Creative Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas

Do you still attend a local cookie exchange during the holiday season?  We thought we would create one online with a few great ideas from the Crew.   These recipes are a mix of vintage heirloom, secret family and newly invented recipes, all which are packed with sugary goodness.  Sharing the recipes in your handwriting is a special gift and one that will be cherished.  If you don’t have one scheduled, consider exchanging with family this holiday season and see which recipes are their favorites or try out mom’s recipes and make a recipe book for everyone.  

To kick things off we had to share this amazing recipe for Iced Topped Cookies.  Just a touch of green and red sprinkles or tinted icing and they are the simplest holiday cookies you can make and they are AMAZING.  You will find this recipe in the Canvas Corp Farmhouse Christmas Lookbook that is filled with a wide range of crafty little holiday projects.  

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We love to line our cookie plates with Canvas Corp Papers, they are the perfect background for displaying your favorite holiday cookies.

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If you are getting ready to head to a cookie exchange or love to give the gift of cookies here are a few great ideas that we featured last year on the blog  Simple and fun boxes, bags and containers that make those cookies look like a million bucks.


Wrap the recipe card around the cookie container that is covered with Canvas Corp Farmhouse Printed Fabric for a fun gift wrap idea.DSC_0082

Our crew shares with us some special stories and great recipes.  Jump over to their blogs to find out all the yummy details.

Creative Crew Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

By Dana Tatar


My favorite Christmas cookie is Martha Stewart’s Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. They’re the perfect combination of chocolate and spice and are so delicious. I look forward to baking them every year.

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To see more of Dana’s work stop by her Blog.

Generations Cookie Exchange 

By Kim Rippere

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Canvas Corp Brands asked the Creative Crew to do something recipe related. Putting this together was such fun! My idea was to back something from my childhood and have my matriarchal line represented in the photo.

The frame recipe is from my mother’s father’s mother. My mom’s mom’s (Ami) had it framed for her. She has had this for decades. Typically it hangs in her kitchen, she lent it to me for this picture.

The plate is something my mother purchased for me years ago, a treasure and the Amish cookbook my parents purchased when we visited the Amish when I was young is still around. We made Lumberjacks for years…molasses cookies! So delicious.

The recipe card is from Canvas Corp Brands. It has a little distressing. The card is currently sitting in my recipe card box.

You can find an entire assortment of recipe cards at Canvas Corp Brands.

Christmas Cookie Gift Bag

By dCipollo Designs


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dicipollo designs xmas cookie exchange 2This is a quick and fun project for the holidays. Our family has a Christmas cookie exchange each year and this year I decided to package my cookies in these little cookie bags.

I really like to work with burlap fabric because it gives such a “home and family” touch to any project and the holidays are all about home and family. Canvas Corp Brands has some great burlap goodies from bags and tags to flowers. For this project, I used the CCB Saggy Baggy burlap bag, which is the perfect size for cookies. To add a little color, I added an unwrapped red Burlap Flower to the mix and fussy cut two Farmhouse Christmas Tags.  Saggy Baggies come in 3 sizes and a wide range of colors, a cup, pint and quart, making them perfect for slipping a mason jar in, filling with wonderful oversized cookies or a bag of candies.

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Here are a few examples of the Crew’s cookie stories, we hope you have some of your own.


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