Dip edges of baked and cooled cookies in melted milk, semisweet or dark chocolate for a decorative and tasty finish.
Place the dough between flat wooden or plastic rulers or between 1/8-inch-thick wooden dowels from a craft or home store. Roll the rolling pin over the rulers or rods to make the dough an even thickness.
It's easy to make leaf-shaped cutout cookies look like the real thing. To make the veins, just use a table knife to score the cookie dough before baking--that's all there is to it! During baking, the cookies puff slightly and the veins show up nicely when they're done. For inspiration, check out leaves on trees in your yard or in floral arrangements.