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20 Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes

This list of the 20 Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes includes all of our favorite cookie recipes! Hosting or attending a cookie exchange is so much fun to do during the christmas season.

While people generally lean towards gingerbread cookies, candy canes and linzer cookies this list of 20 recipes brings you easy recipes that are sure to be a hit among your friends!

christmas cookie exchange recipes

Hosting a cookie exchange is a fun activity to include during the busy holiday season and one that is easy to do. Here are a few tips to help run your cookie exchange smoothly:

  • Decide how many cookies each people will make! For example, you have 10 friends participating in the cookie exchange have them each make 10 dozen of their cookie. This will ensure that there are enough cookies for everyone to get some of each.
  • Figure out how you will have people bring their cookies. A great way to do this is to have people pre package their cookies in 1 dozen bags (or whatever your pre decided number is) for the other guests to grab. A great idea is to give your guests a gift bag or cookie tray to place all of their pre packaged cookie bags in to.
  • Want to share the recipes so everyone can remake their favorites? Have each guest send you their recipe ahead of time and email them out to all of your friends at the end. This way they will have all of their favorite recipes in the email to save or print as they choose.

A christmas cookie swap is such a fun way to try new holiday treats and let everyone share their family favorite. Plus, everyone can have a variety of cookies while only baking one kind. See below for our favorite recipes to include!

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Throwing a holiday party or need another dish to bring? Check out our appetizers! Also, want to make cookies ahead of time? Look at our guide for Storing Cookie Dough in the Fridge.

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