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Cookie Exchange ~ 8 Cookie Recipes

I have noticed that a LOT of people are searching for Cookie Exchange Ideas! You know I aim to please so here are several cookie recipes that I’m dying to make.

Cookie Exchange Ideas

Cookie Exchange

1.  Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies – Winner of the second place in the cookie division.
2.  Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies –  The cookies themselves have a slightly crunchy outside and a soft chewy inside.
3. Ginger Snap & Ricotta Lemon Cardamom Ice Cream Sandwiches – Spicy gingersnaps make the perfect sandwich cookie for luscious ricotta lemon cardamom ice cream! The perfect gourmet ice cream sandwich!
4.  Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – They’re soft and sort of cakey. They’re chocolate. Ooh, they’re chocolate.

Dessert Recipes

Cookie Recipes

5.  Semi-homemade Caramel Apple Cookies – The cookies are made using Jiffy Apple Cinnamon muffin mix and caramel bits.
6.  Dressing Up Your Oreos – These cookies are dipped in super white candy melts and chocolate transfer sheets in a candy cane design applied to the top.
7.  Peppermint Chocolate Cookies – These cookies added such a festive look to my Christmas boxes.
8.  Chocolate Covered Toffee – These toffee bars should be added to your holiday treat platter. Make them for your family, make them for your friends, make them for your neighbors, and snitch some for yourself. Wrap them up in pretty paper and give them as gifts.

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How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party

In my opinion, a Cookie Exchange Party is one of the most efficient parties you can host. You show up with a dozen of one kind of cookie and leave with a dozen different kinds of cookies and recipes on how to make them! Win/Win. No to mention, it’s another excuse to see your favorite people.

Organize a group of your friends and ask each guest to bring a dozen goodies for each guest, plus a few for the party sampling. Guests should also bring a copy of the recipe card for their baked item for each person.

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Tip Junkie ~ Laurie Turk

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  1. Marlynn

    Have you been peeking at my gift making list for this holiday season?!! Several of those exact cookies are on my list to make for friends this year! Great minds… 😉

    I don’t say it enough, but I love, love, LOVE your site and your boundless energy, Laurie. Great post!

  2. Patricia L

    Awesome! I’m hosting my 3rd annual cookie exchange in a few weeks and have been wanting some new treats to add to the mix. Thanks!

  3. Jennifer @ Passion-for-Parties.com

    Cookie Exchanges are so much fun! The chocolate crinkle cookies are a HUGE fave at my house! Yummy and sooo easy to make! I’d love to try the dressed-up Oreos. Any suggestions on where to get transfers for them?

    Thanks for the fun post! 🙂

  4. Brenna

    I think I might have to try a few (or all) of these, yum!

  5. Momma McCall

    I love doing my book club’s cookie exchange! There are seven of us and we each make each person a dozen of our cookies to take home so I go in with 7 dozen of one kind and come home with 7 dozen of a variety of kinds. Then I can mix and match them and make great gifts for my neighbors and the hub’s co-workers! It’s awesome.

    Actually we make 8 dozen each and then take the extra 7 dozen cookies to a nursing home for the residents. It makes the exchange extra special! Thanks for the great recipe ideas!!

  6. Amie

    These cookies are awesome..Thank you. I like to do something new every holiday and I think it is going to be one of these cookies… Thank you again

  7. Emily @ LaForce Be With You

    Yum!! These are getting me really excited about Christmas!!!

  8. Larissa

    Thanks for the great recipes. Always great to bring something different to the cookie exchange.

  9. Bailey Miller

    While I make tons of cookies with my mom for the holidays I’m so excited because Minute to Win It will be back! Three special holiday episodes in a row starting December 7th! Minute to Win It is so great, I cannot wait to watch this with my family when I go home for the holidays! Yay!

  10. JoAnn

    What a wonderful jesture to make for the old folks. I’m sure they enjoy the cookies and attention.

  11. Sandy

    Yay!!! i love cookies.. thanks for sharing great recipes.
    love your post!

  12. karen

    Oh man, now your going to make me go to the store today and buy baking supplies. And i just gave up sweets for lent! Hey noone ever said that i cant bake them and give them to others to enjoy right?

  13. Karen

    Some of those cookies look scrumptious! Any chance you have some free printable cookie exchange tags or invites to go with them?? 🙂 I’ve been scouring the internet for free printables and not having much luck…

  14. Sabrina Jackson

    I love Cookie Exchanges and haven’t seen these cookies before. These are definitely on my to make list!

  15. Rayne Lynne

    This is such a FANTASTIC idea! Thanks for sharing. Definitely having a cookie exchange party in my future.

  16. Pati @ A Crafty Escape

    Oh my… I want one of each!

  17. The Southern Product Queen

    Love this idea! And the cookies look so yummy! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  18. Daniel @ Number Plates


    Well done great post. I tried making the Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies myself and they were possibly the nicest I have ever tasted. Keep up the good work.

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