My sister and I started making these cookies in our early teens. We made them every year until I moved out of state and got married. We would spend an afternoon rolling out the dough and carefully decorating gingerbread men, women, Christmas trees, stars, etc. with colored sugars, nuts and miniature chocolate chips. One year we decorated them with homemade buttercream frosting in various colors. I continued the tradition when my children were toddlers and today continue to make them with my adult daughter.
– Janet Hawes-Davis, wife of Steve Davis, Manager of Regulatory Compliance