Unwrap dough and place it between 2 pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, pound the top of the dough, working from left to right, to begin to flatten it, then turn the dough 90 degrees and repeat. Roll the dough out to about ¼ inch thick on a well floured surface to prevent sticking. Use decorative cutters to cut out the cookies and place on sheet pans, leaving space between them. NOTE: If dough is very stiff, squeeze in your hands to make it more pliable.