Let me start by saying I love any story that starts with love for a grandma and especially one that bakes. This is exactly how Heather and Rob’s story begins. Heather’s grandmother’s lived next to Rob. When Heather would visit her grandmother, she noticed the boy next door and he caught her eye. Since he was a little bit older than she, it wasn’t until few years later when Rob worked with one of Heather’s friends they made the connection. After hearing how amazing of a person she was, Rob mustered up the courage to ask her out. Right away he knew that Heather was the one. This weekend we are celebrating their love and union the of their little family and including sweet daughter Logan. Marc and I are looking forward to capturing their special day in one of our favorite towns – Galena.
Since Heather’s and Rob’s story began at her grandmother’s home, it inspired me to share one of my favorite recipes from my own grandmother. I remember walking into my grandmother’s home and always enjoying the pleasant smell of whatever she was baking that day. Gingersnap cookies were one of my favorite treats and I, of course, was always more than happy to eat them. Today I am so excited to be sharing her recipe with you. This is the perfect Fall treat and we paired this treat perfectly with a Fall inspired cocktail – Honey Jack Apple Martini.
We are looking forward to seeing you and celebrating with your friends and family tomorrow!
Grandma Leona’s Gingersnap Cookies
2 cups flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Sift dry ingredients twice (flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon and salt). Set aside. In mixing bowl blend sugar with shortening. Add in egg, sugar, and molasses. Slowly fold in dry ingredient mixture. Make 1 inch balls with dough. Roll in white sugar and place on non-stick baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool.
Honey Jack Apple Martini
2 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey
1 oz apple cider
1/2 oz lemon juice
thin apple slice
Add whiskey, apple cider, lemon juice into ice filled shaker. Shake. Serve in martini glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick and apple slice.