This helped so much. Maybe someday I will make some tutorials. Maybe when I stop needing them myself.
On this blog there is a great video too:
Another website that really helped me was this:
So I made the cookies using this recipe from my friend's mom, they are SO GOOD!
Mrs. B’s Holiday Cookies
3 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
½ t. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1 c. margarine or butter, softened
1 ¼ c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Stir the 1st 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Cream margarine with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla (add food coloring here). Beat in dry ingredients till well combined. Cover dough. Chill 3 hours. Divide dough in half. Roll out 1/8’’ thick on well floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters. Place 2’’ apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 oven 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown.
The next day I made up this royal icing to decorate. I did buy the meringue powder and I liked it but I think next time I'll try making it with cream of tartar and egg whites.
2 tablespoons meringue powder
6 tablespoons water
4 cups powdered sugar
Beat in an electric mixed, 7 to 10 minutes or until frosting can form peaks and starts to lose it's sheen. You can add water or sugar based on how thin you need it.
I don't feel like I need to explain anymore with all the videos and other blogs about these vary cookies so here are mine:
I LOVED THESE COOKIES!!!! The pictures dull down the colors, but the pink and blue were so beautiful with the crisp white flowers on top. I spent a long time just looking at these before I had the guts to eat one. I can imagine them in all sorts of colors. My next ones will probably be a purple back ground with some cream colored flowers. They will be beautiful and will be posted here! Don't worry, I am currently taking orders for your next event...