As the holidays approach, you’re probably looking for a creative party theme. If you’ve never attended a cookie exchange, it is a great twist to the traditional holiday party. Here is how it works:
- Each guest brings enough cookies and copies of the recipe to share with the entire group.
- As they come in, their cookies are displayed along with the recipe.
- The host supplies goodie bags so that each guest can create their own personal assortment of cookies and recipes to take home and try for themselves!
To get you started, let’s have a virtual cookie exchange! We’re going to share some of our favorite cookie recipes below. Then, you share your favorite cookie recipes in the comments.
Delish.com has a list of 50+ Easy Christmas Cookies. Some of our favorites include…
…Santa’s Trash…They take less than 30 minutes total!
…The 15 Days of Christmas Cookie Countdown…Such a cute idea!
…3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies…I mean, who doesn’t like simple?
…Best Sugar Cookie Icing…Only 5 minutes to create an icing that will wow your guests!
I AM BAKER’s list includes cute recipe cards and general baking tips like…
…sifting dry ingredients because it helps add air which makes your cookies fluffier.
…creaming the butter and the sugar instead of mixing. Again, this creates air pockets which help make your cookies soft and fluffy.
…adding eggs at room temperature so that your cookies are more moist.
We love their Sugar Cookie Wreaths and Christmas Tree Cookie Stacks! Don’t they look adorable?
And of course, Food Network’s collection of Christmas cookies is to die for. Here is our absolute favorite recipe:
You’ll need: cooking spray, 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, red peppermint candies (crushed)
Prep. Melt. Pour. Cool. Cut. That’s pretty quick and easy if you ask me!
We hope you’ll try some of the recipes we’ve shared, and we’d love to try some of yours! Share them in the comments below.