Come holiday season, cookie swaps in which guests bring cookies to a baking party to trade recipes and make gifting tins are incredibly popular and tons of fun.

Some are large and overwhelming, with delicious treats that fill dining room tables, others are small with just a select variety of mouthwatering baked goods. Either way, the swap is a great way to spend time together with friends and celebrate the season.

In honor of this great tradition, we've gathered some of the best and most unique cookie recipes from the What's Cookin' database. This way, come cookie swap baking, you will have plenty of fantastic recipes right at your fingertips!

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