Peanut butter kiss cookies

May 22, 2008
Peanut butter kiss cookies are absolutely easy and quick to bake. These moist buttery cookies are perfect for afternoon tea.

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

Peanut butter kiss cookies

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pkt Chocolate kisses

Preheat the oven at 160 degrees fan forced. Sift flour, almond meal salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk in peanut butter and unsalted butter together until soft and creamy. Add sugar gradually. Mix them until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add shifted flour to the batter and mix well.

Roll into marble size balls and place them on a lined cookie sheet. Bake them for 8 to 10 min. Remove them from the oven and while they are still hot, place the chocolate kisses and press them slightly. Let them set aside for 10 minutes.

Alternatively, roll the dough into small balls. Place them on a lined cookie sheet. Gently flattened them with a fork, to make the traditional mark on the top of the cookie. Bake for about 8 to 10 mins.





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  • Reply Srivalli May 22, 2008 at 9:23 am

    lovely chocolates!

  • Reply Rachel May 22, 2008 at 9:46 am

    An ideal way to keep the kids busy…

  • Reply Arundathi May 22, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    they do love helping out in the cooking, don’t they? adorable! and i love your teapot!

  • Reply ranji May 22, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    oh pearl!!why this torture…have some mercy on us…the chocolate kisses are realllllllllly delcious and sooooooooo good and tempting..:)

  • Reply Alpa May 22, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    i just love the last picture! it feels like you have guests coming over for tea! i’m sure the little one had a lot of fun making & eating these!

  • Reply Mansi Desai May 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    a sous-chef in the making! tell Rohan he’s an expert baker!:) he can send these cuties to my Monthly Mingle event!:)

  • Reply Uma May 22, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    such lovely cookies with chocolate kisses! Your kid is a good baker (with a little help from mommy!), he he! Love all the pictures. The teapot is beautiful.

  • Reply Hetal May 22, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Hey you have such delicious recipes in ur blog..These cookies are mouth watering..

  • Reply Cham May 22, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    I love the tea party, last pic is awesome…. The little prince is a good baker 🙂

  • Reply bee May 22, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    beautiful cookies.

  • Reply Sangeeth May 22, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    lovely cookies and a good way to keep kids busy 🙂 luved all ur pics….wud have been nice if u had a pic of ur son helping u;)

  • Reply Divya Vikram May 23, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Wow..the cookies look too cute..Love the kisses on top..Would love to have them with tea too

  • Reply divya May 23, 2008 at 1:06 am

    ohhh! gotcha!.I dint connect your name with the blog with ur mail 🙂 The choco kisses luk wonderful..Yum!

  • Reply Asha May 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    I know how you feel! I get about 6hrs everyday, Heaven!:D

    But we do miss them when they start school for the first time though.Hugs to you.

  • Reply Trupti May 23, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    You are welcome Shibani. You deserve this award.

    lovely chocolate kisses & glad ur kid help you with this.

  • Reply meeso May 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    “Little monster” :)) That is my universal name for all kids near and dear 😀 These are one of my favorite cookies, and although I’ve never made them, I look for them at parties and bake-sales and such. I think It’s time to make my own!

  • Reply Daziano May 25, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Those are so cute and lovely!

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