Here’s your perfect holiday cookie based on your zodiac sign

Sag season calls for some thumbprint cookies. (Illustration by Manuela Lopez Restrepo/The Diamondback)

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting through your house. Whether you’re baking for someone else or eating all the goods yourself, taking to the kitchen is a great way to get in the holiday spirit and escape the reality of 2020.

If you’re unsure of what to bake, look to the stars! Each zodiac sign craves something different. Here’s what holiday cookie you should bake based on your horoscope.

Aries: Buckeye balls

Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. And because Aries are energetic, ambitious and always on the go, fueling up with peanut butter is the perfect way to keep going during the holidays. This is an easy dessert for a fire sign to make before they run out the door. 

Taurus: Chocolate chip

A classic chocolate chip cookie is great any time of the year. Tauruses are grounded and enjoy being in the kitchen. Their loyalty and dislike for sudden change means a classic cookie fits this earth sign perfectly. Swap out chocolate chips for red and green or blue and white M&M’s for extra holiday flare.

Gemini: Oatmeal raisin

Geminis are smart and enjoy stimulating conversion. For some reason, an oatmeal raisin cookie just screams intellectual to me. These air signs are gentle, and a soft oatmeal cookie would fit nicely into a Gemini’s holiday baking.  

Cancer: Snickerdoodle

Soft and cinnamon-y, I think snickerdoodles are an underrated cookie. Cancer signs are caring and sensitive, with a love for the comfort of their own homes. And there’s nothing more comforting than a simple yet delicious snickerdoodle. Plus, the smell of cinnamon while baking is incomparable.

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Leo: Sugar cookies with icing

As the life of the party, Leos love to entertain. Sugar cookies are the perfect canvases for a virtual holiday decorating party. Fun and outgoing, this is right up a Leo’s alley. Who doesn’t love a good sugar cookie decorated in festive icing? 

Virgo: Peppermint meringues

Virgos are perfectionists who love paying attention to details, and a meringue is a hard dessert to pull off. Meringues are crunchy and melt in your mouth — and the white color looks festive, too! It would take an analytical Virgo mind to create these master baker treats.

Libra: Linzer tarts

Ruled by the planet Venus, Libras love beauty and balance. While Linzer tart cookies require a little bit more work than your average cookie, they are well worth the effort. Any Libra would love the decorative process of making cutout cookies, which reveal a little jam in between layers.

Scorpio: Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a classic Christmas cookie. The ginger has a sweet kick to it — just like Scorpios. Passionate and spicy, Scorpios need a treat to match their fiery energy. You could make gingerbread people, gingersnaps, soft ginger cookies … the options are endless.

Sagittarius: Thumbprint cookies

December is Sagittarius season, so this sign naturally loves the holidays. As a fire sign, Sagittarians are energetic and curious. Thumbprint cookies are fun and versatile as you can experiment with different fillings. These cookies are perfect for a festive baking session.

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Capricorn: Peanut butter blossoms

Growing up, I remember having these at every one of my family’s Christmas parties. As earth signs, Capricorns are grounded and enjoy tradition. A staple Christmas cookie like a peanut butter blossom will make any Capricorn happy. A Hershey’s Kiss in the middle of a peanut butter cookie sounds like a homey hug to me.

Aquarius: Christmas bliss balls

As an air sign, Aquarians are independent and original. They are usually progressive and would definitely bring a healthy cookie alternative to a Christmas party. Bliss balls are made from more natural ingredients, usually dates, oats and nuts, which are then covered in coconut. These are a yummy, refreshing change from your average Christmas cookie.

Pisces: Chocolate crinkles

As a water sign, Pisces people are compassionate and artistic. This sign is romantic and would love an indulgent chocolate treat. Chocolate crinkles have a fun, delicate pattern on top that any Pisces would swoon over. 

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