12/11/2014 12:26 EST | Updated 12/12/2014 05:59 EST

Cookie Exchange: 12 Recipes For Your Christmas Festivities

Cookie exchanges are a great idea: make a batch of single cookies and head home with several different treats from others.

They’re a great way to get a variety of seasonal sweets without having to spend a fortune on all the different ingredients. Plan a cookie exchange party with your best friends, family members or co-workers — either way, everyone will leave with a new recipe idea.

Good Housekeeping suggests making your event low-key, and making time to sample everyone’s offerings. This way, you'll know which ones are your favourites.

We've rounded up 12 easy cookie recipes you can test drive for your next exchange. If you like more than one recipe, make sure you make a few extras for yourself!

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