The Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes

The Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes

Join me this season for my online cookie exchange and 20 of The Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes!


Hello friends, do you have an upcoming cookie exchange? Today I am sharing 20 of the Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes, which I have compiled from some of my favorite blogging friends, and I want to say thank you to each and every one of you guys, along with Happy Holidays! Peppermint Twist Cookies JENRON DESIGNSConsider this my virtual online cookie exchange, which is perfect since you get to see all the best recipes and get none of the calories, a total win, win in my humble opinion! Plus, all of the recipes are linked here for easy access to be able to find your favorite one later on. So, let’s get this cookie exchange started! Seen above is my Peppermint Twist Iced Sugar Cookie which I made an easy 8 dozen a few years ago for a cookie exchange.

    1. Jam Filled Sugar Cookies– is one of the first cookies on my list to bake during the holidays. These easy jam filled sugar cookies are quick and easy to make using your choice of jam, Julie at at Love my Simple Home, recommends either blueberry or raspberry in her recipe.
    2. Melted Snowman Cookies- these are simply the cutest cookies of the year! Made with marshmallows, white chocolate and a box of cake mix. Check out Kim’s recipe at Made In A Day.
    3. Snowflake Cookies– these beautiful iced beauties are the perfect winter treat. Get the full sugar cookie recipe from my friend Rita at Harbour Breeze Home.   
    4. Mexican Wedding Cookies also known as Russian tea cakes, these delicious powdered sugar coated cookies resembles little snowballs and are a family favorite recipe from Marty at Marty’s Musings.
    5. Chewy Vegan Ginger Cookies- if you are looking for a vegan option this holiday season check out Debra Klein’s recipe for this healthy ginger snap.
    6. Sugar Cookie Cups- a festive way to fill 3 dozen sugar cookies with eye catching sprinkle covered buttercreams or hazelnut filling, your choice! Join my friend Patti at Heath & Vine for all the details.
    7. Christmas Linzer Cookies- these jewels are filled with jam and sprinkled with powdered sugar! They are also a gluten-free cookie, a total win, win! Check out Shauna’s family recipe at Satori Design for Living.
    8. Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies- you only need 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to make this recipe start to finish! We got this fun snow day recipe from Melissa at Shaken Together, formerly the Happy Homemaker.
    9. Iced Christmas Cookies- a fantastic sugar cookie recipe perfect for icing and decorating for the holidays. Perfect to leave out for Santa or Cookie Swap, Jo at A Dozen Sundays has the recipe for you!
    10. Snickerdoodle Cookies- are fast becoming one of the most popular cookies in America, discovered in 1891 when Cornelia Campbell added cinnamon too her sugar cookie recipe. See this extra chewy recipe from Allison at Uptight & Caffeinated
    11. Pecan Tassies- Ann On Sutton Place is sharing her 30 year old recipe filled with fresh pecans and homemade crust. This recipe yields 24 mini tassies just perfect for sharing.
    12. Santa’s Whiskers Cookies- these cookies are make ahead, slice-and-bake holiday cookies, flavored with pecans and candied cherries, and rolled in coconut flakes. Sending a big Thank You for this time saving recipe to Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom!
    13. Hot Chocolate Cookies- Yum, these tasty cookies really capture the pure essence of a warm cup of cocoa on a cold winter’s day. Check out Rachel’s recipe at Craving Some Creativity.
    14. Pfeffernusse German Spice Cookies- this is a traditional German recipe that will send your tastebuds right back to the Old World. The name, Pfeffernusse, translates as “pepper nuts” and taste similar to chewy gingerbread. You can see Melissa’s full recipe over at Today’s Creative Ideas
    15. Homemade Peppermint Patties- these will surely become one of your holiday favorites, cool mint and dark chocolate, what’s not to love? Check out Rachel Teodoro’s baking tips to recreate these treats for you gathering.
    16. Holiday Meringue Wreath Cookies- who doesn’t love a good meringue cookie, and look how cute these are too! Amy at Delineate Your Dwelling is sharing all her decorating secrets on how to create these pretty little meringue wreaths for your next cookie party.
    17. Christmas Bark– aka Christmas Crack around my house. Besides the fact these are so delicious, they’re quick and easy to make, using only five ingredients. Check out Roxanne’s recipe over at The Honeycomb Home you will be delighted that you did!
    18. Grinch Cookies– Not only my favorite movie, but now it is a tasty cookie too! These Grinchy green crinkle cookies sport heart-shaped candy, perfect for all your holiday entertaining, or keep them all to yourself! Get Ashley’s Recipe at Attempts at Domestication.   
    19. Chocolate Chip Meringues Kisses- This tasty recipe is a family favorite passed down from her sweet mother-in-law, which has become a holiday and winter favorite. Link over to DIY Beautify and pick up Cindy’s recipe to add to your recipe box.    
    20. Soft Gingerbread Cookies- You can ice these and decorate them as a family activity or turn them into a massive gingerbread house with the proper templates. They are even cuter with fun retro style cookie cutters as seen below, like the reindeer or dress up a gingerbread man. Check out my full post at: DIY Christmas Recipe Ornament Keepsakes.Gingerbread JENRON DESIGNS
    1. WP Recipe Maker #42005removeGingerbread JENRON DESIGNS Soft Gingerbread Cookies Course: Dessert Cuisine: American, Southern Keyword: Cookies Prep Time: 20m Cook Time: 6m Total Time: 26m Servings: 24 Cookies Author: Jennifer – Kitchen Aid Bowl Mixer – Measuring Spoons – Measuring Cups – Flour Sifter – Cookie Sheet – 3/4 cup Butter soften – 1 cup Sugar – 1/4 cup Dark Molasses – 1 Egg – 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour Sifted – 1 tsp Baking Soda – 2 tsp Ground Ginger – 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves – 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt – Sugars or Frosting Decorating at End- Optional 1) In a mixer cream together butter and sugar until until it is light yellow and fluffy. 2) Add in egg and molasses, continue to mix at low speed. 3) Combine the sifted flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; slowly add into the mixture at low speed and mix well. 4) Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. 5) Bake at 350° until lightly browned, approximately 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on wire racks. calories 111  

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