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!
Tips for Hosting a Cookie Exchange Party
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!
Moist, chewy and creamy these Cream Cheese Logs are delicious! Only 4 ingredients needed to make these cookies. This cookie is a perfect example of how the most simple ingredients can make the most delicious recipes.
Microwave Mint Chocolate Fudge only needs 5 ingredients and can be made in the microwave! While this is not technically a cookie, noone at your cookie exchange parties is bound to complain when they get a taste of this fudge.
Deliciously soft and chewy peanut butter cookies loaded with Reese's Pieces! Peanut butter blossoms are the classic holiday cookie when it come to peanut butter but these deserve the spotlight as well.
These Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with a dairy-free option are sure to be loved by all! Even those who do not need to do gluten or dairy-free food will be fooled by this recipe. These cookies are chewy, sweet and loaded with chocolate chips.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect chewy peanut butter cookie topped with a dollop of strawberry jelly! No need to worry about sharing these with a crowd because no one will know they allergy friendly. This new cookie recipe has quickly become a favorite.
These Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies are simple to make, ready in less than 2 hours and sure to be loved by all. Plus, all you need is 6 ingredients to make these cookies. These will make a great additional to any holiday cookie platter.
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