November 27, 2016

21 Treats for Your Cookie Exchange

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Looking for that extra-special something to make for your upcoming cookie exchange treats?  I've got  21  ideas for you! ~ that are absolutely certain to not disappoint your cookie exchange pals.
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A classic cookie exchange is so much fun.  You walk in with a big batch of one kind of cookie ~ and walk out with a few of all different kinds.  It's truly a cookie lover's dream.  Here are  21  ideas for what to make for your next cookie exchange ~ and while a couple of the ideas are not actually cookies, they're treats I sure wouldn't be disappointed to get at a cookie exchange!


1. Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies ~ The classic flavors of turtle candy ... chocolate, pecans, and caramel ... in soft and insanely delicious cookies.  These are the most popular cookies on the blog for a reason ... because they're sooooo good!


2. Cherry Almond Cookies ~ With their white chocolate-drizzled maraschino cherries perched prettily on top, these adorable little cookies are one tasty treat!  Perfect for Christmas cookie trays, cookie exchanges, Valentine's Day treats ... or, for everyday enjoying.



3.  Christmas Chocolate Layer Bars ~ These rich and fudgy bars are adorned with festive red and green for the holidays!  Whip up a batch for your cookie tray, and watch them disappear.

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4. Gingerbread Cookies ~ The best classic Gingerbread Cookies recipe!  It just wouldn't be Christmas without these.

5. Cinnamon Roll Cookies ~ Don't want to make cinnamon rolls but still want great cinnamon taste?  Give Cinnamon Roll Cookies a try!



6. 7-Layer Cookies ~ Seven ingredients layered together make amazingly delicious 7-Layer Cookies.  How can you go wrong with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, and pecans?



7. Gingerbread Magic Cookies ~ Love magic cookies?  Then you'll go crazy for this Christmas version of the classic!  ... complete with a gingerbread crust, cinnamon chips, and white chocolate.  It's just as good as the original ... hmmmm, perhaps even better!



8. Candy Cane Cookies ~ Two colors of almond sugar cookie dough twisted together, sprinkled with crushed candy canes and sugar.  They're a treasured fun-&-festive family Christmas tradition, for sure!

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9.  Pound Cake Cookies ~ Love pound cake?  Enjoy the tender texture & flavor of cream cheese pound cake in bite-sized form with these tasty little Pound Cake Cookies.

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10. Orange-Coconut Balls ~ These little bite-sized beauties pack a huge orange punch.

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11. Dark & White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies ~ Loaded with scrumptious mix-ins, these Dark & White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies are certainly worthy of a featured spot at your Christmas cookie exchange.



12. Toffee Bars ~ A brown sugar cookie crust topped with chocolate, toffee bits, and pecans makes for rich-and-delicious Toffee Bars.  They're my Mom's absolute favorite, so they've got  to be good!

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13. Lemon-Glazed Butter Cookies ~ Rich, tender, and amazingly-delicious butter cookie dough gets even better with a zippy lemon glaze.

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14.  Peppermint Saltine Cracker Toffee {aka ~ Peppermint Christmas Crack} ~ Cracker toffee and peppermint lovers, add this one to your Christmas baking list!  This may just become your family's new holiday favorite.

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15. Molasses Crinkles ~ Who needs those ginger snaps from a box when you can whip up your very own ginger & molasses beauties at home?  Oh, and these Molasses Crinkles are just perfect for that Christmas cookie exchange or cookie tray.


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16. Rum Balls {with Spiced Rum} ~ These chocolate Rum Balls with spiced rum are a Christmas classic in our home.  I like them with an extra splash of rum to make them extra strong!

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17. Spiced Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ These scrumptious cookies get a wonderful jolt of flavor from a touch of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves.  It's like combining a mild-flavored gingersnap and a chocolate chip cookie ... two of my favorite things together!

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18.  Grandma's Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies ~ Loaded with peanut butter, soft & chewy, rolled in sugar, and fork-pattern adorned ~ Grandma's old-fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies are the stuff childhood cookie memories are made of.

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19. Mocha Swirl Cookies  ~ Coffee and chocolate shortbread doughs make for a beautiful (and tasty!) swirled cookie treat.

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20. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles ~ Like eating cookie dough better than the actual baked cookies?  Then these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles are for you!

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21. Graham Cracker Pralines ~ Loaded with pecans and chocolate chips, then slathered with cracker candy's signature boiled butter-sugar mixture, Graham Cracker Pralines are a quick and easy totally delicious, totally addictive cracker candy treat.

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Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Yum!!! I'm hard-pressed to choose just one to make! Guess I'll just have to make a few ... oh, darn. :-)

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  2. So many delicious options! I'm participating in my first "official" cookie exchange this month, so I'll be using this for inspiration. :) Pinned and tweeted! Glad to have found you at the Made by You Monday link party. I'm a new follower!

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  3. I love everyone of these recipes! This is a really nice roundup! Visiting form New Mrs. Adventure! :)

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  4. I love cookie exchanges! What a great collection of recipes! I think I love all of them! I would love if you would share this at Celebrate it! It is all about celebrating the little and big events of our everyday lives. http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/12/celebrate-it-blog-party-21.html

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  5. I'm totally in love with everyone of them! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  6. I love a cookie exchange with friends, all of your cookies look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. What a great roundup of cookies! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  8. Oh my gosh thank you. I copied four. Trying to keep what you need to make them with what is here to conserve money. God Bless you and yours and the day I decided I wanted to follow you. You always have at least one recipe I like. My son asked if we were living in a hotel with a very nice dining room. Made my year!

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