15 cookie exchange recipes

Deliver holiday cheer with these delicious treats! You'll be the star of the cookie exchange!

By Today's Parent

15 cookie exchange recipes

15 easy cookie recipes

Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies

Enlist the help of your little pastry chefs to make these adorable sugar cookies. Get the recipe: Melting Snowman Sugar Cookies

edible melted snowman made from marshmallow and cookiePhoto: Tony Lanz

Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Decadent chocolate icing sandwiched between two soft cookies is always a win. Get the recipe: Double Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

pile of homemade chocolate cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Candy Cane Cookies

Who says candy canes are just for Christmas? These minty cookies are delicious year-round. Get the recipe: Candy Cane Cookies 

homemade candy cane cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

The Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookie

These melt-in-your-mouth delicacies give truth to the old adage ”save the best for last.” Get the recipe: The Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Cookie

stack of chocolate cookiesPhoto: John Cullen

Vanilla Cookies with Crystal Sugar

Classic sugar cookies are a bake sale staple, try dressing these simple-to-make cookies with crystal sugar as a finishing touch. Get the recipe: Vanilla Cookies with Crystal Sugar

homemade sugar cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

You can’t go wrong with this classic cookie! Get the recipe: Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

stack of homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookiesPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Brown Butter Shortbread

The nuttiness of brown butter creates an added layer of flavour to this shortbread recipe. Get the recipe: Brown Butter Shortbread

pie plate filled with shortbreadPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Sugar Cookie Lollipops

A sweet treat you can sink your teeth into, we’ve got two variations of this sugar cookie: a lollipop and a bonbon. Get the recipe: Sugar Cookie Lollipops

two edible lollipops made from sugar cookiePhoto: Tony Lanz

Nutella Kiss Icebox Cookies

Kids can help roll dough balls, mark them with their thumbprints and lick up any leftover Nutella. Get the recipe: Nutella Kiss Icebox Cookies

plate of nutella cookiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cinnamon Glazed Cookies

With just the perfect amount of drizzled sweetness, these cinnamon glazed cookies will be the envy of your cookie exchange! Get the recipe: Cinnamon Glazed Cookies 

homemade sugar cookies on parchment paperPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Chair Gingerbread Cookies

This twist on classic gingerbread cookies calls for tea right in the dough. Read more: Chai Gingerbread Cookies

iced gingerbread cookies on a cooling rackPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Hot Chocolate Whoopee Pies

These whoopee pie sandwiches are a bit of work, but totally worth it. Get the recipe: Hot Chocolate Whoopee Pies

plate of homemade whoopee piesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Peppermint Candy Meringues

Delicate meringues are a delicious (and fancy!) go-to cookie. Get the recipe: Peppermint Candy Meringues

homemade cookies in a cupPhoto: Tony Lanz

Jam Thumprint Cookies

With only 15 minutes of prep, these are great for cookie exchanges, giving as gifts or simply for indulging. Get the recipe: Jam Thumprint Cookies

three homemade cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

Three simple ingredients are all you need to make these sweet cookies. Get the recipe: Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

box of heart-shaped cookiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Read more:
5 baked goods to give as gifts 10 freezer-friendly cookie recipes 10 tips for baking with kids

This article was originally published on Nov 02, 2015

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