All you need to make custom stencils for holiday cookies is a plastic lid or an index card.
1. Download templates, enlarging if desired (we enlarged by 155 percent); cut out. Trace shape onto lid or card. Cut out with a craft knife.
2. Lay stencil on cookie. Using a fine sieve, sprinkle confectioners' sugar on top. Lift stencil carefully.
Get the chocolate-cookie recipe.