Enter my Baby Pool Contest for a chance to win up to $100 (3 winners!). Click here now. I love decorating cookies (obviously). But, sometimes the thought of making dough, rolling it out, using cutters, baking cookies, cooling cookies, making royal icing, dying the icing, preparing the bags, and finally decorating the cookies exhausts me. I wonder why? So, I love making cookies that look awesome and don’t require icing or pastry bags. Ingredients: Your favorite sugar cookies recipe (for cutout cookies)Various food coloring (I used Wilton’s golden yellow, Americolor pink, Americolor chocolate brown, Americolor super red – I think that is it!) 1. I didn’t get a picture of the dowels themselves, but you’ll see what I mean in a minute. 2. Dye the smaller dough ball a dark red/pink/brown (I used red, pink, and brown coloring – imagine that?). I wanted to make these cookies slice and bake, like the original tutorial, so once your dough is nice and cold, start building your block of dough. 3. 4.