For these cookies I simply made my favorite sugar cookie cutout recipe with mitten cutters, then made up a batch of Alton Brown’s royal icing. Once I had my icing, I divided it into bowls and used gel food coloring to make several different colors. Then icing was then put in an icing bag fitted with a standard round tip (I used simple parchment bags that I make by wrapping a triangle of parchment into a cone shape then snipped the end to create a small opening). Once you have your icing, it’s just a matter of adding lines, arrows, triangles, dots, zig zags, etc. to mimic the unique look of Elizabeth’s tapestries.
These cookies are definitely a labor of love, but just look how adorable they are! Your friends and family will love them!