Cookies is a practical yet inspiring pocket-sized guide to baking and decorating cookies. Simple and easy to make, the basic cookie recipes - which include vanilla, chocolate and gingerbread - can be used to make over 20 delightful designs. Ideas include cookies for every occasion, and range from tuxedos, dresses and multiple tier cakes for wedding favours; balloons, presents and candles for parties; snowflakes, Christmas jumpers and a gingerbread house for Christmas; and boats, ice cream cones and tea pots for themed events. With clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs of every cookie, these designs are all so easy to achieve. Decoration techniques include how to make your own royal icing, with tips on how to hold the piping bag and how to outline and fill the design with different colours and consistencies of icing.