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It’s cookie exchange time! Holiday parties have filled my calendar, including a cookie exchange or two. Here are my BEST cookie exchange recipes if you need some inspiration!

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Cookie Exchange Recipes

Packaging up loads of sweet treats is part of our holiday routine. Bill and Katie deliver all the goodies to our friends and neighbors. Along with an array of cookies, I make fudge, toffee and peppermint bark. I’d be in deep trouble if I skipped any of the regulars!

I’ve linked up my best cookie exchange recipes for you. I’m down to only one cookie swapping party per year, but I never like to make the same selection twice. I’ve included many of the sweets I make for the holidays plus some winners from past parties. I hope you find some inspiration for your cookie exchange, hostess or holiday gifts!

Butterscotch Cookies stacked on a white plate
Butterscotch Cookies – Simple chewy cookies flavored with butter and brown sugar will become family favorites!

Cranberry, White Chocolate Cookies with Crystallized Ginger on a square white plate
Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystalized Ginger Cookies -the “snap,” the flavor, the add-ins all make these one of my favorite holiday cookies!

Chewy Gingersnaps on a white plate with cinnamon sticks
Chewy Gingersnaps – these and my English toffee recipe are the top two favorites according to my friends and neighbors who get holiday goodies each year!

Turtle Thumbprint Cookies on a white plate
Turtle Thumbprints -all the yummy flavors of a turtle candy in a fun thumbprint cookie!

Caramel Biscoff Blossoms lined up on a white tray
Caramel Biscoff Blossoms – a twist on peanut blossoms using cookie butter spread instead of peanut butter and a dab of caramel

Stained Glass Cookies | Adding a little crushed candy to your sugar cookies makes for a fabulous holiday cookie!
Stained Glass Cookies – these beauties are easier than they look!

Holiday Truffle Cookies with seasonal M&M's on a stack of white plates
Holiday Truffle Cookies – chocolate is always appropriate for Christmas!

Star of Bethlehem Cookies on a red and white holiday tray
Star of Bethlehem Cookies – a twist on Peanut Blossoms for the holidays with chocolate star added to a peanut butter cookie instead of a chocolate kiss.

Triple Ginger Snaps on a square white plate with cinnamon sticks
Triple Gingersnaps -for an extra boost of ginger flavor, these gingersnaps have fresh, dried and crystallized ginger!!!


I hope I’ve inspired you with some of my best cookie exchange recipes! Happy holidays and happy baking!!!

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Best Cookie Exchange Recipes | Cookies I bake every year for the holidays! Each one is a winner!!! @lizzydo


Holiday Gifts for the Foodies in Your Life

A few items I have in my kitchen that you might like to put on your Christmas wish list!

Silicone Oven Mitts
Women’s pink Silicone Oven Mitts to help fight breast cancer.
GODIVA gift boxes (7)
Godiva Chocolatier Classic Chocolate Gift Box
Rose Levy Beranbaum's Rose's Perfect Pie Plate with Recipe Booklet
Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Rose’s Perfect Pie Plate with Recipe Booklet
OXO liquid measuring beakers
OXO Liquid Measuring Beakers
Twelve Days Of Chocolate Lovers Christmas Dish Towel - 18" x 26"
Le Creuset Mini Crocottes
Le Creuset Set of 4 Mini Cocottes, Cherry
Green Bean Delivery
How about an organic home delivery service as a delicious?  Green BEAN Delivery is a local food hub (Indianapolis) that offers more than 1,500 organic produce and natural groceries (grown and produced locally whenever possible). Purchase gift cards HERE.

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16 comments on “Best Cookie Exchange Recipes”

  1. Liz, I love how you have such wonderful traditions like this. I wish our French neighbours could do the same but will just have to make a few of these and exchange them with the family! What a tempting round-up and inspiration indeed! Enjoy a week filled with festive preparations.

  2. They all make me want to get in the kitchen and start baking!

  3. Yes, please. is delivery available?

  4. I want to be at a cookie exchange with you Liz! What an amazing round up! The butterscotch and ginger cookies seem to be calling my name!

  5. I could snarf down a couple (or three) of those truffle cookies right now:@)

  6. So many great ideas. I’d love to be on your list too.

  7. One of each, please. Oh who am I kidding? I want them all! Hope you had an awesome holiday, Liz!

  8. I want one of every cookie! I love this roundup, and I love those beaker measuring cups. One of my favorite kitchen tools!

  9. Very nice collection Liz, happy holidays.

  10. Another great list, I am off to the kitchen to start baking!

  11. I would love to be part of a cookie exchange with you, you make the best cookies!

  12. Yum, YUM! I can see why each of these would be cookie exchange favorites!

  13. There is a cookie for everyone’s tastebuds here and love your wishlist!

  14. Lizzy,
    I want to add so many new cookies to my list but I already make more than 15 varieties. I’ll nix some that people have gotten tired of and add some of yours.

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