Holidays are often times synonymous with cookies and in Winston-Salem, North Carolina there’s no exception. A longtime holiday tradition, the Moravian cookie is considered to be the holiday staple of this North Carolina town. Rightfully so since it is are the epicenter for the Moravian cookie, baking more than a million pounds of dough each year! Some hardcore culinarians might say that making the Moravian cookie is one of Salem’s greatest accomplishments, garnering worldwide fame and affection (Oprah has named them among “her favorites”.) We think Winston-Salem is famous for a lot. It’s also the home of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. We visited the Moravian Cookie Trail earlier this year. and were so impressed on how these cookies were made. Historic Old Salem is beautiful during the holidays. In North Carolina, you will always find a holiday gift basket with Moravian Cookies in them. It’s one of the state’s biggest sellers. Check out my holiday foodie gift ideas for North Carolina products. Or you can whip up your own cookies at home.