I had found a new recipe for sugar cookies and wanted to try it out early. I was feeling crafty and creative so I whipped up a big batch and they turned out really great. They arent too sweet, so the royal icing balances it out well, without it tasting like youre just eating pure sugar. It was Adams first time working with piping icing, instead of slapping it on with a knife, and he got really good at it! We still have about 30 more to ice, but this was our first go around. the cookie dough is really easy to make and you probably already have everything you need in your kitchen. flour, sugar, confectioners sugar, lemon, almond and vanilla extract, baking powder and butter. the royal icing is Wiltons recipe with just meringue powder, water and confectioners sugar.