Since some of you asked, I have posted the royal icing recipe I use for decorating cut out cookies. It really is a perfect decorative icing. It is easy to make, easy to color, and it dries rock-hard quite quickly.
Oh, and to Missy, who asked “Did your kids help?” I answer an emphatic NO WAY. Around here we make kiddie cookies and we make pretty cookies. They are two very different things.