1. Roll out cookie dough and cut shapes.
2. Place stencil over cutout shape and lightly press with the palm of your hand so it lays flat.
3. Now you have two options:
Sprinkle over openings with cinnamon sugar. Brush with a pastry brush or rub with your palm to press the sugar into the dough. Gently lift stencil.
Using powdered food colors, brush into stencil openings. Gently lift stencil.