The coloring is pretty bad on these. They are actually a lavendar color. But, this is just an iPhone picture in poor lighting so it will have to do. This dough has to sit overnight. When I have to make these during the week it's a 3 step process. I make the dough then let it refrigerate. The next day I bake them. The third day I ice them. It's a process but it makes my life a little easier.
These are my pride and joy! This was my FIRST attempt at sugar cookies and royal icing from scratch. My Santa's are my favorite. Their mouths are made of a single red sprinkle. I later made Reindeer and Gingerbread men. I used a recipe from Bake at 350 for the sugar cookie. My royal icing came from Cupcakes and Cashmere. I recommend using the squeeze bottles as opposed to piping bags. I feel like I have more control that way.
As you know, the bestie is in Poland. It wouldn't have been a proper going away party without Polish flag sugar cookies. They were a hit and I'm glad I could contribute to the party in my own little way.