I've dabbled with royal icing before - here is my first attempt on cookies, then I made decorations for cupcakes here - but I've learnt a lot since then and wanted to have another go. I happened to have a day all to myself this week and baked some cookies and spent some time icing them with royal icing.
When faced with treats, I'm sure you are like me and you bypass the sugar cookies if there are brownies or chocolate cake around. I decided to have the best of both worlds (cute cookies that are as good as brownies) by using my brownie roll-out cookie recipe, which you can find in my recipe ebook here. They are SO good! I also added just a few drops of peppermint flavouring to the royal icing, which paired up so well with the chocolate.