On the 23rd of April 2009. The day before we got signed on the dotted line. I don’t remember much, except that I felt the butterflies in my stomach, the quiet excitedness that I’m marrying the man that I love.
Every year, I write a post on what I learned and what I aim to achieve in our married life for the next year. This year though, I thought I would do something in addition to that. I wanted to pause and recall those moments 6 years ago.
So often life gets ahead of us. We rush and run. Work gets ahead. Having Asher changes things. It’s really easy to let time slips through our fingers and forget why we are here in the first place.
6 years ago. The day before.
I was a ball of emotions. I don’t remember feeling fear. I remember feeling a sense of calm. I prayed. It was like I just knew that the decision will be the right one. I remembered thinking back my health scare (where I found a lump on my neck- turned out to be nothing), and how hubby held my hand and said he will be there. I recall those days where I was overweight and was heavier (and taller) than him while we were dating. That did not faze him. I thought back of my anxiety while writing my thesis. He greeted me with coffee. I closed my eyes and remembered how we prayed together, when we did not know if we should move our relationship forward. I giggle as I recall how anxious he was when he asked me to be his girlfriend and even more so when he asked me to marry him.
Fast forward. 6 years. The day before we signed the papers.
These cookies have been 10 years in the making. I know how much hubby loves these. I’m pleased to say my last experimentation worked. Coconut sugar was the key. It add the melt in your mouth texture, and not a lot was needed as well. You deserve every bite my darling! Thanks for the patience, as I made these gems!
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup of walnuts
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup of dark chocolate 85%
- 1 tablespoons of water
- Preheat Oven to 180C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- In a food processor, whisk everything up. Roll them into balls and gently press them down. Bake for 20-25 minutes till golden brown.