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20+ Cookie Recipes for Christmas Cookie Exchange

Whether you need an idea for a Christmas Cookie Exchange or you are just making cookies for family and friends these recipes are perfect for celebrating the holiday season.

Cookies Perfect for a Christmas Cookie Exchange

I love Christmas cookies!  Well really cookies of any kind, but Christmas cookies are always extra special.  Some of my favorite memories are of times spent in the kitchen making goodies galore for Christmas.  I still remember about 8 years ago when I was first introduced to the cookie exchange.  I had never heard of something so genius!  You make a batch of cookies and leave with a little of everything! It was like I went to the cookie buffet and hit the jackpot!

One of the best parts of a cookie exchange to me is finding a really fun and unique cookie to bring. I love scouring the internet looking for the perfect find that is unique, but MOST importantly absolutely delicious!  For me that usually involves lots of chocolate and if it has peanut butter too, well that is a pretty fantastic bonus!  This year I decided to share some of my favorite finds with you!  So if you are headed to a cookie swap or just want something different to make for your friends, family, or co-workers, I’ve got you covered!  If you try one out, I would love to know!  Make sure you leave me a note in the comments.  Enjoy!

1. Caramel Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies from Spicy Southern Kitchen

2. Peppermint Sugar Cookies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

3. Christmas Ginger Cookies from Taste and Tell

4. Praline Cookies from Cookies and Cups

5. Gingerbread Men Cookies from The Stay At Home Chef

Gingerbread Man 1

6. Healthy Gingersnap Cookies from iFOODreal


7. Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction


8. Homemade Peppermint Patties from The Gunny Sack


9. Pecan Pie Cookies from Spend with Pennies


10. Cheesecake Cookies from LRF


11. Christmas Tree Peanut Butter Blossoms from JavaCupcake


12. Glazed Eggnog Shortbread Cookies from Life Made Sweeter

Eggnog Shortbread Cookies from @LifeMadeSweeter

13. Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies from This Gal Cooks


14. Cherry Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from The Weary Chef


15. Decorated Santa Cookies from Cheryl Style


16. Maple-Glazed Apple Crisp Cookies from The Recipe Rebel

17. Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies with Rolled Oats from Belle of the Kitchen


18. Double Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Bakerita


19. Cinnamon Roll Cookies from Sprinkle Some Sugar


20. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie from The Pinning Mama


21. The Thickest & Chewiest Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Pinning Mama


22. Snickers Stuffed Chewy Chocolate Chip from The Pinning Mama



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You can check out all of The Pinning Mama Recipes here, and for even more mouthwatering Cookie Exchange Recipes, visit my friend Leigh Anne at Your Home Based Mom and Jenny at NY Melrose Family!

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  1. Darya O. says

    I clicked on the Pecan Pie Cookies link but the website it took me to was not available. I love pecan pie and would love to try the cookies. Please bring back the recipe! thanks


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