I usually like to keep it simple in this space so I will warn you that this recipe takes a bit of time. There are multiple steps but I do think the payoff is worth it! I love cookies with American buttercream vs. royal icing and I wish I saw more of it because it really is much more tasty. I’m not sure anyone has ever said royal icing is delicious. It’s cloyingly sweet and the flavor is super flat. But it does make for some beautiful cookies!