It’s Christmas cookie time and the baking has begun! Are you looking for a cookie recipe to impress your friends and family? My Christmas Cookie Exchange collection has delicious cookie recipes that will be sure-fire hits!
Cookie exchanges are so much fun. It’s a fantastic way to try out new cookie recipes and show off your baking skills. Spend a day baking and then divvy up the cookies in a decorative tin or box for gift-giving. Don’t forget to include the recipe! In return, you receive dozens of cookies to enjoy and your Christmas baking is complete.
Make sure to clear out some room in your freezer so you can store the cookies to last throughout the coming weeks.
It’s been years since I’ve participated in a Christmas cookie exchange and I’m looking forward to getting back into the tradition with my local friends and family. I enjoy baking and sharing recipes and it always is so nice to hear how much people loved your recipe.
Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes
It's Christmas cookie time and the baking has begun! Are you looking for a cookie recipe to impress your friends and family? My Christmas Cookie Exchange collection has delicious cookie recipes that will be sure-fire hits!
A classic jam-filled cookie that practically melts in your mouth!
Brown Sugar Cookies
Try something different this holiday season with this easy recipe! These cookies went fast at my house.
Cream Cheese Cookies
If you love shortbread cookies, you need to try this recipe. Each bite will melt in your mouth.
Whipped Shortbread Cookies
These delightful holiday cookies will melt in your mouth. They are light, buttery and SO easy to make.
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
These chocolate thumbprint cookies are perfect for the holidays! A delicious shortbread treat that is easy to make with the kids and a hit with everyone!
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
Sweet and chewy, these candy cane kiss cookies (or Christmas blossoms as we call them in our house) are a holiday favorite! A rich chocolate dough is made from scratch, then baked, and topped with a Hershey’s peppermint kiss.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
These Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies bake up soft, thick and taste just like hot chocolate. The tops are frosted with dark chocolate and then topped with crushed candy canes. These cookies are perfect to enjoy all season long!
Easy Traditional Kolachky Cookies
These Easy Traditional Kolachky Cookies Recipe for Christmas have a melt in your mouth cookie base and are topped with sweet preserves.
Chewy ginger molasses cookies
The ultimate chewy ginger molasses cookies that are crispy and cracked on the outside with a chewy inside.
Cherry Christmas Cookies
These Cherry Christmas Cookies are one of our most popular and come from a long line of cookie lovers!
Classic Buttery Spritz Cookies
Tender, buttery Spritz Cookies are so fun to make and come in the prettiest shapes! Dip them in glaze or sprinkle them before baking for a festive, easy cookie!
Fudge Dipped Pecan Crescent Cookies
Buttery cookies with bits of pecans are shaped into crescents and dipped in a chocolate coating for a perfect combination. These cookies have been favorites in our family for generations!
Orange Pomegranate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These pomegranate oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are flavored with orange zest and extract to make the perfect winter themed cookie. A great addition to your holiday baking!
Christmas Crinkle Cookies
Whip up the perfect Christmas crinkle cookies for your family and friends in a snap with this easy recipe!
Christmas Confetti Sugar Cookies
Homemade soft and chewy sugar cookies made with festive sprinkles!
Christmas Brownie Cookies
This easy Brownie Cookies Recipe is just the Christmas Cookie recipe to make for the busy holiday season. They cost just $4.75 to make and 15¢ per cookie.
Gingerbread Yule Log Cookies
Featured in Taste of Home's "Ultimate Cookie Swap" , this soft gingerbread cookie is a delicious combination of gingerbread, Nutella and lime (and no molasses) all rolled up in a festive yule log cookie!
Gingerbread Eggnog Sandwich Cookies
These soft sandwich cookies have all the flavors of the season! You’ll love the subtle spice in the gingerbread sugar cookies with the eggnog buttercream filling.
Easy Buttery Shortbread Cookies
This easy cookie recipe is perfect for kids to make on their own. Decorate and shape them however you’d like.
Perfect Crunchy & Chewy Ginger Snaps Cookie Recipe
Nothing says Christmas like warming spices! These large batch ginger snap cookies are perfect for this year’s cookie exchange.
Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies
Gingerbread crinkle cookies are a must-try during the holidays. They are chewy, full of ginger flavor and coated in sugar with exposed cookie cracks.
Christmas Pinwheel Cookies
Beautiful to the eyes! Delightful to the palate! Easy to make! Perfect for the season! What are you waiting for? Let’s make this show stopper Christmas pinwheel Cookies everyone loves.
Christmas Decorated Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
Make these adorable Christmas Decorated Sugar Cookies using simple ingredients and a Wilton cookie cutter. Use a simple roll out sugar cookie and royal icing.
Cinnamon Star Cookies
Crisp melt in the mouth cinnamon cookies with a delicious crunchy meringue icing. These cinnamon star cookies are perfect for Christmas.
Peppermint Meltaway Cookies
Soft and buttery Peppermint Meltaway Cookies are topped with a delicious light icing and trimmed with candy cane sprinkles. The perfect melt in your mouth holiday cookie!
Easy Christmas Butter Cookies
These easy Christmas butter cookies are perfect for the holiday season! Ready in only 20 minutes and made with 6 ingredients! Dipped in chocolate and decorated with Christmas sprinkles!
These lacy florentine cookies are rich and buttery. They are easy to mold into dessert cups or cigars while they are still warm.
German Christmas Cookies: Lebkuchen
Authentic recipe of the most popular German cookies: spicy, soft and incredibly flavorful. Give them as gifts to your family and friends! Spice mix recipe provided.
Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
A simple sugar cookie dough that’s made in three colors then twisted into a pretty candy cane shape. You can't have Christmas without candy canes, so why not try this recipe!
Sherry Compton says
I knew before I ever opened the collection I was in trouble. The cooler weather and holiday spirit just calls for baking. Cookies are great to give…and eat. While chocolate chip are my favorite, and eating the dough is a pleasure, I love trying new recipes.
Catherine Wooster says
I love old-fashioned sugar cookies,but wish I could find a simpler recipe
Debbie Welchert says
I love cookie exchanges. It’s so nice to try out everyone else’s favorite recipes. My favortie recipe is for a shortbread cut out cookie with lots of frosting on them.
kathy downey says
Will have to make some short bread cookies craving them now
Bailey Dexter Parr says
I love making Peanut Butter Church windows! Always a hit!
Kara Lauren says
Those cookies look so good!
I’m doing my baking this weekend, I’m sure to try a few of these recipes. They all sound (and look) delicious.
heidi c. says
I usually make chocolate snowballs.
Oooo so many cookies! We generally make short bread cookies
Natalie Brown says
I love Christmas cookies! Yummy! My favorite to make for an exchange are Mexican Wedding Cookies or Corn Flake Wreaths. They were my mother’s favorites too. Thanks for the additional recipes!