Tennessee’s cookie is a homemade version of their famous Moon Pie, with homemade marshmallow sandwiched between two cake-like vanilla cookies and drenched in semisweet chocolate. Recipe source: https://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how-to-make/homemade-moon-pies/
Author: Amber Sutton
South Dakota’s cookie is a mini pie version of apple kuchen, a traditional German dessert. It has a bread-like crust, tart spiced apple pie filling, and a creamy vanilla custard on top.
South Carolina’s cookie is a spicy molasses cookie stuffed with rich, creamy chocolate hazelnut spread.
Rhode Island’s cookie is a filled shortbread cookie traditionally made for the Jewish holiday of Purim, with a tangy cranberry and walnut filling in place of the traditional poppyseed.
Sand tarts are a Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch) Amish Christmas cookie. Here they are given some seasonal color and flavor with walnuts and dried cranberries.
Bob’s Red Mill’s United States of Cookies: Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Hazelnuts and Sea Salt (OR)
Oregon’s cookie is chocolate to the max: chocolate shortbread with bittersweet chocolate chunks, dipped in more bittersweet chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt and chopped hazelnuts.
Oklahoma’s cookie is a thumbprint filled with a pecan pie-like filling with mini chocolate chips.
Ohio’s cookie is a bar version of The Buckeye State’s buckeye candy: a shortbread base with a creamy peanut butter layer topped with fudgy chocolate.
North Dakota’s cookie is a simple cutout sugar cookie sandwiching tangy strawberry rhubarb jam.
North Carolina’s cookie bar has a hearty oat crust, pureed sweet potato filling, and crunchy pecan topping with the earthy sweetness of coconut sugar.