Skip to Content

Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas

Sharing is caring!

A Christmas Cookie exchange is a great way to get a ton of different cookies for gifts and just for your house without having to make a ton of different cookies!  Each person makes a few dozen of their favorite or best cookies, you all get together and share them.  Then, each person has several dozen different types of cookies!  Fun, right? You can never go wrong with yummy cookie recipes!

This article is loaded with all of the Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas you will need to host (or attend) the perfect Christmas Cookie Exchange this year!

Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Planner

Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes:

These are the most requested cookies from my arsenal of cookie recipes!

Christmas Cooke Exchange Ideas

Plus, since 5 isn’t nearly enough cookies to make a great tin full of Christmas cookies, I have shared a couple of my favorites from around the web:

  • Holly of Kids Activities Blog says that her Breakfast Cookies are the best because who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast?
  • Crystal at Crystal & Co., swears these are Santa’s favorite cookies. These Ranger Cookies are perfect for gift giving too! The kids will love helping you make them!
  • Over 30 Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipes from 3 Boys and a Dog

Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas:

The ideas for your Christmas Cookie Exchange are only limited by your imagination.  The free printable invitation below is for a plain exchange, but you could have a themed exchange where:

  • people have to dress up in the theme
  • your invitations are themed
  • you have themed music
  • you have themed decorations
  • even the cookies could be in a certain theme!

Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

Here are some fun Christmas Cookie Theme ideas:

The Cookie Exchange has been around for years and the ideas are endless, but here are some of my picks from around the web…

Christmas Cookie Exchange Invitations:

If you are planning to host a cookie exchange this year, you will need some invitations.  So, I made some cute ones for you to print out and pass around to your friends!  Simply click the image below to open a pdf document.

Christmas Cookie Exchange Printable Invitations

Cookie Exchange on Pinterest:

Still want more cookies?  Be sure to check out my Cookie Exchange board for lots of ideas – plus, I am adding to it daily!

Christmas Cookie Exchange on Pinterest

Sharing is caring!

Mother of 3

Friday 25th of November 2016

Sounds fun! We were asked to take part in or first ever cookie exchange this year.

Rachel Holland

Saturday 7th of December 2013

So fun!!

3 Boys and a Dog

Saturday 7th of December 2013

Thanks and man those cookies look yummy, huh? LOL!

Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton

Saturday 7th of December 2013

Great ideas!

3 Boys and a Dog

Saturday 7th of December 2013


Connie Hill Hughes

Saturday 7th of December 2013

I love this idea!

3 Boys and a Dog

Saturday 7th of December 2013

it is such a fu way to get the girls together and come home with something to show for your time -)

Stephanie Pitcher Fishman

Saturday 7th of December 2013

Such a great idea!

3 Boys and a Dog

Saturday 7th of December 2013

Thank you, Stephanie Pitcher Fishman!