These are chocolate cookies with a gum paste tree adhered to them. (I tried piping trees with royal icing like in the photo I saw, but I'm afraid my hand is not steady enough.) I piped r.i. for the snow on the tree and the ground and sprinkled nonpareils on the tree. I then lightly brushed a little corn syrup on the background and sprinkled more nonpareils for falling snow. I used a gold dragee for the "star" on top of the tree.