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You might not have every shaped cookie cutter in you cupbaord, so this is a great technique to cut shapes into homemade dough. Uses shapes from a simple circle like Josh Eggleton's ginger snap biscuits to cats like Rachel Davies Halloween biscuits.
Fold a square of baking parchment in half
Draw half of a heart shape on the folded paper
Cut around the shape with kitchen scissors
Place the stencil over the rolled out dough
Using a knife follow the outline of the stencil cutting through the dough
Once you've cut all the way around the stencil, remove the excess dough and discard
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