I love making Christmas cookies, but don't really like frosting them. Kind of like how I feel about wrapping gifts. I like buying them, don't like wrapping them.
Usually I frost them using a tub or two of canned frosting, tinting it red or green. I think the reason I don't like frosting them is because the frosting never really hardens enough to stack them in a cookie carrier. they always have smoosh marks on them which looks bad. This year-- new plan!! I used the "poured cookie icing" on the Wilton web site--it's kind of like the royal icing we used for decorating cakes when we took the cake classes. It has powdered sugar, milk, and light corn syrup. I also added some vanilla extract. It's lovely! It dries shiny and hard, but not crunchy kind of hard--which is just what I wanted. I wasn't thrilled with how the green turned out--it's much too dark, but I forgot how little of that cake decorator coloring you need to use.
I do miss giving cookies out to people at school-- I wasn't really wanting to drive all over the place delivering them, but maybe next year.