18 Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes

How to make homemade christmas cookie ideas in yummy varieties.  Bake up a batch or several to give as gifts.  They’re also perfect for a cookie exchange.  These 13 Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes include chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, snowball, eggnog cookies, candy cane cookies, molasses, gingerbread, sugar cookies and melted snowmen cookies.  There is nothing quite like freshly baked cookies, and these recipes will give you tons of ideas.  {{knuckle bumps}}

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Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes

1.  Snowball Cookies ~ This cookie recipe provides cookies that are both yummy and oh so fun! Perfect for a holiday party or to give a small Christmas gift to friends or family! You might also recognize them as Mexican Wedding Cookies.

2.  Christmas Cool Whip Cookies ~ Not only do these cookies look absolutely delicious, but they’re super simple to make using a cake mix and cool whip.

3.  Christmas Peppermint Patties ~ Make these simple cookies in no time at all as they only require a few ingredients!  Perfect for your kids to make.  

4.  Vanilla Christmas Tree Meringues ~ Crunchy and very festive tree meringue cookies that are perfect for gift giving or a cookie exchange. 

5.  Cranberry Bliss Cookies ~ Inspired by Starbucks’ Bliss bars these scrumptious cranberry cookies have a cream cheese butter base. 

6.  Eggnog Oatmeal Cookies ~ Nothing says comfort food like homemade oatmeal cookies. You’ll love the twist on these oatmeal cookies with eggnog.  Moist, chewy and delicious!

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Christmas Cookie Ideas

7.  Molasses Crinkle Cookies ~ These simple cookies are quick to make with simple ingredients. No chilling required and they taste UNBELIEVABLE!

8.  Eggnog Macarons ~ For a delicious and fun holiday treat, these eggnog macarons are a must try.  They’re macaron cookies are filled with a delicious eggnog buttercream.

9.  Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies {recipe} ~ These cookies are not only delicious but are beautiful cookies perfect for gift giving!  The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it only uses six ingredients and doesn’t use eggs.

10.  Gingerbread Cookie Recipe ~ Decorating gingerbread cookies is a Christmas tradition ‘I’ve always enjoyed, so this year I decided to spice things up by making large gingerbread people who represent my real-life friends and family, and to give each individual their own respective cookie as a Christmas gift. 

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Easy Christmas Cookies

11.  Melted Snowman Cookies ~ Decorate store bought or homemade sugar cookies to resemble these adorable melted snowmen using marshmallows and meringue.

12. Sugar Cookies ~ These beautiful snowflake cookies look absolutely scrumptous!  Wouldn’t these be great neighbor gifts?  Santa’s cookies?  Cookie exchange?  Don’t forget to add these to your baking list.

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Christmas Cookies Ideas

13.  The Ultimate Christmas Cookies ~ A simple cookie that comes together quickly when you use a sugar cookie prepackaged mix.  Top with an eggnog glaze and crushed peppermint candies.

14.  Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls ~ The holidays are coming up and it’s time to make holiday favorites and give new recipes a try.  These Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Balls are fun and easy to make. Visually they are gorgeous and they taste good too! 

15.  Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies ~ These Candy Cane Chocolate cookies are really easy to make and would be perfect to leave out for Santa with a glass of milk.

16.  White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies ~ Delicious chewy chocolate cookies with peppermint flavored M&M’s.  

17.  Red Velvet Shortbread Fireplace Cookies ~ Since people make and decorate gingerbread houses all the time, I thought it’d be interesting to switch it up a little and just decorate a certain part of the house: the fireplace. I decided to keep it simple with just a string of lights and a small fire.

18.  Flourless Hot Cocoa Cookies ~ Use your favorite hot cocoa mix to whip up a batch of Christmas cookies.  



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