Cut plaque-shape cookies from a chilled sheet of gingerbread dough.
Use a paring knife to shape the cookies into ornaments.
If you’d like to hang the cookies for decoration, cut a small hole in the top with a decorating tip 5.
Bake and cool the cookies according to the recipe instructions.
Ice the cookies in different patterns using the 15-second count royal icing and a decorating tip 2. Use the scriber needle or toothpick to help shape the icing. Allow the icing to dry completely, about 8 hours.
Place a small amount of white and pink pearl dust into a paint palette or small dishes. Add pink, blue and green pearl dust to the white pearl dust to create pale shades. Add a few drops of vodka or flavored extract to form a paint. Mix well with a soft round brush.
Apply the pearl dust mixture to the icing using the soft round brush. The pearl dust paint will be dry within a few minutes.
Pipe different patterns using white piping consistency royal icing and a decorating tip 1. Dip the cookies into a dish of granulated sugar. Only work on one small section at a time so that the icing doesn’t dry before you have a chance to dip it into the sugar.
If you’d like to hang the cookies for decoration, tie a ribbon through the hole.