My wife Dana is a great baker. She also has a great eye for design. So I have to put it out there, these cookies are all her. My hands are not steady enough and my decorating ideas are not good enough to make these cookies. However, she was happy to share them with all of you. So a big thank you to Dana! How awesome do these cookies look? By the way, these sugar cookies are perfection. They are not too sweet, thus allowing you to coat them in super sweet royal icing. Plus, they hold up great without overly rising. Therefore, your cutouts look exactly as they should.