I actually met Autumn during that freshman year at Loyola. She lived on my floor, as did the two friends who took the train with me to the wedding.
An old picture from freshman year. Yes, that is a Twilight t-shirt on me. Feel free to mock.
I feel so blessed to have these friends in my life, and hope that they will continue to be a part of my life as I move on to law school.
Okay, enough schmaltz. This weekend had me getting a bit nostalgic (and weepy) but I will spare you any additional saccharine memories. Instead, I bring you a cookie recipe.
These are great cookies to eat when you're feeling all weepy and nostalgic over a friend's wedding and how you are no longer eight and can't order from the kid's menu at restaurants. They're also just really good cookies.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
(Adapted from Annie's Eats recipe)
1 cup butter (very cold and cubed)
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp coarse salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Mix in the cocoa powder until incorporated. Slowly add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix together. Fold in the peanut butter chips.
Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead until the dough comes together. This won't take too long. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and bake 4-6 cookies at a time for 16-20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack.
Any of you going through some growing pains?