Every family has holiday traditions, and for ours it's my mother's cookies. Known to some around town as "the cookie lady", she creates and delivers festive plates to neighbors, friends...and even the mailman. For a few years now I've wanted to document her process of baking these recipes, the one's I've grown up with and have been an important part of our family holiday traditions. Here, at the age of 83, she's still at it! Every year she makes these gingerbread men for us to hang on our trees - these guys are for decoration only! It can be an all day process, but she mixes, rolls, and lovingly personalizes each one. It marks the beginning of the holiday season - can't wait to get our tree!