14 Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes


How to make Christmas cookie gift ideas homemade in yummy varieties.  Bake up a batch or several to give as gifts. They’re also perfect for cookie exchange ideas.  These 14 Christmas Cookies recipes include cranberry bliss cookies, eggnog macarons, candy cane cookies, snickerdoodle, gingerbread, sugar cookies and Italian ricotta cookies.

There is nothing quite like freshly baked cookies, and these recipes will give you tons of ideas.  {knuckle bumps}

Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes

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Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas Homemade

chocolate peppermint bark

1. Chocolate Peppermint Bark ~ This recipe is so simple and yet the candy looks so professional when you are finished. Make the holidays a little sweeter by giving this gift to friends and family.

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

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

Snickerdoodle Thumbprint Cookies

3. Snickerdoodle Thumbprint Cookies ~ Melt in your mouth snickerdoodle thumbprint cookies topped with a heavenly cookie butter buttercream frosting.

Eggnog Macarons

4.  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.

Hershey's Secret Kisses Cookies

5. Hershey’s Secret Kisses Cookies ~ Fun shortbread cookies that look like snowballs with a surprise in the center, a Hershey kiss.

Easy Salted Caramel Fudge

6.  Easy Salted Caramel Fudge ~ If you like easy, peasy, then this recipe is for you!  Rumor has it that this fudge is as EASY as it is DELICIOUS! If you love sweet and salty like I do, this recipe is a winner!

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

7.  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.

cut out sugar cookies

8. Cut Out Sugar Cookies ~ These adorable cut out sugar cookies look absolutely scrumptious!  Wouldn’t these be great neighbor gifts?  Santa’s cookies?  Cookie exchange?  Don’t forget to add these to your baking list.

Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

9. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies ~ A delicious combination of chocolate and peppermint in a sandwich cookie.

peppermint candy cane cookies

10. Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies ~ Peppermint flavored cookies dough that’s twisted to look like a candy cane. The perfect Christmas cookie.

Peppermint Kiss Thumbprint Cookies

11. Peppermint Kiss Thumbprint Cookies ~ Not only do these cookies look absolutely delicious, but they’re super simple to make using sugar cookie batter, white chocolate and peppermint Hershey’s kiss.

Italian Ricotta Cookies

12. Italian Ricotta Cookies ~ Soft cake-like cookies with a hint of lemon. Recipe makes 4 dozen cookies so it’s perfect for a cookie exchange.

Cookie Exchange Ideas 

How to Host a Cookie Exchange

12. How to Host a Cookie Exchange ~ I think a Cookie Exchange party is one of the most efficient parties you could have this year. You come 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.

Cookie Exchange Party Printables

13. Cookie Exchange Party Printables {free} ~ Free Cookie Exchange Party printables that you can personalize! The kit includes an invitation, voting card, recipe card and winner ribbons!

Cookie Exchange Packaging Ideas

14. Cookie Exchange Packaging Ideas ~ Because you’ll need to transport your cookies here are four adorable ideas that include paper plate boxes, clear tubes, take out boxes, and poinsettia topped boxes.

14 Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes

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