Well, guess I didn't get a pic of the decorated cutouts-- but if you ever need a third hand to fill a piping bag with icing, use this trick (it's in a pint glass, before the end is snipped off).
One of my personal favorites are Vanilla Buttercreams. It's a melt in your mouth (but crisp to the bite) vanilla scented shortbread round, sandwiched with luxurious vanilla scented butter cream filling- kissed with rum.
The dough is: process, roll, chill, slice, and bake. Easy peasy! They don't look like much, but if you like sticking your finger in the bowl after creaming the butter, sugar, and vanilla...these are for you.
The Family Tradition: Mormor's Swedish Pepperkakor. They are subtle but everyone loves them. They have to be thin. So thin that you seem to have as much dough left after cutting the cookies as before rolling it out.
They are molasses spice cookies. So crispy and tender you just shatter them on the roof of your mouth with your tongue. Goes great with coffee, tea, milk, red wine... They are the cookie that eats like a chip.