This Is the Most Hated Holiday Cookie, Survey Says

Don't be surprised when these unpopular treats go untouched.

The holidays are officially upon us, meaning folks around the world are getting ready for gatherings, gifts, and goodies. According to a new survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Bob's Red Mill, 60 percent of respondents were so passionate about seasonal fare they admitted they'd "throw a fit" if their favorite holiday food wasn't available at their holiday get-together. However, when it comes to holiday desserts, there's one in particular most respondents would be glad not to see as part of the spread. If you're wondering if your menu will pass muster, read on for a ranking of common treats, all the way down to the one that survey respondents dubbed the worst holiday cookie. And if you want to make sure the rest of your holiday snacks fare better, This Is the Most Hated Holiday Drink, Survey Says.

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Chocolate chip

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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 40 percent

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Peanut butter

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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 26 percent

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Sugar

sugar cookies on wooden table
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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 25 percent

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Gingerbread

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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 21 percent

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Snickerdoodles

snickerdoodle cookies on wooden cutting board
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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 20 percent

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Oatmeal raisin

oatmeal raisin cookies in green bowl
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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 20 percent

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Shortbread

shortbread cookies on linen napkin
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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 20 percent

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Kiss cookies

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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 19 percent

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Snowball

snowball cookies in white bowl on table
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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 17 percent

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Thumbprint

thumbprint cookies with marmalade
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Respondents who said it's their favorite: 16 percent

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