The most difficult thing about making these cookies? Not gobbling them up all at once! Serve them with coffee, put a few in a child's lunchbox as a surprise, hang them from a Christmas tree, or tuck them into a pretty box as a gift: with these recipes and simple decorating ideas, anyone can bake these tasty and beautiful treats. Many of the recipes are freezer-friendly, all have been tested to assure that they work perfectly every time, and there are even templates for creating cookies in every shape from butterflies to the ever-popular dinosaur. Enjoy decadent nibbles such as bitter chocolate cookies decorated with gold leaf; fun teddy bear cookies; a savory delicacy such as parmesan cookies dusted with cayenne pepper; and a healthy Banana Bran cookie.