15 Holiday Cookie Swap Recipes

by | Updated: October 13th, 2020

Cookie swaps are the answer any home baker who has tried making 10 different kinds of cookies for Christmas dinner has been searching for. Whether you serve cookies to your special crew or give them as gifts to neighbors and friends, they are a vital part of the holiday season – but in today’s modern, fast-paced world, there’s no time to bake up so many batches of treats! That’s where cookie swaps come in. You split the baking chore with friends and get to do a little tasting and celebrating while you exchange cookies. Not sure what kind of cookies to bake for your swap? Here’s a list of delicious and festive cookie recipes, as well as some other fun treats that are perfect for holiday gift exchanges.

Homemade Chocolate-Coconut Cookies

Salted Chocolate-Covered Coconut Cookies

These will go fast >

Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies with Cranberries in Stacks on a Plate | Vitacost.com/blog

Cranberry & Ginger Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies

Save a few for Santa >

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies on Slate Board with Crushed Peppermint Candies #recipe| Vitacost.com/blog

Peppermint Mocha Cookies with Greens & Probiotics

Bake, bake, bake, Senora >

Thumbprint Cookies with Toffee-Chocolate Center

Press down and eat up >

Gingerbread cookies in brown bowl #glutenfree #vegan #recipe | Vitacost.com/blog

Gingerbread Cookies

Perfect party size >

Easy Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Lemon Zested-Sugar Cookies

Frost them up >

Sweet Apple Snowflake Cookies

Sweet Apple Snowflake Cookies

It’s the tastiest time of the year >

Mini Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches with Black Cherry Frosting On a Plate | www.vitacost.com/blog

Black Cherry Mini Sandwich Cookies

No baking required >

Dark Chocolate & Goji Berry Superfood Bark

Bark is better >

Homemade No-Bake Apple Bites | Vitacost.com/Blog

No-Bake Apple Bite Bites

Easy enough for anyone to make >

Festive Cranberry-Coconut Balls

Raw Cranberry Bliss Bites

Bite into bliss >

No-Bake Coconut & Banana Balls

No-Bake Sunflower Seed Butter & Coconut Balls

Eating in a winter wonderland >

Chocolate truffles stuffed with cherries #vegantruffles | Vitacost.com/blog

Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Truffles with Cherries

Get your double boiler ready >

Recipe: Minty Cacao Fudge

Raw Cacao & Peppermint Fudge

Show off your no-bake dessert-making skills >

Ginger & Goji Berry Popcorn Balls

A blast from the past >


Once you’re done baking, check out these creative cookie packaging ideas, for festive ways to present your homemade creations to friends and family!