Even though my sister's last name starts with a Z which is really easy to freehand and stay consistant I still made a template with my Silhouette SD so they would be close to perfect. I somehow lost the pictures of the cookies as I made them. If I find them, I will edit this post.
First I piped the outline & filled with 20 second royal icing. I waited for them to dry then I traced the Z on the top with Americolor food markers. I then piped the Z's on.
Loved the way these cookies turned out.. they added a splash of color to our sweets table & were a perfect addition.