Holiday Cookie Recipes for a Cookie Exchange Party

Holiday Cookie Recipes Perfect for Cookie Exchange Parties - Inner Child Food

Holiday cookie recipes are a winter tradition in many homes.

Fresh baking smells emerge from the kitchen. Kids sneak a treat here and there. And so do you. It’s an extremely fun and festive time of year. So many of my friends are gearing up for baking and as you get ready for holiday cookie exchange parties, we’ve got a great list of 14 amazing recipes that you can make with your kids. Flavors from lemon to peanut butter to chocolate emerge from our list and we can’t wait for you to try them out. Baking is a great way to get kids involved with cooking. Traditions can be born, time can be spent laughing and bonding in the kitchen, and you can sneak in some science and math lessons as you teach the kids how to measure ingredients. Our writers have been churning out some classics, so kick back, browse through these holiday cookie recipes, pin them to your heart’s desire and have a blast in the kitchen this holiday season!

From Tiffany at Peanut Blossom:

Festive Minted Oreo Truffles

Christmas Crack Toffee

Peppermint Candy Bark Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

From Valerie at Collecting the Moments:

Streusel Bars

From Jessica at All She Cooks:

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Mama’s Snickerdoodles

Butterfinger Oatmeal Blondies

Cherry Thumbprints

Luscious Lemon Bars

From Sara at My Merry Messy Life:

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

From Jodie at Jodie Fitz:

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Junk Cookies with Leftover Candy

From Tracy at Busy Vegetarian Mom:

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies with Maple Cream

What are your favorite types of holiday cookie recipes? Do you stick with the traditional or try something new each year? Do you go to a cookie exchange party or do one with your kids?



  1. I don’t bake too often but something about this time of year makes me want to be in the kitchen all the time! I wish I had a cookie exchange planned.

  2. What a great roundup!! Those Vegan Peanut Butter cookies with Maple Cream have my name ALL over them!

  3. I can not wait to start baking for the holidays!! The lemon bars look delicious!