It was Rohan’s morning session at school and I think I messed the time and date as usual. So waiting at the bus stop I was planning to schedule my time when my little monster is away at school. It’s 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!!! It was different story altogether.The massive road blocks couldn’t get the bus on time. 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 peanut butter kiss cookies. I had bookmarked this recipe. 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 tbsp, If the recipe calls for 5 tbsp I reduce it to 3 tbsp. So this how we ended up making our peanut butter kiss cookies. The whole process was therapeutic and the apple of my eye enjoyed the baking . Later I forced him to take a nap, ha ha ha. So we both got what we wanted in the end.
How to bake Peanut Butter kiss cookies