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Christmas Cookie Exchange Printable Party Pack

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Love the idea of holiday cookies? This Christmas Cookie Exchange Party Pack is the best! Fun to organize with delicious recipes, too!

Cookie Exchange Printables sitting on a wooden table decorated with Christmas gifts.

Cookie exchanges are one of the best parts of the holidays. With this printable pack, you’ll be able to plan, organize, and host the holiday event of the year!

This holiday party pack is full of everything that you need to host a Christmas cookie swap. Not only will everyone get to share their cookie exchange recipe, but those who bring homemade cookies just might be declared the “best” of the best as well!

What is a Christmas Cookie Exchange?

A Christmas Cookie Exchange is a festive gathering where participants bake and share a variety of Christmas cookies. Each guest typically brings a large batch of their favorite homemade cookies and the recipe to share with others. During the event, cookies are taste-tested, swapped, and often voted on to determine the tastiest creations. 

It’s a delightful way to sample different types of cookies, gather new holiday recipes, and enjoy the camaraderie and holiday spirit with friends and family. Whether you are a baking novice or a seasoned pro, a cookie exchange is a joyful and delicious way to celebrate the busy holiday season.

How To Do A Christmas Cookie Exchange

The reason these printables are great is that you can keep them small or use them for cookie exchange ideas for large groups, too.

Print out the Christmas Cookie exchange invitations and send them to your group of friends on your guest list. Include the date and time on the invitations and mail them!

Everyone will then bring their favorite cookies, along with the delicious cookie recipe card for others to make a copy of or take a picture of with their phones.

Designate three people to be the judges and have the taste test begin!

How Many Cookies Do You Need?

When planning a Christmas Cookie Exchange, it’s important to specify the number of cookies each participant should bring. A good rule of thumb is to ask everyone to bake enough cookies to allow each guest to take home at least a dozen of each type. 

For example, if you have ten participants, each person should bake at least ten dozen cookies. This ensures that there will be plenty of cookies for tasting at the event and enough for everyone to bring home a generous assortment of holiday treats.

The rules of cookie swaps are simple. (but don’t worry – you can tweak it to whatever you’d like them to be!)

The biggest rule? The cookies have to be homemade. Nothing from a mix. Nothing from a box. And nothing that was bought ready-made from the store.

Cookie Exchange Printables sitting on a green table with Christmas decorations.

What’s Included

This cookie exchange printable pack has 8 pages with everything you need for your holiday parties. It’s easier than ever to ensure your guests have a great time!

Cookie Exchange Voting Card

Make sure you print a copy of this voting card for all your guests. After the taste-testing and visual inspection is over, they can vote for the following categories:

  • Best Tasting
  • Most Creative
  • Most Festive
  • Best All-Around
Cookie Exchange Voting Card printable.
Cookie Exchange Voting Card

Cookie Exchange Invitation

Print and fill this invitation for all the people on your list, and send it at least a few weeks before the party. This will give your guests enough time to R.S.V.P.

Cookie Exchange Invitation printable.
Cookie Exchange Invitation

You can hand recipe cards to your guests when they arrive at the party or even email them this printable so they can print their own at home.

If people in the group have allergies, ensure that everyone has ALL the ingredients listed to be safe.

Cookie Exchange Recipe Cards printable.
Cookie Exchange Recipe Cards

Cookie Exchange Gift Tags

It’s always nice to hand out small gifts or party favors, and this being a cookie party, it’s a great idea to stick with the theme. Even if you’re using clear plastic bags to package your yummy cookies, they’ll look great with some ribbon and these printable gift tags attached!

Cookie Exchange Gift Tags printable.
Cookie Exchange Gift Tags

Cookie Exchange Trophies

Printable trophies are such a fun way to celebrate the cookie exchange contest winners! Of course, there’s a trophy for each of the voting categories: Best Tasting, Most Creative, Most Festive, and Best All-Around.

This way, each winner will have their own prize.

Cookie Exchange Trophies printable.
Cookie Exchange Trophies

Click to grab the Christmas Cookie Exchange Party printable. It has everything that you need to get started with this fun cookie party for the holidays!

Creative Ways To Use These Printables

  • Host a neighborhood cookie exchange – Invite the neighbors over and see their baking skills!
  • Create a Christmas Cookie Exchange Book – Once everyone prints out and returns with their recipes, make copies and create a small cookbook for everyone.
  • Office Cookie Exchange – Bring a little holiday cheer to the workplace by organizing a holiday cookie exchange along side the office party with your colleagues. It’s a great way to take a break and enjoy some sweet homemade treats during the busy Christmas season.
  • Virtual Cookie Exchange – If gathering in person isn’t possible, you can still have a cookie exchange online. Share recipes and photos of your baked goods via video calls or social media platforms. You can even vote for the best cookies virtually!
  • Family Cookie Bake-Off – Turn the cookie exchange into a fun family competition. Everyone gets involved in baking, and then you all vote to see who made the best cookies. It’s sure to create lasting holiday memories.
  • Bake and Donate – Combine the cookie exchange with a charitable cause. Have everyone bake an amount of cookies to donate to local shelters or food banks. It’s a wonderful way to spread holiday joy to those in need.
  • School Cookie Swap—Parents and teachers can organize a cookie exchange at school, where kids swap their homemade cookies. It’s a fun and interactive way for children to get excited about baking and the holidays.

Tips For Hosting A Holiday Party With Friends

  • Remember that it’s all about having fun! There may be festive cookies that you don’t care for, but the person who made them took time to bake them from their heart. Try a nibble or not, and move on to the next.
  • Make sure you have napkins and milk for crumbs and to quench your thirst!
  • Purchase enough to-go boxes so everyone can fill up with delicious cookies to take home. This makes the event last and spreads all the tasty fun for several days.
  • If you are having a party with the exchange as part of it, remember to have a range of sweet treats available on the cookie table, including our favorites, festive hot cocoa bombs, candy canes, and peppermint bark.
  • It’s a good idea to include festive decorations for everyone to enjoy and to turn this into a holiday tradition.
Is it free to download these printables?

Yes, it is free to download and print any printable from our site. Just know this is for personal use only. You can not sell these free printables as your own.

How many people should you invite to your cookie swap party?

I would invite at least 8-10 people so that you can have a variety of your favorite holiday cookies for everyone to try!

What are good prizes to have for the best cookies?

If you can buy some inexpensive baking gifts, that would be so much fun! You can also print certificates or make a cookie trophy for the winners.

What’s a cookie crawl?

This is a great idea, too! If you’re hosting a neighborhood cookie exchange, you could easily make it a cookie crawl by having everyone travel from one house to the next to exchange and nibble on cookies!

Since you’re figuring out how to host a cookie exchange, here are some recipes to keep in mind!

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