These are what pass for Christmas cookies at Casa McGlinchey:
On the left: Yoda. Duh.
On the right: Jango Fett. See, he's Jango, because his helmet is bluish instead of greenish. If he was greenish, he would be Boba Fett.
It's really quite tragic that I know that.
I tend to keep things simple when I'm decorating cookies with the little kid: add the color directly to the dough, and decorate with just one color of royal icing. Well, a non-color. Specifically, white. Sprinkles: also white. Nothing to stain the counters or little hands.
We also baked shortbread "message cookies" (featured above) and peanut butter cookies - the old-fashioned kind with the criss-cross fork marks. Very boy-friendly, and definitely boy-approved.
Next on the baking agenda: gingerbread dinosaurs. A McGlinchey holiday tradition.