ovens in anticipation of National Cookie Exchange Day (Dec. 22), CircleAround decided to make a guess at your personality based on which cookie you crave during the holidays. You tell us — did we get it right?

1Spritz Cookies

You love finding little ways to enjoy life even if you’re on a busy schedule. Tradition is important to you, whether it’s passing down tokens from your family’s ancestry or forming new ones with friends you’ve just met. You know life doesn’t have to be complicated to be interesting, and what’s old can be new again with a few creative touches. You like your coffee the same way it’s always been, but picking up a peppermint mocha or two during the holiday season gives you an extra boost of cheer.

2Gingerbread Cookies

You savor the moment like you savor every bite of a gingerbread cookie, because these cookies only come around one time a year (no one is baking gingerbread in July …). You are active in your neighborhood, helping out whenever you can to build something strong in your community. You’d rather go out with friends and family than stay in and cook, but if you’re going to stay in, you’re going to live it up just as much with a fantastic cheeseboard and some homemade cocktails.

3Peanut Butter Blossoms

You’re probably the social butterfly of your group who loves getting together with friends and always knows how to have a good time. You’re also really good at picking out presents for your loved ones and knowing how to make them feel good the way peanut butter and chocolate makes everyone feel good.

4Frosted Sugar Cookies

You’ll go the extra mile to make sure everything is exactly as it should be. No detail is spared under your watch, and you like things to be a particular way. Maybe it’s about control, but maybe it’s more about making other people happy — especially with your creativity. You want things to feel as good as they look, and you want to fill the world with beautiful things like the intricate details of frosted sugar cookies.

5White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Nut

Your flair for taste is one of a kind, both literally and figuratively. You have a knack for getting people together from all different backgrounds, knowing that once they meet they will have a blast together. You have many life experiences that have given you a flavorful palate, and friends come to you for recommendations on new restaurants or advice on how to wear the latest fashion trend.

6Crinkle Cookies

You’re all about the hygge, opting for a quiet night in with a good book or a Netflix binge over a raging party. A cup of warm tea is always in your hand, and your favorite thing to do in winter is watch the snow fall outside your window. You definitely have a basket (or two) of cozy blankets in the corner of your living room, and you’re frequently seen scoping out the candle section of TJ Maxx.


Your life is always exciting and new, whether it’s spicing up an old routine with a new playlist or hiking through the Andes mountains in Peru. Friends adore your vivaciousness and know you’re always down for an adventure, bringing a positive attitude wherever you go. You’re also incredibly reliable and understand boundaries well, but it doesn’t get you down. Everyone is on their own path, including you, so carpe diem!

8Thumbprint Cookies

Enjoying the simple things in life are what makes you so carefree and happy. Why complicate things when you can just be satisfied with where you are and what you’re doing? Like thumbprint cookies, you’re able to make the most out of a little, and your consistency makes you a truly loyal friend.

9Italian Christmas Cookies

Family is one of the most central parts of your life, and you make everyone feel special all year long. When someone is sick, you bring them soup. When someone is grieving, you’re the shoulder to cry on. Whether it’s baking together, working together, or just having a few friends over for wine and gossip, you love being around others and the consideration you put into making them feel loved is massive. 

10Melted Snowman Cookies

You know how to make life look easy even when things are tough. You’re super resourceful, often found in an art workshop, or putting together IKEA furniture without complaint. No project is too big, especially if it makes someone else happy. But you also make time for you and aren’t afraid to luxuriate with a nice bath or a weekend away on your own. You’ve figured out a great work-life balance, and others admire you for it.

Tags: Chocolate, Christmas, dessert, holiday baking, holiday season

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Katka Lapelosová

Katka is a writer from New York City, currently living in Belgrade, Serbia. See Full Bio

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