If you haven’t been to one already, a Christmas cookie exchange is probably in your future. If not, host one! Thanks to the women in my Bible study group, I have a collection of recipes that are perfect for a last minute cookie exchange. These treats are easy, delicious, and some are even gluten free! Yes, those gluten free ones are tasty too. ;)
First up, cute rice cereal Christmas tree pops. In addition to the usual rice cereal treat ingredients, you’ll need green food coloring, cinnamon candies and craft sticks.
A classic staple is a molasses spice cookie. Here’s a great – easy – recipe for a cookie most, if not all your guests, are sure to love.
Another favorite is the peanut butter cookie with a chocolate treat in the center.
For a twist on this traditional peanut butter pastry, try adding cocoa powder and red sanding sugar. Aren’t they beautiful?
If you’re looking for something “healthy” to bring to the exchange, try these gluten free options: ginger spice cookies from PaleOMG and dark chocolate coconut bites from Inspired Dreamer.
Some cookies not pictured were Vanilla All-Spice Thumbprints (Be careful with these! They’re tiny and very good so it’s easy to eat a lot of them.), Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies, and Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies. Putting Nutella in a peanut butter cookie? Um, genius.
What is your favorite cookie to take to a cookie exchange? Do any of these recipes look like a new favorite? I hope so. My Bible study gals and I had a great time eating cookies, drinking cider and talking about our holiday plans. I hope you’re able to attend or host an exchange as well!