Holidays and special occasions just wouldn't be as festive without pretty cookies decorated with color and creativity. Fortunately, it's quite easy to achieve spectacular cookie effects without a great deal of effort. A few simple tricks can turn almost any plain cookie into an edible work of art.

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In this article, we'll show you how to decorate all different kinds of cookies. There are a number of different techniques: Choose the ones that work best for the effect you are trying to create. We'll start by showing you how to paint cookies with egg yolk.

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  • Baking Cookies: Baking cookies is a delicate business, so you'd be wise to take a look at the many tips outlined in this helpful article.
  • How to Make Cookies: Who doesn't love a cookie? And since there are so many varieties of cookies available, it's easy to find a favorite -- or several favorites, for that matter. Learn how to make cookies at HowStuffWorks.
  • Cooking: Learn the ins and outs of some basic cooking techniques in this helpful article.