step one: bake your cookies Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe. If desired, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of flavored extract, such as raspberry or cranberry, along with the 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Chill dough for two hours. Knead drops of red food coloring very well into dough, adding more as needed to turn dough red. Roll out about 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface, cut out mini circles and bake according to the recipe. Let cool.
step two: prepare your icing Prepare royal icing and tint red. Prepare a decorating bag with coupler and tip, fill with the icing and close tightly with a rubber band.
step three: decorate your cookies Pour sprinkles in a shallow bowl. Working with one cookie at a time, pipe a circle on a cookie, and pipe icing to fill the circle. Holding the cookie on the sides, overturn and dip the top of the cookie in the sprinkles to completely coat the icing with sprinkles. Set on a tray to dry overnight.