From the Oven: Sugar Cookies

I wanted to practice making sugar cookies with royal icing sugar decoration for El's incoming first year birthday. With cookie cutter bought from Crate and Barrel and a recipe from Martha Steward's book, I was ready to go only to find out that the end result was not what I imagined it to be. Well, as an excuse, that was my first attempt. I guess because I didn't put the shaped dough in the fridge long enough so mine didn't hold the shape very well in the oven. The recipe says to leave the shaped dough in the fridge minimum for two hours, and I only did it for 15 minutes :D oh well...