4 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes for a Holiday Cookie Swap
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when families gather to whip up tried-and-true recipes handed down through the generations and kitchens fill with the smells of treats baking in the oven. Whether you’re making homemade gifts for friends and family or helping the kids impress Santa with a spread of delicious sweets on Christmas Eve, baking is at the center of so many Christmas traditions – and cookies are the star of the season.
So why not show off your baking skills by organizing a holiday cookie swap? Even if you can’t plan a big get-together this year, you can still spread a little seasonal joy by sharing sweet treats and recipes with friends and family. Ask each participant to bake a favorite Christmas cookie and print off several copies of the recipe, then exchange your creations and fill your cookie tins with a few of each. Everyone bakes once but gets to enjoy a variety of cookies and a stack of new recipes to try at home.
If you’re looking for the perfect recipe to share for a cookie exchange this year or just searching for some fresh holiday baking inspiration, the following recipes might become some of your new family favorites. From classic crinkle and shortbread cookies to festive red whoopie pies and Christmas-inspired meringues, these treats are sure to bring a little extra cheer to your kitchen this holiday season.
– Recipes and photography by Jessi Heggan, Story by Rachel Graf