cut-out sugar cookies and royal icing.

cookie decorating has to be one of those classic to-do’s when the holidays come around. i’m quite fond of gingerbread cookie decorating, but i decided to change it up a bit this year. partially influenced from just wanting some change, i also wanted to see if i could find the perfect cut-out sugar cookie recipe. they are so hard to come by!

this particular recipe turned out absolutely perfect. i’m not too sure what it was about it. maybe it’s the lemon zest. or the cream cheese. whatever it is, this is a keeper.

everyone else seemed to agree too!

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