Almond Butter Cookies

You know, if you’re having trouble making friends in new places, make cookies. It’s pure magic. (Read: This.)

I know that you’re screaming and yelling at me because I have broken my promise yet again. Those healthy chocolate PB breakfast cookies? Yeah, I haven’t finished the recipe yet. I’ll have them soon, blah blah, blah… On a more important note:

IMG_0190_1Bam. Almond Butta Cookies!

Let’s talk. As you hopefully know, I currently live in the dorms. And I made these in the communal kitchen. Yeah, I took the first batch out of the oven, they lasted approximately 30 seconds.

No hate! Didn’t I say yesterday that I show my love by cooking/baking for people? Yes, I was really feeling the luh. These were the first cookies I’ve shared with people in the dorm, and I have to say it was a great recipe to start off with! Get ready, there’s more where that came from…

IMG_0188_1These cookies have just the right amount of sweetness from the brown sugar to let the almond butter be the star of the treat.

AND the simplicity of this recipe really allows you to put your own twist on it. As you can see, I decided on Christmas dark chocolate chips, MMMMMMM yeaaah.

Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups almond butter

1 + a little more of another* eggs

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions

Beat the eggs in a medium sized bowl. Add everything but the chips and stir well. Fold in the chips carefully, so they’re distributed equally. Using your hands, mold dough into 1 1/2 T balls. Bake for about 10 minutes and let cool for another 10. Enjoy warm!

*I found that 1 cup chocolate chips was too much for the original recipe, and since I had already made the dough, I simply added a little more of everything (except for the sugar) to make it more dough-y.

As for the healthy chocolate cookies, they will be done by Sunday night. Deal?

Eating Together

I wanted to share something that’s been on my heart tonight. I know I promised a recipe for cookies today, but they are still in progress. Please, forgive me. What’s that? You wouldn’t make them right now anyway because it’s 2:30 in the morning? Right…

Friends, I wanted to discuss with you the idea of eating together.

Sharing a meal with your loved ones goes so much further than what is on the table in front of you. When you eat a meal with the people you love and cherish, it brings you closer in a way that nothing else can. 

That’s why I love food so much. It’s not just the taste (Read: It’s a big part of it) but the experience, the process. Eating is a gift to be celebrated, no matter what it is you’re having. 

Now, bear with me here… If preparing food/eating was be a love language, I would fall under its category. I show my love by cooking for people. (Note: Of course, that’s not the only way I show love, but that’s beside the point)

Think about it. What do you do when you go on a first date? Have dinner. Talk with friends about life? Coffee. Even scripturally, Jesus shared what with His disciples before His death? A meal. Bread and wine. Humans bond in a unique way over it.  

Now, I realize that our world often abuses food. Gluttony, lack thereof, diets, binge eating. The list goes on. But the truth is that we are blessed to have the opportunities to share meals with the ones we love, and we should cherish that and not abuse the gift.

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What do you think? Do you celebrate eating together with the ones you love?

Just a little food for thought < ;)