So just a quick update: I'm officially a college sophomore majoring in chemistry and studio art and am super excited about it. My first year of college was pretty great - lots of new friends, learned a TON, and had more new experiences than I could have ever hoped for (welding anyone?). I even took up running which is something I never thought would happen. I'm definitely no marathon runner, but that is a-okay with me. After three miles, I look like a huffing and puffing tomato, but a smiling huffing and puffing tomato. I choose to focus on that smiling part because really that's why I do it - I thoroughly enjoy it, and it clears my mind. I even have a running buddy! Running is the perfect study break, as is riding my horse. Yep, my horse came with me to get educated too! He particularly enjoyed his grass identification class. And you know what he learned? If it's green, it's edible. Heck, even if it isn't green, it is still edible to him. Anyway, he's been great to have with me (and no, he of course didn't actually take classes, but he did love the pasture he was turned out in everyday).
Okay, so all of that is great and all, but really, it has nothing to do with the point of this post. This post is all about the cookies, the best cookies EVER. I have been cooking and baking a lot since I got back home for the summer as my dorm did not have a kitchen so I was practically banned from cooking for the past eight months (if I drop out of college, that will be the reason why). Of course, I've been cooking up lots of healthy meals per usual, but then I saw these cookies. One look at them and, um, I needed to make them. Like ASAP. Sure, I have a great go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I just couldn't turn down the chance to try these. Life is all about balance, right? Besides, I pretty much go weak in the knees when chocolate is involved. And after trying these, boy am I glad.
Well for now, I am off. Again, I don't know if I will be back, I just could not resist sharing this recipe with you. That would just be too cruel - no true friend would keep this recipe from you. Happy baking!