Sugar Cookie could soon be Ohio’s official state cookie

It’s not Christmas without cookies for Santa.

On Thursday, Ohio lawmakers played the role of jolly Old Saint Nick by stuffing the language to designate the sugar cookie as the state’s official cookie under the branches of Senate Bill 278, considered the Christmas Tree Act because of its many amendments.

The search for an official state cookie began in 2019 with a third grade class at All Saints School in Sycamore Township, near Cincinnati. Students learned in class that unlike Massachusetts (traditional chocolate chips) and New Mexico (biscochitos), Ohio did not have an official cookie.

When discussing which cookie to recommend, the students concluded that a generic sugar cookie could represent a variety of cookies, ranging from frozen or sprinkled sugar cookies to snickerdoodles.