Christmas Cookie Exchange

On Sunday I'm hosing a few girlfriends for a little Christmas gathering. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do during the party so we are doing an ornament--exchange/cookie-exchange/build-your-own-gingerbread-theme.
she celebrates any way she can.
An all-in-one shindig, if you will.

I haven't had an excuse to do any Christmas baking, so I'm anxious to try each of these recipes for the party - plus I know Joel's office will enjoy the leftovers.
Peppermint Bark Puppy Chow
Peppermint Sugar Cookie Recipe ~ Soft and Delicious cookies that look like Santa Hats!
Easy and Cute Rudolph Treats - the kids would love these!
Oreo Peppermint Bark | crazyforcrust.com
*All pictures link to their recipe*

What's your go-to for cookie exchanges? 


  1. These look so good, easy, and festive! Oreo balls are great and easy too! Have fun!

  2. These all look so good! I've gotta try the Oreo peppermint bark! Yum!!

  3. I have made that peppermint puppy chow! It is so good!

  4. I haven't made cookies in years since our oven is so wacky, but I love making gingerbread cookies, snickerdoodles, or a cherry almond "kiss" cookie -- basically sugar cookie dough w/some chopped up maraschino cherries & some of the juice (makes the dough pink) with a splash of almond extract, then you pop a Hershey's kiss on top!

  5. The oreo peppermint bark sounds yummy! I love making bark its so, so easy. My go to cookie for Christmas is ritz crackers + peanut butter dipped in chocolate! YUM.