My daughter was hired to draw 2 pictures that were given as gifts to a friend of ours. (I was so excited!). The day before she finished, I baked these cookies and she took a break long enough to help decorate them. We used the egg yolk icing recipe that I saw on The Pioneer Woman's blog: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/12/my_favorite_christmas_cookies_from_childhood_and_beyond/
Then we used a quick, Wilton prepared white icing in a bottle. I think they turned out pretty. The little gingerbread guy at the bottom looked like a pirate to me but my daughter says he is in a baseball uniform.