This is my first try at cookies with royal icing. I'm super impressed that it came out so well without crying. The cookie dough was wonderful. The flavor of the unfrosted cookies is a little bland but the dough was amazing to work with.
The icing is from King Arthur Flour's site. I used just whites because hannaford doesn't sell meringue powder. It was very easy to work with too. The moose I added cocoa to to make them brown made it a little more tricky to work with but only half of them look like they've contracted mange so that's a win in my book.