I present to you The Cookies in all their glory. I really do wish you could taste them. Needless to say, I am over the moon with the way they turned out.
I highly recommend the color gel pastes from Williams Sonoma. They come in tiny little bottles but I used a very, very small amount to get the true Xmas-sy red and green you see here. The sugar pearls came from Wilton and, although I'm not the biggest fan of their texture, I love they way they look on baked goods.
And no, I didn't let the chittlins help with this batch. I love them to bits but there are times that I want to play all by myself. :-)
(I realize that today is actually the 13th and my photos say the 10th. I've given up caring what day my HP camera wants it to be. Feh.)