As I sit outside on this warm spring afternoon soaking the sun’s rays (in hopes to rectify the vitamin D deficiency the long frosty winter months put us through up here) I realize how wonderful life truly is.
Even though its finals week here on campus, the sun always seems to pull people out from their study hibernation in order to enjoy a few hours of relaxation here and there. I know this from experience for just a few minutes ago I found myself locked inside doing work, feeling the sun’s heat peak through the painting studio’s windows. Today I am not the only one who has succumbed to this compulsion. A group of students are over at the BBQ pit enjoying a late lunch while probably reminiscing about the past year, students lying on blankets scatter the fields like some newfangled checkerboard, and every where you look people are running, biking, walking, or getting any bit of exercise they can. Even the dogs are enjoying these endless blue skies as their owners suddenly triple the lengths of their daily walks.
It is another picturesque day to add to the countless beauties that can be found in this world. All I can say, as the sun’s rays slowly make my eyes drift into a short nap, is that I am so fortunate to have the best group of friends and family anyone could ask for. I am here today, able to take in such beauties thanks to this support system, and because of that I am truly blessed.
Now on to some cookies 🙂
There is one recipe that I always turn to when I am in need of a quick dessert, Chocolate chip M&M cookies.
This is a recipe that I have been working on and perfecting over the past year and a half. I found its recipe origin one day while I was in Ireland and in need of something for an upcoming kayak water polo match. With a few little changes, the recipe was soon to be one of my favorites.
Here it is! Hope you guys enjoy it 🙂
Also, I only had older pictures of this recipe so sorry about the poor quality. Hopefully I will be updating them soon 🙂
Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp hot water
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large bar of dark chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cream together butter and sugar
- Beat in eggs one at a time
- Stir in vanilla
- Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to mix with salt
- Stir in flour, 1 cup at a time
- Stir in chocolate pieces and M&Ms
- Bake for 8- 10 min.
- Enjoy 🙂