I started using emulsions to try to add a little variety to my sugar cookies. My husband and adult son are my primary taste testers and they both feel that sugar cookies are "boring". Neither are overly impressed by decoration, for them it is all about the taste. Sweet Hope Cookies has some really tasty cut-out cookie alternatives and recommended the emulsions so I gave them a try. My go to flavor for plain cookies is citrus (primarily lemon but I like the lime, too) and my favorite royal icing flavoring is raspberry. The emulsions hold up even over heat and time. I like the fact that the cookies have the same flavor level after baking that the dough had. Makes experimenting with different tastes much easier. I do use other flavorings, natural and extracts, but prefer the emulsions.