One of my closest friends, Kim recently lost her uncle. He was a dedicated fireman for 35 years and even served as Battalion Chief for 22 of those years. Kim wanted to give something to her cousin, Ginny, who has two boys of her own, to not only brighten their day, but also to help celebrate the life of Ginny's father. Because of his service, firefighter cookies were the natural inspiration.
While I did not have the opportunity to know Kim's uncle and Ginny's father, I do know he was an incredible man who will be missed. I hope these cookies can bring a smile to your face as you remember and treasure the time you had with him.