16 Christmas Cookie Recipes Perfect for Exchanging This Year
Your kids will take pride in helping make and package these simple yet stunning sweets for all the special people in their life. After all, everyone loves to receive homemade cookies!
Sparkle Sugar Cookies
Have kids help make these stamped circle cookies by letting their little fingers do the work of squishing the dough down.
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Enlist your kid chef for rolling the dough for these crinkle cookies into balls and dipping them in confectioner sugar.
No-Bake Confetti Truffles
Kids will love smooshing sprinkles into these simple truffles with confectioners’ sugar–covered hands.
Fruity Flaky Bark
This festive and flaky bark can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week prior to swapping.
Lemon-Glazed Sugar Cookies
Tuck these cutout cookies into wax-paper bags topped with folded cupcake liners. Push a brad fastener through the liner and secure at the back.
Nestle these meringues into a box lined with bright tissue paper.
Chocolate Malt Crinkles
This cookie recipe has double chocolate flavor. The powdered sugar makes a pretty pattern when the cookies bake.
Rainbow Rocky Road
Lucky recipients will be thrilled to open a reusable cookie tin to sample what's inside. Your child can decorate it with stickers or a paint pen to make this gift extra personal.
Molasses Spice Stars
Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg add spice to these dark brown cookies. Frost them in blue icing to make them look like stars.
Red Velvet Snowman
Kids can decorate mini pizza boxes with washi tape. The snowmen are sized to git in the box snugly. You can crumple extra paper to fill any gaps.
Crunchy Cereal Wreaths
Christmas Fortune Cookies
Adorn takeout containers with holiday stickers when gifting this special treat.
Santa Cap Cookies
Peanut Butter and Jam Cups
Peppermint Snow Balls
These little butter cookies are made with oats and crushed peppermint candies. They're a sweet and minty dessert perfect for Christmas.
The dough for these butter cookies is rolled in different colors of crystal sugar. Set them out at a party and let guests pick their favorite color.