New Mexico: Biscochitos
The official state cookie of New Mexico is the biscochito, a shortbread cookie containing flavors of anise, cinnamon, and sugar. They’re popular during the winter holidays and at celebrations of all kinds.
New York: Cheesecake
North Carolina: Moravian cookies
Razor-thin Moravian cookies are currently under consideration to become North Carolina’s official state cookie. Flavored with ginger, mace, nutmeg, and cloves, Moravian cookies are difficult to make since they’re so thin, but they’re a common treat in North Carolina. As of May 2019, the bill to make the cookie official had passed the House, 115-0.
North Dakota: Krumkake
Named after the nut that grows on a buckeye tree and referred to as “everyone’s favorite Ohio treat,” buckeyes are peanut butter fudge that’s dipped in just enough chocolate to allow an “eye” of peanut butter to show through. There’s even a 31-stop Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail that marks the candy shops carrying the state favorite.
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Oklahoma: Pecan pie
Oregon: Marionberry pie
The marionberry was developed at Oregon State University in 1945 by combining two different types of blackberries and naming the result after the state’s Marion County. Now, the fruit is harvested in the summer and found in everything from pies to ice cream.
Pennsylvania: Shoofly pie
Rhode Island: Doughboys
South Carolina: Buttermilk pie
Buttermilk is a staple in the South, where it’s used in making everything from biscuits to fried chicken. It only makes sense that South Carolina homes and restaurants would celebrate buttermilk pie, a custard-like pie using simple ingredients found in home pantries.
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