What are good cookies for a holiday cookie swap?

There are a few questions to consider when deciding which type of cookie to make.

Does the cookie travel well, or will it crumble? If the cookie is sticky it will adhere to the other cookies.

Does the cookie have a strong flavor or scent? If so, it may leach onto the other cookies, making them taste off.

How common is the recipe? Part of the fun in a cookie exchange is trying to new types of cookies. If everyone makes chocolate chip, it might be a bit boring. Try looking for a specialty Christmas cookie recipe.

Is it high quality? If the cookies really don't taste that great, look for another recipe. It isn't very fun to eat a pan full of mundane cookies. You want people to want your cookie recipe.