Taking the summer off post-graduation is a blessing that I am entirely grateful for. As relaxing as it is, though, I’ve found that I feel awful when I get into the cycle where I’m doing nothing that’s actually productive or self-enriching. In an attempt to counter that, I’ve been putting in the effort to do more of the things I enjoy that typically would have taken a backseat during busier times. One of these activities is baking. Several days ago I made these chocolate-caramel cookies, which was effective in satisfying both my restlessness as well as my sweet tooth at once.