50 Amazing Christmas Cookie Recipes (Great for Cookie Exchanges) (2024)

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50 Super Easy Cookie Exchange Recipes If you have favorite recipes for the Holiday Cookies that fit these categories, please send me an email and I will add it to our wonderful list of holiday cookies. 50 Amazing Christmas Cookie Recipes Butter cookies with chocolate center Spritz Cookies Recipe Holiday Cookies: Christmas Oatmeal Carmelitas Recipe Holiday Cookies: Decorated Sugar Cookies The Best Cookie Bars made from Chocolate Cake Mix Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls Recipe Snowmen Sugar Cookies Perfect for a Snowday Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Chocolate Ganache Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Traditional Italian Rainbow Cookies Recipe Double Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies Recipe Peppermint Meringue Kisses No Bake Peanut Butter Bars Christmas Tree Meringues Recipe Ginger Snaps Red Velvet Cookies Recipe Mexican Wedding Cookies Cream Cheese Peppermint Patties Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe Eggnog Cookies White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Frostbite Cookies Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies {An Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe} Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies Easy Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies Chocolate Kiss Cookies Christmas Funfetti Cookies Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies Chocolate Chip Pistachio Christmas Tree Cookies (Perfect for Santa!) Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies Three Ways (Easy Dessert Recipe) Moravian Molasses Cookies Chai-Spiced Snowball Cookies Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies Christmas Donut Cookies Fudge Dipped Pecan Crescent Cookies - A Holiday Tradition Foolproof No Bake Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies Star-Shaped Jam Cookies Turtle Cookies Brownie Cookies Recipe White Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Soft Amaretti Cookies: Tested until Perfect! Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies Peppermint Mocha Cookies Peppermint Ritz Kisses Puff Pastry Pinwheel Cookies Speculaas Cookies

I am working on my 18th annual cookie exchange and I love researching new Christmas cookie recipes. I am so thankful for the internet as you can get great recommendations and reviews on how to change holiday cookie recipes and to improve on the original recipes.

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50 Super Easy Cookie Exchange Recipes

We thought we would bring a ton of tried and true recipes to you from fellow food bloggers.

When asking for these recipes I asked them to share Cookie Exchange worthy recipes that could easily be made in bulk and/ or were so pretty they were sure to be winners.

If you have favorite recipes for the Holiday Cookies that fit these categories, please send me an email and I will add it to our wonderful list of holiday cookies.

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50 Amazing Christmas Cookie Recipes

The best of the best when it comes to holiday baking. Here are some tried and true Christmas Cookie Recipes to make this holiday season

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Butter cookies with chocolate center

Not only are they super festive but they are dressed up in red and gree sprinkles.

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Spritz Cookies Recipe

These buttery Spritz cookies are the perfect 2 bite Christmas cookies

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Holiday Cookies: Christmas Oatmeal Carmelitas Recipe

Make these in bulk and they freeze well too. Bar cookies that are easy but delicious too

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Holiday Cookies: Decorated Sugar Cookies

These little elves were a cookie exchange winning recipe a few year ago.

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The Best Cookie Bars made from Chocolate Cake Mix

Skip the step of measuring out your ingredients and start with a boxed cake mix for these amazing bar cookies from cake mix.

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Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookie Cups

Nothing better than sugar cookies stuffed with a chocolate ganache and mini marshmallows for a holiday cookie treat.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls

Similar to an OREO Balls. these decadent truffles are filled with baked chocolatechip cookies.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls Recipe

For a no bake make ahead dessert recipe, you can never go wrong with chocolate chip cookie dough balls

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Snowmen Sugar Cookies Perfect for a Snowday

These are great cookies for all winter long. The kids will have fun putting these little sugar snowman together.

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Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

Make these adorable Reindeer Gingerbread cookies using a gingerbread boy cut out.

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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Chocolate Ganache

Thumbprint recipes are the best for cookie exchanges. We made these even more festive by adding ganache and peppermint

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Pistachio Pudding Kiss Cookies

make these pistachio pudding cookies for your St. Patrick's day celebration or for anyone that loves pistachios.

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Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies filled with red white and green M& M's will stand out on any table this holiday season.

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Traditional Italian Rainbow Cookies Recipe

A traditional Italian Christmas Cookie. Rainbow Cookie Recipe is well worth the few extra steps.

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies Recipe

A super easy and delicious Chocolate Peppermint Cookie using pudding.

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Peppermint Meringue Kisses

a super easy and festive cookie that will last for 2 weeks in a storage container.Peppermint Meringue Kisses

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No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Super easy Peanut Butter Bars that taste just like a peanut butter cup but better.

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Christmas Tree Meringues Recipe

Meringues are super simple and what a festive twist with these Christmas tree Meringues that are low in sugar and fat.

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Ginger Snaps

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Full of yummy molasses, warming cloves and delightful cinnamon flavours, they’re perfect for cool winter months and snowy Christmas mornings

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Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet is the perfect holiday cookie recipe.

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Mexican Wedding Cookies

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Mexican Wedding Cookies or Snowball Cookies are buttery, tender and melt in your mouth with deliciousness. Easy and simple, this dessert is something that kids and adults alike will enjoy!

