The best Cookie Exchange recipes for your Christmas cookie exchange. 'Tis the season to be jolly! The time of the year when we get into the Christmas spirit, exchange gifts and bake all kinds of delicious goodies.
If you’re looking for an excellent idea to make your celebrations even more merrier this year, why not organize a cookie exchange among your friends or family?
You will have many delectable holiday treats and recipes in no time. Here are some tantalizing Christmas cookie exchange recipes that will suit everyone's taste buds!
Easy Christmas Cookies for Cookie Exchange
Planning to host or invited to a Christmas Cookie Exchange?
You're going to need the best cookie exchange recipes to make your cookie exchange a success.
You might like to check out some of my other Christmas cookies for your cookie exchange.
Classic Christmas Cookies
Classic Christmas cookies are an essential part of the holiday season, bringing a sense of nostalgia and warmth to festive gatherings.
These cookies can take many forms, from gingerbread men and sugar cookies to snickerdoodles and shortbread, all often decorated with colorful icing, sprinkles, or sugar glaze.
The act of baking and decorating these cookies is a cherished tradition for many families, making them much more than just a tasty treat - they're a symbol of togetherness and holiday cheer.
- Cranberry Christmas Cookies
- Old Fashioned Coconut Cookies: This vintage Washboard cookie recipe is a new one I made last year for the first time. I love how easy it is to make three kinds of cookies from one cookie recipe.
- Big Soft Ginger Cookies are a traditional Christmas cookie recipe that has been around forever. These ginger cookies make a great ginger cookie crust for a holiday cheesecake.
- Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a very easy cookie exchange cookie recipe because they are made with an envelope of sugar cookie mix.
- Mexican Wedding Cookies are a favorite buttery pecan shortbread cookie recipe that is known by many names. I call them Mexican Wedding Cookies but you may know them by Italian Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Snowball Cookies or Mexican Wedding Cakes.
- Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies is a Christmas cookie recipe from my favorite cake blogger.
Christmas Blossom Cookies
Christmas Blossom cookies are a festive and delightful treat that add a pop of color to the holiday dessert table.
These cookies are typically a soft peanut butter or sugar cookie, topped with a Hershey's Kiss or other chocolate candy in the center, creating a 'blossom' effect.
The combination of the rich cookie base with the sweet, melty chocolate makes these cookies a favorite among both children and adults during the Christmas season.
- Cherry Blossom Cookies are my favorite Christmas Cookie Exchange recipe and I make them every Christmas and have been for many years.
- Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookies is topped with a Hersey's Candy Cane Kiss.
- Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Christmas Spritz Cookies
Christmas spritz cookies are a beloved holiday tradition, known for their delicate, buttery texture and festive shapes.
These cookies are made using a cookie press that extrudes the dough into various designs such as trees, stars, and wreaths, adding a decorative touch to any holiday table.
Often adorned with colored sugar or icing, spritz cookies not only taste delightful but also add a dash of Christmas cheer with their intricate and festive designs.
- Red & Green Christmas Spritz Cookies
- Gingerbread Spritz Cookies
- Almond Spritz Cookies Recipe: A classic almond flavored Christmas cookie recipe made with a cookie press.
- Mocha Spritz Cookies
- German Spice Cookies Recipe: A traditional German spice cookie recipe also called Pfeffernüsse served at Christmastime.
- German Spritz Cookies Recipe: A traditional German butter cookie recipe made with a cookie press that can be made into a candied cherry butter cookie.
- Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies Recipe: A tender Christmas Spritz cookie recipe that can be pressed into Christmas trees and decorated in many way to create a large number of different Christmas cookies with one spritz cookie recipe.
Christmas Drop Cookies
Christmas drop cookies are a traditional festive treat that adds color and sweetness to the holiday season. They are typically made from a simple cookie dough that is "dropped" onto a baking sheet by the spoonful or dough scoop, hence the name.
Often decorated with colorful sprinkles, icing, or holiday-themed shapes, these cookies bring a touch of whimsy and warmth to Christmas gatherings.
- Pillsbury Funfetti Christmas Cookies
- M&M Christmas Cookies
- Soft Frosted Christmas Cookies: A soft and pillowy sugar cookie topped with festive green, red and white buttercream frosting and decorated with holiday sprinkles.
- Italian Christmas Cookies
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- German Spice Cookies
Christmas Sandwich Cookies
Christmas sandwich cookies are a delightful addition to any holiday dessert spread. These treats typically consist of two cookies with a sweet filling in between, often flavored with festive ingredients like a fruit jam or buttercream filling.
The cookies themselves can be decorated with colorful icing or sprinkles, making them not only delicious to eat but also a joy to behold on the Christmas table.
- Christmas Sandwich Cookies Recipe: A festive bite size Christmas sandwich cookie recipe filled with a butter cream cookie filling that has been colored with gel food coloring with Christmas colors.
- Raspberry Linzer Sandwich Cookies Recipe: A traditional holiday shortbread sandwich cookie recipe filled with raspberry jam and dusted with powdered sugar.
No-Bake Cookie Exchange Recipes
No-bake Christmas cookies are a fantastic option for those who want to enjoy homemade holiday treats without the need for an oven.
These cookies can range from decadent chocolate oatmeal cookies, to sweet and tangy lemon balls, to festive rice crispy treats shaped into holiday forms.
