It was Rohan’s morning session at school and the date and time had been completely wiped out of my memory. So waiting at the bus stop I was planning to schedule my time when my little monster is away at school. It is freedom for 4 hours & all to myself .Well I do need an occasional break from constantly chattering and concocting tales and answering to his endless barrage of questions.
When the waiting time for the bus got extended and I glanced at my watch, loudly exclaiming “oh it is late”, I gave a call to the bus monitor to find out what was up. Stuck up in the Beijing traffic I reckoned. Oh no!!! I missed my freedom today & my complete plan crumbled like a pack of cards. No more uninterrupted long showers, no going to gym, oh boy!! Now the biggest challenge was to keep him occupied. I hate the idea of him sitting in front of the idiot box with nothing penetrating his mind and just dumb characters dancing their merry tunes.
He was bored & so was I .And I just hinted him why not bake some chocolate kiss. I had bookmarked this recipe. But I made some variation by altering the flour required. Instead I supplemented it with some almond meal as any concerned mom would do for her kids to get more and more nutritious diet.
I have now consciously put my foot down to reduce the amount of butter in the cake and cookies , even if we do sacrifice a bit of the moist and crunchiness’ I have started with a simple measure of reducing the number of tablespoons to just 2 tbslp , If the recipe calls for 5 tslp I reduce it to 3 tbslp. So this how we ended up making our peanut butter cookies.
The whole process was therapeutic and the apple of my eye enjoyed the baking .Later I forced him to take nap, ha ha ha. So we both got what we wanted in the end.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tbslp butter
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 pkt Chocolate kisses
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift flour, and soda. Beat butter until soft.Add the sugar gradually and blend until creamy. Beat in eggs.peanut butter, salt and vanilla . Add the flours to thebatter and mix well.
Make small ball and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake them for 8 to 10 min. remove soon and while still hot place the chocolate kisses and press them slightly.
When cool it will automatically settle down.
OR you can Roll the dough into small balls Place them on a greased cookiesheet. Press them flat with a fork (to make the traditional markon the top of the cookie. Bake for about 8 to 10 mins.
Oh some don’t have kisses. But I enjoyed with a cup of Chinese tea while he was taking a siesta.
This kisses are my entry to monthlymingle hosted by Mansi of Funnfood , even started by Meeta of whatsforlunchhoney.