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27 Cookie Recipes for Your Christmas Cookie Exchange

By: Jamie Garcia, Editor,
27 Simple Recipes for Your Christmas Cookie Exchange

Christmas cooking can be overwhelming and stressful, especially when you're looking for the best holiday cookies on the Internet. But with this collection of 27 Cookie Recipes for Your Christmas Cookie Exchange, you can find the perfect cookie recipe in no time. Choose from a wide variety of holiday cookie recipes, ranging from peppermint cookies to sugar cookies. Every cookie recipe in this collection is sure to delight at your Christmas cookie exchange this year, we're sure of it.

For treats that will "wow" the kiddos, try the Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies. If you want to surprise everyone with your baking skills, then try your hand at the Stuffed Snowballs, which have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in each cookie's center. We hope you not only enjoy each of the simple recipes below, but enjoy exchanging them with friends and loved ones. Most of all, we hope you enjoy the holiday and all the joy it's sure to bring.

Recipes for Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint is a classic Christmas flavor, beloved by almost everyone. Since this ingredient so popular, you may think you won't stand out on a crowded cookie table but there's where you'd be wrong! The peppermint cookie recipes below are delicious and unique! Try the Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies for some memorable treats. And for a delightfully festive dessert, we recommend the White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies.

Cookie Recipes for Kids

Kids can be picky eaters, but you'll quickly change their minds with these easy holiday cookie recipes. For some really creative desserts, we reccomend the Beyond Easy Holly Cookies and the No-Bake Christmas Tree Cookies from the list below. It's a great way to get your kids in the kitchen, and you'll be left with some super delicious treats. Win-win? We think so!

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies and ginger snaps are fantastic Christmastime treats. Dress up your average Oreo cookie with the White Chocolate Gingersnap Oreos below. Or, for a more traditional ginger cookie recipe, the Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Men are where it's at.

Recipes for Chocolate Cookies & Cookies with Nuts

Most of these cookie recipes are choco-nutty hybrids, but there are some with only one or the other. Regardless of your preference, they're all equally delicious. We highly recommend the Turtle Thumbprints for cookies that are basically candy. And for an easy cookie recipe that's gonna fly right off that cookie tray, try the Holiday Monster Cookie Bars.

Recipes for Snowball Cookies

These homemade snowball cookies are sure to stand out at your Christmas cookie exchange. The delicious Coconut Snowball Cookies below will make everyone feel like they're walking in a winter wonderland, and the Peanut Butter Snowballs will work wonders on all those peanut butter lovers out there.

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Wow, what a great bunch of cookie recipes! I'm always looking for new ideas especially at Christmas time for cookie exchanges and for the cookie trays I make for friends and neighbours! There are are some great new ones that I will be trying out for sure! Anything with peppermint is so festive!!


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