How to Host a Cookie Exchange (with FREE Printable Invitations and Recipe Cards)

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

cookie exchange invite and recipe cardLove it?  Pin it to SAVE it!

Follow Spend With Pennies on Pinterest for more great tips, ideas and  recipes!

Leave your own great Cookie Exchange tips in the comments below!

Want a great variety of Christmas cookies without all of the work? Host a cookie exchange instead! You’ll get a great variety of cookies, new recipes, and get to have lots of fun with your friends. Here are some hints to make your cookie exchange a hit.

Be sure to scroll down for the free printables!

Set the date: The date is super important; you want the date to be close enough to Christmas so the cookies will still be fresh for Santa’s visit, but far enough away that everyone has time to spare for your party!  I have created some FREE printable invitations.

RSVP: Make sure your guests RSVP so that everyone knows how many cookies to bring, and how many types of cookies they will be receiving.

Number of guests plus two: Make sure everyone brings little bags of six to ten cookies for each of the guests, plus two extras for tasting at the party!

Homemade everything: Make sure everyone brings homemade cookies. No store-bought goodies here!

Include a recipe: Each bag for guests should include a recipe so everyone can learn to make their awesome cookies! I have created some FREE printable recipe cards.  (I print these on cardstock)

Have contests: Select a small prize for the best tasting cookie recipe, and the best presentation for your guests. Let everyone vote for their favorites!

Try new things: Ever think to bring biscotti to a cookie exchange? What about cookie bars? Tarts and mini cakes? All of these make great cookie exchange items!

Hosting your own cookie party can save you a lot of holiday baking time, and can be great social time with your friends during the busy holiday season!

print cookie exchange recipe cards logo

print cookie exchange invitations logo

More Recipes You'll Love

About the author


pinterest facebook twitter instagram

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

More Posts by Holly

Latest & Greatest Dishes