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Best Holiday Cookies For a Cookie Exchange

If you’re going to or hosting a cookie exchange this year, you’re going to need to have a range of recipes to choose from. You want impressive sweets that don’t take forever to make, can be frozen or made-ahead, are holiday-themed and contain loads of butter (or chocolate or peppermint or ginger!). With these cookies, you’ll find at least one that fits your personal holiday cookie exchange must-have. From flourless chocolate cookies for the gluten-free to soft gingerbread to classic thumbprints with a modern twist, there’s plenty to put on the “nice” list here. Pass these recipes around or leave it to luck; as long as mountains of cookies are involved, you’re on your way to an epic exchange.