What Your Favorite Christmas Cookie Says About You, Because Yes, Your Choice of Baked Goods Means Everything

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Last Christmas (*I gave you my hearrrrrt*—ah, sorry, had to) I was working for a bakery, which happens to be the only one in my bustling and dessert-loving town. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I learned a few things about myself and my community. The most important among these was that, deep down inside, we are all Cookie Monster. It helped that this bakery pretty much baked every Christmas cookie under the sun and that we had a very steadfast and dedicated (if not occasionally awkward) delivery girl (hint: me). Those three weeks in December were some of the busiest of the entire year. We didn't even have counters anymore. We just had rows and rows of cookie trays getting prepped or flipped or eaten by rogue employees (hint: me again), and lines of customers that would sometimes quite literally go out the door (a door that literally blew off its hinges at one point during a holiday rush, that's how serious this town's cookie-lust was).

It's not hard to understand the appeal of hitting up a bakery around the holidays: As easy as it is to make your own cookies at home, there is something undeniably comforting about having someone else take care of the hard part for you, especially when it gives you a much wider variety of cookie to choose from. As a result of my experiences during the holiday bakery frenzy, I feel pretty confident about being able to analyze people based on their favorite cookies. We've already presented you with with which Christmas cookies our favorite celebrities would be, but what about you, the unsung heroes of cookie-eating? Here is what your favorite cookie says about you:

Gingerbread Cookies

YOU LOVE CHRISTMAS AND YOU DON'T CARE WHO KNOWS IT. What you especially love about the holidays is spending time with friends and family. You tend to be the happiest when you're surrounded by other people. You most likely work in a creative field, or have many creative outlets.

Sugar Cookies

You are known for your kindness and willingness to share (especially when it comes to food). You enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and know not to take anything for granted. You value being comfortable over dressing up for other people's sake, and your dream Friday night includes a fireplace and a holiday Netflix movie.

Linzer Tarts

If you're not British, then you really wish you were. You are inherently patient and value hard work, and your love of rainy days and tea is a cliché that you happily live up to. You tend to be organized, but your feathers rarely get ruffled if you're thrown into chaos.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

You're basically the Ke$ha of every Christmas party, cuz the party don't start 'til you walk in. You're the kind of person who bounces back and forth between friend groups and works the room at parties. You have a lot of ambition, which works out well because you also have seemingly boundless energy.

Almond Biscotti

I'm not calling you a hipster (because you don't like labels). You're the quiet one in your friend group, but also tend to be the one who takes the most risks. You're an all or nothing kind of person, both in love and in dessert. You rarely have trouble with indecision because you are in tune with your feelings and have very clear goals.

Peppermint Bark Cookies

You are the most trustworthy among your friends and top notch at keeping a secret. You have the kind of openness that people never feel embarrassed about telling you their problems, and you strive to give sound advice. You forgive quickly and laugh easily, although it is sometimes hard for people to tell what you're thinking.

Pfeffernüsse

You are a traditionalist, and tend to be the one who rallies your friend group or family together by making all of the plans. You are confident in yourself and play cheerleader to everyone around you. You are probably the oldest among your siblings (and even if you aren't, you act like it), and mastered the art of sarcasm somewhere around your second word.

White-Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

You are bold and unafraid to mix things up, and you don't much care about what people think of you if you aren't close to them. You are occasionally loud, but it's only because you're passionate. You may have relatively few friends, but the ones you do have you love fiercely.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

You will never stop believing in Santa, just a little, at least for fun. You are most at ease when surrounded by all things familiar, and you know the words to pretty much every Christmas carol in existence. You have a very vivid imagination and a big heart, and you're basically the Peter Pan of your friend group. You don't always have a plan for your life but you don't sweat it, because you're around people who matter to you most.

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