Christmas Cookie Exchange

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A Christmas Cookie Exchange is a wonderful way to get into the Holiday spirit, eat delicious food, and gather together with friends and family. For some unique and beautiful cookie inspiration, check out this round-up! Don’t forget to print out copies of the recipe to share along with the cookies.

chocolate cherry shortbread cookie

Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry Shortbread Cookies are a perfect blend of buttery and sweet. Be sure to look for the white chocolate chip, and chocolate covered versions, too! (via Closet Cooking)


Kick your old fashioned snickerdoodles up a notch with some chai spices for a cookie that people won’t be able to stop nibbling! Chai Spice Snickerdoodles will quickly become a new favorite to share. (via Jelly Toast)

chocolate peppermint biscotti

Double Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti will be a hit at any cookie exchange. Biscotti are a unique and delicious treat! (via Knead to Cook)

christmas swirl cookies

Bring festive colors to the party with these Christmas Swirl Sugar Cookies! They will be snatched up by everyone at the cookie exchange, and people will oooh and ahhh over your creativity! (via The Domestic Rebel)

date balls

These Date Balls are no-bake, impressive, and addicting! Be sure to have the recipe on hand because everyone will want to make them for their own Christmas celebrations! (via Coconuts and Cardamom)

fruitcake cookies

Everyone loves twists on traditional favorites. Fruitcake Cookies won’t disappoint! The shortbread-like cookie will give non-fruitcake fans a reason to try something new. (via The Merry Gourmet)

grasshopper bars

Chocolate and mint are a must-have combo at any cookie exchange party! Grasshopper Bars will put everyone in a Christmassy mood. (via Life’s Simple Measures)

christmas wreath krispie treats

How cute are these Corn Flake Wreaths? Simple to whip up, and you can make a lot of these to take to your cookie exchange. If you’re short on time, or just want an adorably festive treat, these wreaths will be a hit! (via Paging Supermom)

neapolitan spritz cookies

A cookie exchange isn’t the same without some sort of spritz cookie. Rose Neapolitan Spritz Cookies are unique enough to get everyone’s attention, and simple enough that you will be able to make lots to share! (via I Am Baker)


Who doesn’t love an Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookie? It brings you back to your childhood days of dipping them in your milk and savoring the sweet crunchy flavor. This is a traditional cookie that everyone will enjoy! (via Cooking Classy)

hot chocolate cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies will melt in your mouth! Don’t forget the tall glass of cold milk when you share these amazing cookies. (via Pip & Ebby)


These cookies are a tradition at Christmastime for many cultures. Whatever you call them, Pecan Meltaways will be a hit at every cookie exchange! (via Just Short of Crazy)


Take sugar cookies up a notch by adding a seasonal favorite… candy canes! Peppermint Sugar Cookies will please all your mint lovers. (via Recipe Girl)

potato chip cookies

If you’re looking for a cookie that’s totally out of the ordinary, check out these Potato Chip Cookies! They will have everyone at the cookie exchange talking! (via The Cutting Edge of Ordinary)

salted christmas toffee bark

Chocolate Saltine Toffee is additively delicious! One bite and you won’t be able to put these down! (via Averie Cooks)

soft gingerbread cookies

Soft and chewy Gingerbread Cookies are a delicious way to bring a favorite seasonal flavor to a cookie exchange. No messing around with rolling or cutting out for these gingerbreads! (via Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)


Can’t make up your mind whether you want to bring peanut butter cookies or chocolate chip to the cookie exchange? How about bringing both! Soft Baked Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies give you the right combination of the two flavors. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)

christmas bark

This Christmas Bark has all the colors you need for a festive treat! Nuts, cranberries, and chocolate combine for a yummy bark that you will be excited to share. (via Feasts and Fotos)

sweet and salty mm cookies

Salty and sweet collide in this yummy, colorful Sweet and Salty M&M Cookie. Use seasonal colored M&M’s for a festive treat! (via Six Sisters’ Stuff)

poinsettia meringues

Try your hand at these beautiful Christmas Poinsettia Meringues to share at your cookie exchange. Give each guest one meringue cookie to top off their cookie plate and they will be in awe of your creativity! (via Haniela’s)

Get together with friends and family for a cookie exchange, and let us know what your favorite cookies were!

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