Your Favorite Christmas Cookie, According to Your Zodiac Sign
The recipe for your holiday confection is written in the stars.
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Cookies you can’t pass up
The true meaning of Christmas is bigger than trimming the tree, upstaging the neighbors with outdoor Christmas decorations, and hunting down the hottest Christmas toys—no matter what those Black Friday commercials try to tell you. And yet part of what makes the holiday so wonderful are the Christmas traditions involved, including baking a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies (or just eating everyone else’s homemade delights).
The question isn’t whether you’ll indulge in some holiday sweets. It’s how to choose among all the cookies clamoring for your attention. Sugar-sprinkled stars, decked-out gingerbread men, and peanut butter blossoms beckon for a tiny kiss under the mistletoe. But there’s a way to navigate the Christmas cookie quandary: Pick the holiday confection that aligns with your zodiac sign.
Just as you can discover your favorite fall cookie according to your zodiac sign and your favorite candy based on your zodiac sign, your ideal Christmas cookie can be found in the stars. We reached out to an astrology expert, who told us that each sign has its own preferences for flavors, sweetness, and ingredients. The stars can also guide you to the best way to celebrate the holidays for your zodiac sign, decorate according to the zodiac, and shop for zodiac-related gifts. But first, read about the Christmas cookie you’ll find sweet enough to steal from Santa.
Aries (March 21–April 19): Pfeffernusse
Daring Aries, whose signature flavor is black licorice, will enjoy the spicy and bold German pfeffernuss cookie, according to professional psychic and astrologer Stina Garbis. The chewy molasses and anise cookie is brimming with seasonal spices—think cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and even pepper. Rams’ zodiac sign element is fire, so warm and spicy are on their holiday menu. Garbis envisions Aries donned in a cranberry sweater, warming up by the fire with a pfeffernuss and a hot toddy.
Taurus (April 20–May 20): Chocolate chip cookies
Taurus, the most sensual sign of the zodiac and a homebody, would use a mixture of fine chocolates and nuts to make the most decadent chocolate chip cookies, according to Garbis. “Nuts represent the earthy nature and flavor of this Earth sign. Plus, they add depth and crunch, which Taurus likes,” she says, noting that bulls would enjoy their cookie with red wine while wearing a luxurious robe or smoking jacket in a rich, jewel tone. Discover more about yourself by learning the best dog breed for your zodiac sign.
Gemini (May 21–June 20): Peanut butter blossoms
With a dual nature and sweet tooth, Geminis crave cookies that combine more than one indulgence. “Peanut butter blossoms, with the Hershey kiss in the center, fit the bill for Gemini,” says Garbis. Gift the Gemini in your life a plate of homemade peanut butter blossoms, along with the best book for this zodiac sign.
Cancer (June 21–July 22): Whoopie pies
Cancers are soft and overly sweet, reminding you of your childhood. Their ideal cookie? The whoopie pie, according to Garbis. With its buttercream and marshmallow filling and soft cake rounds, the handheld sweet could be considered a cake. Garbis sees crabs curling up with a warm blanket and Christmas crafts, enjoying eggnog with their whoopie pies.
Leo (July 23–August 22): Gingerbread cookies
Leos love taking center stage, and a well-decorated gingerbread man could help them do just that. The showy cookies remind lions of how special they are, according to Garbis, who sees Leos making batches of cookies and handing them out to all of their friends. Alternately, compile some gingerbread house ideas then go big and bold with an edible abode.
Virgo (August 23–September 22): Danish butter cookies
Virgo is organized, and so are their cookies. “A tin of assorted Danish butter cookies, given as a gift, satisfies their orderly nature while they express their love,” says Garbis. Virgos are health conscious, so they would choose a tin without preservatives or colors.
Libra (September 23–October 22): Lace cookies with chocolate filling
Libra’s go-to cookie is just as lovely, sweet, and delicate as them. Lace cookies balanced with chocolate filling showcase this zodiac sign’s beautiful and harmonious nature, says Garbis.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21): Molasses cookies
One of the most intelligent zodiac signs, the deep, intense Scorpio knows to reach for a comforting cookie. “Scorpios need a dark cookie that they can drown their sorrows in,'” says Garbis, who recommends a molasses cookie. Pair it with a brandy-based drink for the perfect holiday combo.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21): Snickerdoodles
With their bright, fun, and friendly attitudes, Sagittarians delight in a holiday favorite that brings cheer even when you say its name: snickerdoodle. Optimistic and spontaneous centaurs are fun holiday guests, Garbis says, and may want to wash down their cookies with a peppermint mocha. For more astrology fun, check out the ideal best friend for every zodiac sign.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19): Oatmeal raisin cookies
Earthy Capricorns love Christmas traditions, like biting into a deliciously old-fashioned cookie. Garbis sees the goat delighting in oatmeal raisin cookies made from a family recipe (and accompanied by a cold glass of milk).
Aquarius (January 20–February 18): Chocolate and orange cookies
Aquarius is always unique and interesting. “The curious tang of a chocolate-and-orange cookie is right up their alley,” says Garbis. “They would pair it with a trendy turmeric drink or kombucha.” Looking for more dessert inspiration? Find the best Christmas cookie from every state.
Pisces: (February 19–March 20): Sugar cookies
Pisces is sweet and sensitive and likes to reminisce. “Holiday sugar cookies, in fun shapes like snowmen and Santa, would make them very happy,” says Garbis. “But then they would feel bad about eating the poor snowman’s head and guilty for destroying such a cute work of art.” Keep learning how the stars can shape your life by learning the best hobby for your zodiac sign.
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- Stina Garbis, professional psychic and astrologer