Easy to make and often requiring just a few ingredients, no-bake Christmas cookies offer a quick and simple way to bring holiday cheer to your dessert table.
- Reindeer Christmas Cookies
- Haystack Cookies are made with Chow mien noodles and butterscotch chips.
- Cinnamon Peanut Butter Cranberry Cookies are easy no-bake peanut butter cookies with cinnamon and dried cranberries.
- Cinnamon Peanut Butter Cookies are easy no-bake old-fashioned peanut butter cookies updated.
- OREO Snowball Cookies are made by dipping OREO Cookies covered in a candy coating and then decorating them with colored coconut.
- Chocolate Dipped Christmas Oreo Cookie Pops: The kids love these easy OREO cookie pops.
Cookie Exchange Boxes
A few years ago when I hosted a cookie exchange I made these cookie exchange boxes so my cookie exchange guests could take their cookie exchange cookies home in style.
I make cute little cookie exchange party favors and attached one to each cookie exchange box with a cookie exchange thank you tag.
You can find the instructions for the cookie exchange favors and the free printables on my Christmas Cookie Exchange Thank You Gift Tags post.
You can find the instructions and free printables I used for the cookie exchange boxes on my Christmas Cookie Exchange Take Home Box Labels post.
Both of these diy cookie exchange printables are part of the free Christmas Cookie Exchange Printables pack.
Chocolate Creamy Cookie Recipe:
Not all Cookie exchange treats have to be cookies.
Non-Cookie Cookie Exchange Recipes
- Million Dollar Fudge recipe: Get wild and decorate this traditional Christmas fudge to look like gold nuggets with gold edible glitter dust.
- Gingerbread Fudge Recipe: This fun fall-flavored fudge recipe is made with gingerbread flavored marshmallows.
- Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Fudge recipe: An easy peppermint-flavored fudge made with Jell-O pudding and peppermint-flavored candies.
- Easy Holiday Fudge recipe: This easy holiday fudge recipe starts with a box of Carnation Fudge Mix. Then the squares of fudge have been dipped in melted chocolate and decorated for the holiday season.
- Red Velvet Fudge recipe: This amazing fudge flavor is made with red velvet flavored marshmallows.
- Chocolate-Dried Fruit Nut Clusters: This Christmas candy recipe is so easy to make because you melt the chocolate in the crock pot. Crock Pot Chocolate Nut Clusters are a very easy cookie exchange recipe to make.
- White Chocolate Dried Fruit Clusters: Crock Pot White Fruit and Nut Clusters are great paired with the Chocolate Nut Clusters.
Christmas Bark Recipes
- Blue and White Christmas Bark recipe: This beautiful Blue and White Christmas Bark recipe is perfect for gift giving during the winter holiday gift-giving season.
- Pistachio Cranberry Bark recipe: Crunchy pistachio nuts, sweet dried cranberries, and white chocolate is a delicious change from the standard holiday bark recipes.
- Easy Christmas Peppermint Bark recipe: This white chocolate bark recipe is decorated with drizzled red and white melted candy and red and green M&M's.
- Easy Peppermint Bark recipe: This easy holiday bark recipe only has 4 ingredients!
- Nestle Jingle Holiday Bark recipe: Nestles Jingle Holiday Candy makes this one of the easiest Christmas Bark recipes to make.
In the spirit of the holiday season, gather a group of your loved ones and let yourself feel the joy that comes with a good ole' fashioned cookie exchange.
Plus, you can try out all kinds of delicious cookie recipes, like the ones we mentioned above! With these recipes up your sleeve, you'll sure be able to whip up some sweet and savory treats for everyone to enjoy.
So why not give it a try? Have fun creating your own unique festive snacks that will surely put a smile on everybody's face.
To make sure Christmas celebration is complete this year, let's all guarantee lots of fun-filled moments and yummy treats--all in one big delicious package!
Be sure to try at least one of these amazing Christmas cookie exchange recipes and let us know how it turned out.
We wish you nothing but happiness this festive season!
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- How to Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange: I share all the tips and tricks to plan a beautiful cookie exchange. I’ve been hosting cookie exchanges for over 20 years!
- DIY Christmas Cookie Exchange Thank You Gift: Here I show you how I make cute cookie exchange party favors for all of my cookie exchange guests to take home with them.
- DIY Christmas Cookie Exchange Take Home Box: Step by step instructions with photos on how I made cute cookies exchange take-home boxes so my guests could take their Christmas cookie exchange cookies home in style.
- Christmas Cookie Exchange Take Home Cookie Bags: I’ll show you how you can make easy cookie exchange treat bags for everyone to package up the cookie exchange cookies to take home.
- Christmas Cookie Exchange Invitations: Print the free printable cookie exchange invitations here.
- Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipe Cards: You can print out these cookie exchange recipe cards for your guests to write their cookie exchange recipes on to share with the party. Or the cookie exchange hostess can write her Christmas cookie exchange recipe for everyone to take home a copy. Or attach it to the cookie exchange take-home boxes with a piece of ribbon with the cookie exchange thank you gift.
- Christmas Cookie Exchange Banner: Deck the walls with this cookie exchange banner.
- Christmas Cookie Exchange Sign: Print out and frame this cute Christmas cookie exchange sign to hang on the wall or to set out on the cookie exchange treat table.