Make cookie dough. Chill for 20 minutes.
Cut in your favorite shapes. Airplane first (of course.)
Use train box to push around assorted cookies cutters that are not in use.
Chill shapes on pan for 5 minutes to retain their forms while in oven. Cook for 9 minutes.
Make the royal icing, it hardens but is tasty. Use spring-timey colors. Ok to sample.
Oh, it's messy!
Hmm, it's everywhere.
Use icing to outline shapes. Wait a few minutes until hardened.
Use white icing made runnier through the addition of water to fill shapes. Icing will run to the outline and find level. Use a small offset spatula to help icing along as needed. Wait until hardened. Use contrast color to pipe on more details.
Planes! Trains! Automobiles! Racing cars! Fire engines! Front loaders!
Could a boy ask for anything more?
That train is going fast!
The plane might be going even faster. One thing is for sure, they're all gone now!