Last year my Mom and I did a major Christmas cookie decorating session and then gave them as gifts in glassine bags. Even Drew got involved in the fun. It’s a process these cookies but they turn out beautifully.
Make sugar cookie dough, roll it out and cut with seasonal cookie cutters. Bake and allow to cool completely.
Make a huge batch of royal icing and separate it into small bowls. Add gel food coloring to get the best shades and hues (ours were a tad electric, we over did it on the gel.)
Decorate your cookies with icing, sugar and assorted candies. Allow them to lay flat and dry completely.
As the icing dries it turns from shining to matte.
Snowmen and women
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Which are your favs?