I have never decorated cookies using royal icing. So i thought i'd give it a try. 156 tiny hands with teeny tiny iron rings later...
I had this brain wave while planning the grad... wouldn't each place setting look cute with a little hand cookie with an iron ring. So I got my mom started cutting out hands (there are a few left hands in there as well!) and we set to work! I used stiff consistency royal icing for the borders and the runny consistency for the filling. If you look really closely you can see that I even glittered every single ring.
All 156 turned out really well and they looked so good at everyones place setting!
Needless to say i now know how to decorate a cookie with royal icing. It is really easy to do, but i'd start with a batch of 12... not 156.