Roll out gingerbread dough. Cut cookies using mini boy cutter from set. Using knife, cut a triangle stand for each cookie with two 1 in. sides and one 1 1/4 in. side. Bake and cool. Attach stand to boy cookie with royal icing. Let dry.
Roll out plain dough. Cut cookies using Push 'N Print with tree cutter. Bake and cool.
Position boy cookies on waxed paper. Decorate in white royal icing. Pipe in tip 4 aprons and outline straps. Pipe tip 2 dot eyes, nose and outline smile. Pipe tip 4 outline brims and tip 12 ball hats. Let dry overnight. Pipe tip 4 pull-out icing bags.
For tree cookies, print tip 2 message in red. Pipe tip 4 zigzag bark in brown. Starting at bottom, pipe tip 4 pull-out branches in green. Pipe tip 2 dot ornaments in yellow and red, tip 16 star in yellow.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.