One of the many joys of the holiday season is the abundance of baked goods — pies, cakes, and, of course, the Christmas cookie.
A cookie exchange is a fun way to get lots of bang for your cookie buck. You’ll be able to enjoy all different types of cookies without having to make them all yourself. Just bake up lots of your favorite cookies, have your friends do the same, and have everyone over for a festive exchange.
Whether you’re doing a cookie exchange or just baking up a batch, you’ll find plenty of delicious recipes to enjoy this holiday season.
Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Gingersnaps
Dress up a classic gingersnap with delicious chocolate, candied ginger and dried cranberries.
Recipe: Frosted Sugar Cookies
Rich, crisp, and generously frosted, these cookies will flatter any holiday or special occasion.
Recipe: Killer Cookie from Hawaii
This bar cookie highlights two star Hawaiian ingredients — coconut and macadamia nuts — along with chocolate and butterscotch chips and graham cracker crumbs.
Crisp, moist and chewy, this cookie has the essential ingredients for the holidays: citrus, nuts and cranberries.
Recipe: Vegan Lemon Biscotti
This lemony Italian treat is made vegan with tofu substituted for eggs and butter.
Recipe: Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
Simple and colorful, these wholesome cookies are perfect for holiday cookie swaps.
Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies
You didn’t think we forgot chocolate chip, did you? This recipe is a twist on the classic. The zucchini adds moisture and a nice nutritional pop.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies
A classic treat for kids of all ages. Packed with protein, they’re great anytime.
These thumbprint cookies taste decadent, yet are made with ingredients that have healthful benefits: Oats, almonds, fruit and chocolate.
This may not technically qualify as a cookie, but it looked way too good not to include.
Recipe: Vegan Sugar Dream Cookies
These dreamy treats are each topped with a single almond.
Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chip
Finally, one last ultra-delicious chocolate chip cookie. Add your favorite nuts or dried fruit to make it extra special.