I've always had a love hate relationship with decorating cut out cookies. I get really excited about the idea, and have a perfect cookie image in my head... and then 3 cookies in, my idea never turns out quite how I imagined, my kitchen is a mess... and there are still 50 cookies left to decorate.
So today, I was down to my final 12 cookies. They were turning out okay, but not even close to my best, and NOWHERE close to how adorable I imagined, and then I had the greatest idea EVER.
I'm a little ashamed of myself for not thinking of it earlier...especially given my profession of a pediatric nurse, but the best thing I've ever found to decorate my cookies....a SYRINGE! We have an entire drawer full of them, they come in the box of children's tylenol/motrin/benedryl/allergy medicine. I'm sure can purchase them alone as well!
Hope this helps make your cookie decorating more enjoyable! I just wish I would have realized before my final cookies....