It’s easy to create elaborate patterns on cookies, such as these 3-D baskets, without a massive time investment. All you need is a stencil (Julia masked off a larger cake stencil for these basket sides), a steady hand, and a small amount of royal icing! For more stenciling details, check out the extensive technique tips in Julia’s book Ultimate Cookies, also in the “RELATED PRODUCTS” links. And for information about the simple sandwiching technique used to assemble these baskets, see this video.