Step 1: Gather your materials
-A rolling pin
-A cookie cutter (your choice of shape)
-Usually it's a good idea to use a small cutter, not much material to work with
-Some licorice, mine came in convenient 'plugs'
Step 2: Rolling out the licorice
Put your licorice on the surface you're working on, and roll it flat with the rolling pin. Roll it out lengthwise until it's the length of your shape, and then turn it 90 degrees and roll again, until it is the appropriate width. The second roll is generally harder than the first, because the licorice is flatter than at the start, and therefore harder to flatten further.