26 Kid-Friendly Ideas For Your Christmas Cookie Exchange
If your December agenda includes a Christmas cookie exchange, you may be feeling like the pressure is on to come up with a contribution that's sure to wow the crowd of kids and adults alike. Whether you're totally at ease in an apron or prefer to let the experts at your local bakery do the leg work for you, these 26 Christmas cookie ideas are sure to inspire.
Cream Wafer Tree Cookies
There's no sandwich better than a cookie sandwich! These cream wafer tree cookies are adorable, and technically count as a sandwich, right?!
Red Velvet Shortbread Fireplaces
These shortbread fireplaces by Diamonds For Dessert take the cake when it comes to creativity.
Gingerbread Eggnog Delights
Veggie Kids' recipe for gingerbread eggnog delights merges two classic seasonal flavors into a sweet cookie sandwich treat.
Letters to Santa
We're blown away by the level of detail in Sweet Sugar Belle's postage stamp cookies.
Sparkly Vanilla Bean Macarons
Peppermint candy-inspired sparkly vanilla bean macarons are sophisticated enough to be saved for the adult table.
Classic Christmas Sugar Cookies With Buttercream Icing
These sugar cookies with buttercream icing scream Christmas classic, and with a few fun cookie cutters, they're not hard to accomplish at all (you can even use slice and bake, we're not going to tell!).
Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookies
These vanilla bean shortbread cookies scream Christmas!
Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies
Adorn Budding Baketress's gingerbread sandwich Christmas trees with mini M&M's to look like glistening ornaments.
Chocolate Peppermint Stuffed Cookies
For all of the mint lovers out there, these chocolate peppermint stuffed cookies are soft, chewy, and definitely minty!
Frosty the Snowmen Pretzels
They may be closer to candy than cookies, but these Frosty Pretzel treats are guaranteed to make kiddies smile.
Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies
These chocolate mint crinkle cookies are the perfect way to put all of those festive candy canes to good use!
Nutella Christmas S'Mores
Pint-Sized Treasures' Nutella Christmas S'Mores are made with store-bought ingredients — chocolate chip cookies, Nutella, marshmallows, crushed candy canes, and Hershey's Kisses.
Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Bars
Heather Christo's candy cane sugar cookie bars will melt in your mouth with a buttery, sugary cookie layer covered in peppermint frosting and crispy candy cane crumbs.
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
Chocolate-dipped minipretzels make the perfect antlers for the Budding Baketress's adorable peanut butter reindeer cookies.
Hot Chocolate Meltaway Cookies
Turn hot cocoa into a delicious cookie with these hot chocolate meltaway cookies that look like a cocoa lover's dream.
Could The Decorated Cookie's "Mr. Melty" be any cuter?!
Chocolate-Dipped Candy Cane Grahams
These chocolate-dipped candy cane grahams from Recipe Boy are an easy way to create a special seasonal treat.
Snow Globe Sugar Cookies
If you'd rather buy than bake your contribution, Sugar Lane Bake Shop's snow globe sugar cookies ($36 for a dozen) are a good way to go!
Holiday Rice Krispie Treats
An old favorite gets a new twist for the holidays with Table For Two's recipe for candy-cane-covered holiday Rice Krispie treats.
Chocolate Chip Nutella Candy Cane Cookies
Oh Joy's decadent chocolate chip Nutella candy cane cookies combine oh so many of our favorite things!
Kids will love Diamonds For Dessert's chocolatey Christmas Domos — complete with Santa hats!
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch Cookies
Because even the grouchiest Mr. Grinch has a heart, Very Grinch-a-licious Cookies by Scrumpalicious ($10 for two cookies) are sweet as can be.
Fancy Gems Mini Choux
Kid-size fancy gems by Raspberri Cupcakes are simple and oh-so sweet.
The Original Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie
Picky Palate came up with this stuffed chocolate chip cookie recipe that has gone crazy on the Internet. Who can resist the idea of a cookie baked within a cookie?