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11 Recipes for A Holiday Cookie Exchange

Tis’ the season… to eat lots and lots of cookies! If you’re one of the lucky ones participating in a holiday cookie exchange (best.idea.ever.) we are here to help you out with our favorite recipes! We know it can be a bit stressful to figure out the perfect cookie to take. And while we love Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies, we thought it might be time to branch out a bit. Make any of the below and we guarantee you will get an invite back next year.

Butter Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies


Via Joy the Baker

In terms of favorite office snacks, popcorn is a close second to cookies, so when we heard there was a recipe that combined the two we knew it was a MUST. This is the salty-sweet combo of your dreams.

Confetti Cookies


Via Smitten Kitchen

If you’re the type of person whose presentation is just as important as taste, then these cookies are for you! It doesn’t get much cuter (or tastier) than cookies covered in sprinkles.

Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles


Via Half Baked Harvest

Pumpkin meet Chai, Chai meet Pumpkin. In cookie form it’s a serious match made in heaven.

French Toast Sugar Cookies


Via Minimalist Baker

If you’re big on brunch, then these cookies are for you! They’re described as part French Toast part Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart. Either way, we’re in!

(The Best Ever) Chocolate Chip Cookies


Via For Me From You

We’ve heard from multiple sources that this recipe will forever change your chocolate chip game, so we investigated. The secret? Using a mix of cake flour and bread flour in lieu of all purpose. It also requires you refrigerate the dough for 24-36hrs before baking.  It may require some planning ahead, but we promise it’ll be worth it!

Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookies


Via Styling My Everyday

If you live within a 50 mile radius of Sprinkles and haven’t tried this cookie, you should get in your car and GO RIGHT NOW. One bite of this heaven sent us searching for a recipe to recreate them on our own. This is our favorite!

Oreo Pudding Cookies


Via My Baking Addiction

Milk’s favorite cookie just got even better! We didn’t think that was possible, but this recipe calls for Oreo instant pudding AND chopped Oreo cookies. Make sure you have a glass of milk ready to go, these are the perfect dunking cookie.

Eggnog Cookies


Via Cooking Classy

If you believe eggnog is the signature beverage of the holiday season, then these eggnog cookies are about to become your signature cookie of the holidays. The recipe calls for actual eggnog in both the cookie and frosting recipe. Double win.

Hot Chocolate Cookies


Via Averie Cooks

If eggnog isn’t really your thing, we suggest you give these beverage inspired cookies a try. The secret is to put a piece of dark chocolate under the marshmallow before putting them back in the oven. The result is a gooey cookie topped with a gooey marshmallow.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies


Via Two Peas in their Pod

We’ve got another recipe up our sleeve for you salty and sweet lovers! You really can’t go wrong with salted caramel and chocolate. Finally, add in some crunchy pretzels and what you have is cookie perfection.

Apple Spice Whoopie Pie


Via A Latte Food

We know that apple isn’t typically the first flavor you think of when it comes to cookies… but these whoopie pies have us thinking maybe it should be! With real chunks of apple and cream cheese filling, these may just become your new go-to.

What is your favorite cookie and what holiday celebration will you be bringing it to?