What better gift to give this holiday season than a gift that can be eaten?! Pre-holiday fun is the perfect way to inspire the season spirit, so it’s no wonder why cookie exchanges or swap parties are so popular this time of year. If you’re like any of us here at LorAnn, maybe you’re going back and forth on what you want to contribute to the party. We can’t blame you; the options and flavors are truly endless! Scroll on to make your decision easier and impress all of your besties at the cookie exchange with our easy cookie and treat recipes. Whatever you consider for this year’s swap, any of these holiday-inspired cookies will certainly add cheer to every cookie platter!
Eggnog Linzer Cookies
Guests will surely swooned over these buttery cookies sandwiched with eggnog flavored icing.
Italian Rainbow Cookies
With delicious, colorful layers of almond cake and raspberry and apricot jam; these moist cookies make a festive, beautiful addition to the holiday tablescape.
A pizzelle is a traditional Italian sugar cookie that is lightly sweetened and flavored with Anise Oil. Recipe Variation: Try using LorAnn Lemon Oil instead of Anise for a more citrus taste.
Lemon Linzer Cookies with Raspberry Jam
Enjoy classic Linzer cookies with a lemony twist; filled with raspberry jam. Sprinkle the tops of these festive treats with powdered sugar.
Cherry Amaretto Shortbreads
WOW guests by adding an amaretto surprise with this cherry shortbread recipe. The gorgeous marbling effect makes these shortbreads standout.
Classic Peppermint Patties
Better than store-bought! With just a handful of ingredients, it’s so easy to make classic peppermint patties from your home kitchen.
Looking to bring something other than cookies to the exchange? Make candies, fudge, truffles and more! Lollipops and hard candy always make great additions for gift-giving and sharing.
Cinnamon Mint Lollipops
These minty, holiday lollipops with a burst of cinnamon are deliciously beautiful and ideal for stocking stuffers or enjoyed at your holiday parties.
Classic Holiday Lollipops
Customize your flavoring and color to make festively, unique candies to you.
Flavored Hot Chocolate Bombs
Level up on this trendy favorite by flavoring your hot chocolate bombs using our Super Strength flavors. Check out our blog post for a full step-by-step tutorial!
White Chocolate Pistachio Truffles
A creamy, nutty, and subtly sweet ganache filling; set with a silky smooth white chocolate coating. Garnish these delectable truffles with chopped pistachio nuts for an elegant and tasteful touch. Check out our 2-Piece Dipping Tool Set to bring your truffles to life!
Cranberry Citrus Fudge
Our perfectly tart and sweet cranberry flavoring compliments the orange zest and subtle cinnamon in this creamy fudge.