It’s cookie exchange time! Holiday parties typically fill my December calendar, including a cookie exchange or two. I’m sharing my BEST cookie exchange recipes today! But they’re also great for hostess and holiday gifts.
These are tried and true and some of the Best Christmas Cookies you’ll ever make. Each recipe will guide you through how to make some of my favorite Holiday Cookies Recipes.
Cookie Exchange Recipes
Packaging loads of sweet treats is part of our holiday tradition. Bill and Katie deliver all the goodies to our neighbor friends and even a few who have moved out of the hood. 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! Many of these were brought to holiday cookie exchanges!
I’ve linked 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 next cookie exchange or for hostess or holiday gifts!
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!
Stained Glass Cookies – these beauties are easier than they look!
Holiday Truffle Cookies – chocolate is always appropriate for Christmas!
Triple Gingersnaps -for an extra boost of ginger flavor, these gingersnaps have fresh, dried, and crystallized ginger!!!
More of the Best Christmas Cookie Recipes
- 75+ Christmas Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
- Sugar Cookie Christmas Wreaths from I Am Baker
- 25 of the Best Christmas Cookies from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen
- Buttery Spritz Recipe from Life Love and Sugar
- Amish Sugar Cookies
- Italian Ricotta Cookies
- How to Make Rosettes
- Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Cranberry Cream Cheese Bars
- Toffee Cookies with Walnuts
- Candy Cane Blossoms
- Poinsettia Cookies
- Chocolate Earthquake Cookies
- Plus How to Host a Cookie Exchange
- More of the Best Cookie Recipes
- More of the Best Holiday Recipes
Helpful Tools for Making Holiday Cookies:
- KitchenAid 9-Speed Hand Mixer (affiliate links)
- KitchenAid 5-Qt. Artisan with Glass Bowl
- Half Sheet Pan, 13″x18″
- Parchment Paper Baking Sheets
- Medium Cookie Scoop
- Measuring Cups and Spoons, Set of 8
- Pure Vanilla Extract
Don’t Forget to Subscribe!
Have you subscribed to my weekly newsletter? You’ll get the latest blog recipes plus some seasonal favorites delivered to your inbox every Saturday morning! And as a bonus, you’ll receive a series of 5 Tips & Recipes for Leveling Up Your Desserts! Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time!!
SUBSCRIBE HERE—> https://bit.ly/3tLQIcL
This post was first shared in November 2015. Photos and content were updated in 2020.