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Festive Christmas Cookies Recipe: Sweet Creations for the Holidays

Updated: Jan 10

The holiday season is a time for spreading joy and creating cherished memories. One of my favorite traditions is baking Christmas cookies with my loved ones. There's something magical about the scent of freshly baked cookies wafting through the house and the joy of decorating them with colorful icing.

Here's a delightful Christmas cookie recipe that I want to share with you. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, these cookies are perfect for spreading festive cheer. And after indulging in these sweet treats, you'll be ready to explore Lubbock's vibrant real estate market with me, Lainie Eilenberger of Key and Slate Real Estate Group.


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons buttermilk

  • Food coloring (red, green)

  • Sprinkles and colored sugars for decoration


  1. Preheat Your Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract until well blended.

  4. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures: Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and add buttermilk until the dough becomes manageable. You may not need all the buttermilk.

  5. Divide the Dough: Divide the dough into three equal parts. Leave one part plain, and color the other two with red and green food coloring.

  6. Shape the Cookies: Roll each portion of dough into a log shape. Layer the three logs together, pressing them gently to form a tri-colored log. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

  7. Slice and Bake: Slice the chilled dough into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place them on ungreased baking sheets and decorate with colored sugars and sprinkles.

  8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

  9. Enjoy and Share: Once your festive Christmas cookies are cooled, it's time to enjoy these delicious creations with friends and family. Share the joy of the season!

Connecting You to Lubbock's & West Texas Real Estate Magic

As you savor these delightful Christmas cookies, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Lainie Eilenberger, your trusted real estate agent with Key and Slate Real Estate Group. I specialize in helping you find your dream home in Lubbock and West Texas.

I offer a range of real estate services and am committed to making your home-buying or selling experience seamless and stress-free. With extensive knowledge of the Lubbock housing market, I can guide you every step of the way.

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Connect with me on YouTube for virtual home tours of exclusive and luxurious properties in Lubbock and West Texas.

This holiday season, let's create memories, savor delicious treats, and explore Lubbock's real estate magic together. Contact me today to get started on your journey to finding the perfect home in West Texas.

Happy holidays, and may your home be filled with warmth, love, and laughter this season.

Delicious homemade Christmas cookies in festive shapes like stockings, Christmas trees, and stars, expertly baked by top real estate agent Lainie Eilenberger. Perfect holiday treats!
Embracing the holiday spirit with freshly baked Christmas cookies! ✨🎄 Lainie Eilenberger, your real estate expert, adds a sweet touch to the season.

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