I saw the idea from the Pioneer Woman, and we use her recipe, except I've had to double the amount of milk because my dough always ends up coming out too dry. For the painting part I also substitute egg beaters to egg yolks, mostly for the ease of just measuring the egg beaters (I use about 2 tbls per color), the pasteurization thing, and they also seem to color with the food coloring a little truer than the straight egg yolk.
The cookie cutters were passed down to me by my sister-in-law. They are classic, but also a little tricky to get to cut and get out of the cutter too. This year I used a cooking spray / flour combo that helped for the most part. I really want these (hint, hint anyone that needs to still get me a gift!).
Here's Diva, ready to paint!