My coworker had the best idea of giving a box of personalized cookies to each of her sons teachers. A box of five personalized cookies scream "thank you" to the people that help annnnd put up with your sweet little kids all year long!
On another note.. I have realized that summer is the ultimate enemy of the royal icing cookie. It was all smooth sailing up to this point but the heat got the best of me! For the first time, the humidity outside plus the air conditioning inside caused my cookies to never ever ever dry. A tacky, sticky, disaster. Yup.. I had to toss them all and start over again. The second time around worked just fine but I definitely had a nice melt down. One of the "wake your mother up to tell her you never want to make cookies again" kind of melt downs. Anyway... I loved the end result and couldnt wait to box them and send them off!