Growing up, holidays meant tradition. More than doing the same thing the same way year after year, we relied on certain things that were only done during the Advent season. One of these traditions is my great-grandmother's molasses cut-out cookies with hard sugar frosting.
My sister and I used to paint them with colored frosting and cheap plastic paint brushes. It was a highly anticipated project that we did with Granny. Last year, my older sister made the cookies while we were all home in Seattle. This year, I made them with Ikaika.