rolled cookies are prepared from a dense dough that is rolled flat and cut into a variety of shapes. They are most popular during celebrations and holidays, when they are colorfully decorated, iced, or covered with confectioner’s sugar, glazes, fondant, colored sugars, or small candies. See fondant and holiday sweets. Sugar cookies are common, since they are a good canvas for added flavors. Ingredients such as chocolate, mint, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or nuts may be added to the cookie dough; gingerbread cookies are especially popular. See gingerbread and nuts.