Cookie Exchange Recipes2018-11-13T10:12:01+00:00

Jeanne started her annual Holiday Cookie Exchanges with girlfriends soon after she got married. ย Today we continue the tradition. It’s easy and fun! Scroll down the page to see all the recipes from this year and favorites from past years. Plus there’s an easy form just below for you to use to share your favorite cookie recipe!ย KEEP THE COOKIE EXCHANGE GOING! PLEASE SHARE YOUR FAVORITE COOKIE RECIPE HERE!

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Chewy Peanut Butter Bars by Angel Smedley


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 5.5 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Coarse salt or coarse sugar for garnish
  • chopped peanuts, also for garnish


1.ย  preheat oven to 350 degrees F.ย  Grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

2. Beat together peanut butter & butter in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugars, eggs & vanilla till creamy.ย  Whisk together flour, baking powder & salt in a small bowl, then stir into peanut butter mixture until well blended.

4.ย  Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan.ย  Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

3.ย  Bake until evenly browned and edges start to puff & pull away from sides of the pan, 30-35 minutes.ย  Cool completely in pan on a wire rack, then cut into 16 squares.ย  Sprinkle with coarse salt or sugar.

Bars keep up to 3 days at room temperature in an airtight container.

This recipe was acquired from

Chewy Peanut butter Bars

4 Ingredient Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Patrick Hoy

Difficulty: easy


  • 1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups White Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl until combined. By hand โ€“ no electric mixer needed.
  • Mix in white chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Place heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 mins.
  • Let set on pan for 2 mins then remove to a wire rack for cooling.

Eat and enjoy!

(This recipe was acquired fromย

Caramel Pretzel Turtles


  • 35ย waffle pretzels
  • 35ย soft caramel candies
  • 35ย Milk Chocolate Hershey Kisses
  • 35ย pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Lay the waffle pretzels (or other small shaped pretzel) down on a baking pan. Unwrap the caramels and place them on top of the pretzels.

  • Place the pan into the preheated oven and bake them for 4-7 minutes. Watch the caramels carefully. Different brands of caramel will melt at different times. Remove the pan from the oven and immediately press a Hershey Kiss into the caramel. Place these back into the oven for just 1 minute.

  • Take the pan back out of the oven and place a pecan on top of each of the Hershey Kisses.
  • Allow the chocolate to set completely before storing in an airtight container.

(This recipe was acquired fromย

Classic Pizzelle byย Mary (model)


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) melted butter


  1. Beat the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla until well combined.
  2. Stir in the flour and baking powder, mixing until smooth.
  3. Add the melted butter, again mixing until smooth; the batter will be thick and soft.
  4. Heat your pizzelle iron. Grease it as directed in the manufacturer’s instructions. As the iron heats, the batter will stiffen.
  5. Cook the pizzelle according to the instructions that came with your iron. In general, they’ll take between 45 seconds and 2 1/2 minutes to brown.
  6. Remove the pizzelle from the iron, and cool on a rack. If desired, use a pair of scissors to trim any ragged edges.
  7. Dust cooled pizzelle with confectioners’ sugar if desired.

Recipe From:

Classic Pizzelle by

Press Cookies byย Maria (model)


  • 1 lb butter
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Assorted sprinkles or colored sugar

You can not change up any of these ingredients– it won’t work.


Using a cookie press- press cookies onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with sprinkles or colored sugar. Bake on 350 degrees on the center oven rack for 8-10 minutes. Do not overcook. The edges should be lightly browned.
Cool on baking rack & enjoy!

More Recipes

40 entries.
Patricia Fuller Patricia Fuller wrote on November 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm:
Christmas Cookies
1 lb. candied cherries (chopped)
4 slices candied pineapple(we use
1 lbs orange peel
1 lbs lemon peel
1 lb candied pineapple and not citron
6 cups chopped nuts
1 lb white or golden raisins only
1 can coconut (only can)
dredge in 1 cup of flour, cream together 1/2 cup oleo, 1 cup light brown sugar and 4 eggs, sift together 2 cups flour, 3 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp allspice, 1 tsp nutmeg or cinnamon, 1 tsp cloves, 1/2 cup orange juice, 3 Tblsp milk. Mix well together drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet. Bake at
250 degrees or 300 degrees (according to your oven we use 275 degrees) for 25 minutes These can freeze easy. If you buy your supplies at the end of season it does not cost as much
at Christmas time.
Pat Gissing Pat Gissing wrote on November 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm:
Meringue Delights
2 egg whites, beaten stiffly
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
6 oz. chocolate chips

Beat egg whites to firm peaks gradually add sugar
and vanilla. When beaten
add nuts finely chopped if
you like - this is optional.
Mix in the chocolate chips, I
use the miniature size.
Drop mixture by spoonful
on cookie pan lined with
parchment paper. Put in a
preheated 400 degree oven.
TURN the oven OFF and
leave cookies in oven over
MORNING. ***meringue will not peak in wet weather.
prepare in dry weather only.
These are easy, delicious
and look elegant when
Sue McDowell Sue McDowell wrote on November 15, 2017 at 10:07 am:
Corn Flake Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark Karo Syrup
2 cups Peanut Butter (creamy)
4 cups Corn Flakes
Bring sugar and syrup to a slight boil (remove from heat) add peanut butter and stir until smooth. Place corn flakes in a large bowl and pour peanut butter mixture over them and stir until combined together. Drop by tablespoons on wax paper or non stick foil and let set up 45 minutes. Enjoy
Karen Karen wrote on November 15, 2017 at 2:26 am:
Here is a written note you may want to put with you cookies on a plate you may exchange.

'Tia the season and baking has begun. A time of tradition and fun. So here to you from me is a plate full of cookies for all you do. Eat them up as quickly as you can the refill it up for a friend. Keep sharing the plate so Christmas spirit never ends.

I do the recipe from the morsal chip package.
Eva Cestari Eva Cestari wrote on November 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm:
Please note that I inadvertently left off an ingredient (2 cups of flour) in the original recipe I submitted for Pistachio Pecan Cookies. Thank you to the person who noticed it! My sincere apologies!! These cookies are a favorite.) Here again is the corrected version ...

Pistachio Pecan Cookies

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup oil, such as Canola oil
1 tsp. almond extract
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 to 3 drops green food coloring
1 (3 3/4 oz.) package instant pistachio pudding & pie filling mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, oil, almond extract, eggs and pudding mix; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking soda cream of tartar and salt; mix well. Stir in pecans. Refrigerate dough for easier handling. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool. Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Pistachio Pecan Cookies
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