The emails are starting to float around the office. Anybody want to do a cookie exchange this year? Make a couple dozen, get a couple dozen. That’s the idea. You instantly reply to the email “I’m in!” and then, the night before, you scramble for ideas and ingredients to get things done.

Plan ahead, or save it to the last minute, the best part of making cookies with Betty Crocker™ cookie mixes is they are as easy or as difficult as you want them to be. So let’s get started with 3 easy Christmas Cookie Exchange Ideas that you can whip up at the last minute or take your time when you have time.

Reindeer Cookies

The idea of flipping gingerbread men cutouts upside down to make reindeer cookies is easy. Well, what about using Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix to make the baking easy? All you need to do is decorate. Watch this:

Easy substitutions? Pretzels for antlers, M&Ms or Smarties to make Rudolph reindeers. You could also skip the cookie icing if you’re not good at that sort of thing (raises hand) and just decorate your chocolate chip reindeers.

Fudge And Marshmallow Cookies

Fudge and Marshmallow Cocoa Cookies

Marshmallows aren’t just for ‘smores and hot chocolate in our house. The boys are eager to have these fudge marshmallow cookies. In a rush? Make simple cocoa sugar cookies with Betty Crocker™ sugar chip cookie mix and a splash of cocoa. Have more time? Plant the marshmallows, bake them again, and drizzle the chocolate and sprinkles to have an award winner at your cookie exchange.

Easy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

Easy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread

This is the one my wife made for her cookie exchange last year that is STILL the topic of conversation from her colleagues. A co-worker’s mother has been asking “is that girl going to make that chocolate shortbread again this year” since the summer. The best part? It’s just a boxed shortbread kit. Follow your favorite shortbread recipe of sugar, flour, and butter (squeak in some extra butter), and then dip your rectangle cookies in melted milk chocolate chips. That’s it.

What’s your go to last minute cookie exchange idea?

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