Nov 092013

Hosting a Christmas cookie swap this year? You’ll want to check out my list of delicious Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes below!

Christmas is almost here!  Can you believe it?!  This year has flown by so quickly.  It seems the older I get, the quicker the year flies by. I’m really not looking forward to the cold winter season, but I am getting very excited for Christmas to come. Now that my children are a little older, I am even more excited than usual. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
This past weekend, I made a Christmas wreath with some pinecones that my kids and I picked up in our back yard, and I have already started decorating our house for Christmas. I think we may even put our Christmas tree up this weekend! I am also dying to watch my favorite Christmas movie, Christmas Vacation!

I have always believed that Christmas is a perfect time for sharing family traditions and creating new ones. I don’t really care about the gifts. I just love spending time with the ones I love.

Every year at Christmas time, I bake up a whole bunch of Christmas cookies, wrap them up in pretty packages, and gift them to friends and family.  They are always a huge hit, and what’s even better is that I don’t have to spend a ton of money on gifts.

I also love that I can bake cookies ahead of time and freeze them until I am ready to gift them. It saves me so much time during the busy holiday season.

My sister and I talk about hosting a cookie swap every year, and I think we might actually follow through with it this year. I’ve always thought that a Christmas cookie swap sounded like so much fun!

Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes

I like to experiment and bake new cookies each year, which is why I love having a huge list of Christmas cookie swap recipes like this to choose from.

Do you make the same Christmas cookie swap recipes every year, or do you like to try new ones? I find that trying new recipes each year helps me to improve my baking skills and also keeps the recipients from getting bored with them.


It’s so fun testing out new cookie recipes and watching people’s faces light up as they taste them.When hosting a cookie swap, it’s a good idea to have some recipe cards on hand, so that everyone can share their Christmas cookie swap recipes!


You will also want to get some festive Christmas cookie boxes, so that everyone can easily transport their cookies home. The last thing anyone wants is to end up with their beautiful cookies spilling all over the place or breaking apart before they get to eat them.


When you’re baking cookies in mass quantity for your Christmas cookie swap, you want to make things as easy as possible. Whenever I bake cookies, I like to use these 6 kitchen tools that make baking cookies a breeze.

I swear, these tools will change your life if you love to bake cookies. These tools have saved me so much time and energy when baking cookies. Then you’ll have more time to experiment with new Christmas cookie swap recipes!

50 Incredible Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes

There are so many amazing Christmas cookie recipes out there, but I’ve narrowed my list down to 50 Christmas cookies that I think are just perfect for exchanging at a Christmas cookie swap.

These Christmas cookie swap recipes appear to be not overly complicated, but look absolutely incredible. Your friends and family are sure to be blown away by any of these Christmas cookie swap recipes.


  1. Amish Sugar Cookies from Cooking Classy
  2. Browned Butter Sugar Cookies from Laundry in Louboutins
  3. Butter Cookies with Eggnog Cream Cheese Icing from The Cooking Channel
  4. Candy Cane Cookies from My San Francisco Kitchen
  5. Candy Cane Fudge Brownie Cookies from Roxana’s Home Baking
  6. Cathedral Window Cookies from Memories By The Mile
  7. Chai Spice Cookies from Bakelette
  8. Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Pudding Cookies from Chef in Training
  9. Chocolate Crinkles from Cook like Priya
  10. Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Candy Cane Buttercream from I Heart Nap Time
  11. Chocolate Marshmallow Linzer Cookies from The Food Network
  12. Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies from Buns In My Oven
  13. Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies from Taste of Home
  14. Chocolaty Melting Snowmen from Better Homes and Gardens
  15. Chocolate Toffee Cookies from My Baking Addiction
  16. Christmas Drop Cookies from Mom’s Test Kitchen
  17. Classic Sugar Cookies from Gold Medal Flour
  18. Cran-Pistachio Christmas Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything
  19. Dark Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Leslie Reese
  20. Eggnog Cookies from Life Is a Party
  21. Eggnog Cranberry Cookies from The Outlaw Mom
  22. Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
  23. Fruitcake Cookies from I Believe I Can Fry
  24. Gingerbread Cookies from The Kitchen is My Playground
  25. Glazed Almond Sugar Cookie from Betty Crocker
  26. Homemade Peppermint Oreos from I Heart Naptime
  27. Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallow Buttercream from Cookies & Cups
  28. Lemon Coconut Christmas Cookies from A Happy Girl
  29. Meringue Snow Flower Christmas Cookies from Always the Holidays
  30. Molasses Spice Cookies from Carrington Lane Bakery
  31. Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies from Bakergirl
  32. Peppermint Buttercream Cake Mix Cookies from Katrina’s Kitchen
  33. Peppermint Meringue Cookies from Sweetambs
  34. Peppermint Pinwheel Sugar Cookies from The Crazy Craft Lady
  35. Peppermint Stained Glass Cookies from The Proper Pinwheel
  36. Peppermint Stick Sandwich Cookies from Hun… What’s For Dinner?
  37. Peppermint Sugar Cookies from In the Kitchen with KP
  38. Pumpkin & Almond Spice Filled Cookies from Box of Spice
  39. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Caramel Icing from More Than Simply Living
  40. Roasted Chestnut Cookies from A Thought For Food
  41. Russian Tea Cakes from Don’t Disturb This Groove
  42. Snowman Christmas Cookies from Taste of Home
  43. Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies from Bunny’s Warm Oven
  44. Sparkly Vanilla Bean Macarons with Three Christmas Inspired Frostings from Kevin & Amanda
  45. The Elves Snickerdoodles from Spoonful
  46. Vanilla & Spiced Chocolate Cookies from Pastry Studio
  47. White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies from Better Homes and Gardens
  48. White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies from Lil’ Luna
  49. White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Ambrosia
  50. Winter Spice Cookie from Sweet Appetite

What are your favorite Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes? 

  5 Responses to “50 Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes Everyone Will Love”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing my post. The Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Caramel Icing are really easy and so delicious! :)

  2. What a great round up! Something for everyone here. Thanks so much for sharing, I can’t wait to try (some) of these – and maybe gift a few, too.

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