Learn how to create beautiful (and delicious) holiday treats that don’t take a lot of work.

By Real Simple
Updated November 02, 2012
How to Decorate Marbleized Ornament and Candy Cane Cookies, Step 9
I love this easy technique for turning ordinary cookies into beautiful works of art—all you need is colored icing and a toothpick. Best of all, you can mix up colors and designs to create endless looks for any holiday or occasion.
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Always marveled at those bakery cookies in adorable shapes with gorgeous embellishments? They’re easier to create than you think. First, start with the ultimate sugar cookie dough recipe. Once your treats are baked, turn to these how-to videos to learn how to create sparkling snowflakes, sweet ornaments, and the cutest snowman ever.

Get the recipe for Simple Sugar Cookies.

Watch how-to cookie decorating videos: