Here's what the kitchen looked like after making the cookies and icing.
Here's my bestest helper saying TaaaDaaa
After reading all about cookie decorating I tried to do my best. Using the "flooding" method (see the Christmas trees smooth appearance?) and the "piping" all over the cookie method (well, front and center is the bell and the candy cane. All I can say is it's a lot of work mixing all those different colors, loading them into bags, piping them, and in some cases spreading the icing.
I think they're pretty. Too bad they'll all be gone by tomorrow. Cookies don't last long at my house!!