It is Christmas cookie exchange time! If you are looking for some simple yet delicious cookie ideas you have come to the right place. I’ve collected over 50 cookie exchange recipes for you to check out.
The Christmas season is definitely the busiest time of year: buying gifts, decorating the house, visiting relatives, and holiday baking. I definitely enjoy seeing relatives, thinking of gift ideas and coming up with DIY ways to decorate the house.
Baking? I enjoy it, but this time of year seems to involve way too much time spent in the kitchen and I would rather spend time with the family.
Join or Start a Cookie Swap
One way give yourself more time is to get involved with a Christmas cookie exchange. How does this save you time? You only need to make one cookie recipe instead of the 5 – 10 you may usually like to have on hand.
This means less prep and clean up time is needed. Plus, you can include friends and family in the cookie swap so this counts as some holiday time with the family!
I’m not going to go into detail about how to host a cookie exchange in this post. Instead I am going to concentrate on recipes you might like to choose for your cookies this year.
Okay, lets get to the good part – Christmas cookie recipes! Since cookie exchanges don’t need to be solely about cookies, I’ve also included some alternatives such as bars, truffles, fudge, and other fun treats!
For the easy recipes that have only a few ingredients or only take a little time, I’ve included that in the description so keep an eye out for that. Go ahead now, scroll down to see the delicious recipes I’ve collected for you.
Cookie Exchange Recipes
Looking for something to make for your cookie exchange or swap? Here are 50+ recipes including cookies, truffles, bars, fudge and other treats. Many have only a few ingredients or take very little time. Take a look at my go-to cookie exchange recipes.
Made with half a brick of cream cheese in addition to butter, these winter-sprinkle infused cookies studded with white chocolate chips are super soft cookies that belong in your yearly Christmas cookie rotation.
Rolo cookies are quick, easy, and delicious! Follow this simple Rolo cookie recipe (only requires five ingredients) to make this incredibly tasty, chocolatey, and gooey dessert! Great for a bake sale or Christmas cookie exchange.
Learn how to make delicious shortbread tea cookies using some basic ingredients you probably already have on hand. These tea biscuits are good with tea (of course), but also hot chocolate during the Christmas season.
These coconut macaroons are an old school Christmas cookie exchange recipe that everyone loves! Quick and easy to make and absolutely delicious, they will take you right back to your childhood. Light, fluffy and seriously yummy, you can make a batch of these in under 20 minutes. They are also freezer friendly.
Quick and simple tiger butter fudge is made with only three ingredients! Made using the microwave oven this is one of the easiest fudge recipes you will ever make. It looks pretty, tastes delicious and is creamy smooth too.
Cranberry and pistachio white chocolate bark is so festive and it’s perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges! It’s like almond bark but with pistachios rather than almonds. This easy holiday treat recipe is so simple to make and if you are like me, a fan of white chocolate, cranberry and pistachio, you’ll love it.