here!!I did ALMOST everything the same. I added a little (about 2 tst) of lemon zest for a bit of freshness. The one thing that I noticed with sugar cookies is that if you roll them out thicker and bake them a shorter period of time you will come out with a softer chewier cookie.
This was also my first time to dabble in royal icing. I loved playing with sugar....lol. I used this recipe for my royal icing. I only worked with one color so that made it a little easier and not as messy. Definitely something I will have fun with again sometime in the near future.