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Cream Cheese Peppermint Patties

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These vegan Cream Cheese Peppermint Patties are sure to be your go to no-bake dessert of the holiday season! You’re just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes away from a delicious treat!

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Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

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Crinkle cookies are always a treat around the holidays. The recipe is easy to double and works perfectly for a cookie exchange.

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Eggnog Cookies

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This Eggnog Cookies recipe resembles the taste of cinnamon buns, with a hint of eggnog to jazz it up a little. Also perfect for a holiday cookie exchange.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Thick and soft, these festive cookies are filled with peppermint pieces and white chocolate. A fun treat for the holidays!

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Frostbite Cookies

Frostbite cookies are the perfect combination of everything you'd want in a cookie. They have just a hint of peppermint, and that sweet buttery cross between being crunchy and melt in your mouth.

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Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies {An Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe}

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Chocolate chip sprinkle cookies are colorful, festive and so easy to make!!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies

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Chocolate lovers rejoice, these Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies combine the best of both dessert worlds. Fudgey, cake mix cookies with a hint of peppermint flavor, are topped with a swirl of white chocolate and a sprinkle of peppermint chunks.

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Easy Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies

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hese darling reindeer cookies are the hit of the party!

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Chocolate Kiss Cookies

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These are especially great cookies to bake with young children. The dough is a simple shortbread requiring only a handful of ingredients, and rolling it around a chocolate kiss is a fun and easy task for small hands.

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Christmas Funfetti Cookies

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These sugar cookies are super soft and chewy, bursting with the flavors of butter and vanilla, and packed with Christmas funtetti sprinkles.

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Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

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Chocolate chip mint cookies are a scrumptious and festive treat that will make your holiday season complete. These cookies are an excellent holiday food gift and perfect to bring to a cookie exchange.

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Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

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Gingerbread crinkle cookies are a must-try during the holidays. They are chewy, full of ginger flavor and coated in sugar with exposed cookie cracks.

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Chocolate Chip Pistachio Christmas Tree Cookies (Perfect for Santa!)

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These adorable Christmas tree shaped pistachio chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make! Instead of making large ones, you can use a smaller metal Christmas tree cookie cutter and get several more cookies out of the same amount of cookie dough in this recipe.

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies Three Ways (Easy Dessert Recipe)

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How do you make buttery, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies taste even better? Dip them in chocolate, of course! I'm sharing three irresistible combos for chocolate dipped shortbread cookies that will wow your friends & family with hardly any work.

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Moravian Molasses Cookies

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These wafer-thin Moravian Molasses cookies are a traditional Czech cookie. The recipe makes about 7 dozen, making it perfect for a holiday cookie exchange

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Chai-Spiced Snowball Cookies

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These tender snowball cookies are a fantastic holiday cookie! Coated in a chai-spiced mix, they are great served with a cup of coffee!

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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies

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Soft and Chewy Molasses Cookies with wonderful spices and rolled in sugar. A cookie that screams holiday cheer!

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Christmas Donut Cookies

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Easy to make Christmas Donut Cookies recipe. Each sugar cookie is decorated with icing and sprinkles to look like a donut. If you’re looking for the cutest homemade Christmas cookie recipe – this is it!

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Fudge Dipped Pecan Crescent Cookies - A Holiday Tradition

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Buttery cookies with bits of pecans are shaped into crescents and dipped in a chocolate coating for a perfect combination. These cookies have been favorites in our family for generations!

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Foolproof No Bake Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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These addictive no-bake Butterscotch Haystacks are everyone's favourite cookie. And with just six ingredients and a foolproof recipe, making enough for a crowd is no problem at all!

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Star-Shaped Jam Cookies

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You can be the star {deliberate pun} of the party or baking exchange with these Star-Shaped Jam Cookies. Not only are they so festive to make as a holiday treat, but they are also relatively easy to make as well.

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Turtle Cookies

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These homemade Turtle Cookies are just like the chocolates except soft and chewy. With a caramel thumbprint center, you can't beat this nutty chocolate caramel combination.

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Brownie Cookies Recipe

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These Brownie Cookies are made from an adapted brownie box mix and are loaded with chocolate chips! They have a crisp outer edge and chewy fudge center just like a classic brownie!

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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These white chocolate peanut butter balls are an easy no-bake treat. They’re quick to make and everybody loves them

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Soft Amaretti Cookies: Tested until Perfect!

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There are dozens of amaretti recipes but once you try these soft amaretti, your quest will be over. The perfect holiday cookie!

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Cranberry Orange Swirl Cookies

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These cranberry orange swirl cookies are a perfect holiday cookie. They are made with fresh cranberries and orange zest all rolled into a buttery cookie.

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

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Turn your favorite holiday drink into delicious cookies with these Peppermint Mocha Cookies.

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Peppermint Ritz Kisses

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Peppermint Ritz Kisses are the perfect 4 ingredients, 30-minute cookie for the Holidays!

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Puff Pastry Pinwheel Cookies

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One of the easiest cookies you can make! You don’t even need to make your own puff pastry to enjoy these pinwheel cookies. Puff Pastry Pinwheel Cookies are crunchy, and delicious in every bite. Great with coffee or tea!

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Speculaas Cookies

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Speculaas cookies are easy to make and perfectly spiced. They’re buttery and crumbly and delicious on a holiday cookie tray

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