Whenever start feeling old, that college nostalgia always creeps back into mind. You know what I mean… life seem so dramatically different without a family or really any responsibilities.
Last week, I had the best time hanging out with some of the sweetest girls I know. My old college roommates. Everything was the same as it used to be… and yet dramatically different.
Do you have a group of friends you would always hang out pre-marriage and kids? The kind that you could count on and talk with no matter what? Well, these were my girls. We’ve been friends since our freshman dorm room days.
Life comes at you quick when after you join the real world of marriage and kids. Priorities naturally shift from fun out with friends to fun with the family. But that’s the really neat thing with close friends. You never loose that connection, even if you can’t see them in person on a regular basis. You just catch up over the phone and it’s never that awkward pause or thought you’ve offended them. You just simply pick up where you left off. If schedules ever allow, you get to meet every few weeks with the kids.
This is that type of college-bond you can’t fully describe. It’s not quite like we’re sisters (since we never fight) but it’s a family connection where we’d do just about anything for each other. We’ve evolved from watching out for each other at drinking parties, to scheduling a dinner just to hang out, to attending weddings and holding babies in our arms.
Our last get together was different because this was the first time we all sat together as group of moms and not just girl friends. The last of our group just had a baby girl.
And get this… I’ve been asked to be the God Mother!!
Not gonna lie, I totally cried when she asked me. It’s such an honor. I guess this means I officially have a daughter now. 🙂 And a super cute one I might add. I’m going to spoiled her with all the cute girlie clothes I see but can never buy for my boys. This weekend is the Baptism and just beyond thrilled!
I’ll be bring these cookies along for a sweet treat at the end. I made these cookie once and she couldn’t stop talking about them. They remind her of her grandmother’s house since she always made ginger molasses cookies (or gingersnap cookies so similar). She was a little disappointed the last we met since I tried a chocolate version (it’s not ready yet but I’ll post it here later).
To make it up I’ll be bring her an entire batch of gluten free vegan gingersnap cookies along with an extra special coconut cream filling. All together these gingersnap cookies are a sugar overload with just the right amount of spice.
Hope you like them as much as she does!
Gluten Free Vegan Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies
Author: Laura @ Petite Allergy Treats
- 1 can coconut cream (not coconut milk)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Refrigerator can of coconut overnight. Scoop all solid coconut and separate the remaining liquid.
- Beat coconut solids on high for 1 minute. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat another 4 minutes until smooth.
- Fill a zip lock bag and pipe onto cookies. (A decorating tip can be used but not necessary.)
- Freeze any left overs.
Notes: These can be made separate in advance and combined last minute. Keep coconut cream cool or else it will become a liquid state again an cause the cookies to become soggy create a mess.