Then he looked up and gave me a slip of paper "S-T-O-P" which he has cut. In his 3-year-oldness naivity, he said, "Mama, this is for you. When your boss scolds you, you take out this paper and tell him to S-T-O-P STOP!".
To me, this is the rawest form of love and concerns coming from the heart of a 3-year-old... If you are a mum, you can feel my euphoria. .
To the love that my little one has showered, I made this bear cookie which he has asked for weeks...
Peanut Butter Cookie
I picked up the recipe from Nic's blog.
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup butter, slightly softened
½ cup brown sugar (I used 1/3 cup)
½ cup white sugar (I used 1/3 cup)
1 egg ( I replaced with 50ml of milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup peanut butter (I used crunchy ones)
I love this peanut butter, best that I have tasted so far. Unfortunately it's only available at NTUC Finest.
- Preheat oven to 350F / 180°C.
- Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
- Cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg/milk, followed by vanilla and peanut butter and beat well.
- Add in dry ingredients and beat on low speed until combined.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet.
- Using a fork, mark grids on the top of each cookie, dipping the fork in water after each cookie. ( this step is important is you want to get the pretty grid markings on the cookie)
- Bake for 11 to 12 minutes, until the edges just begin to turn brown.
- Cool on wire rack. Once cool, store in an airtight container immediately.
Note from Nic: I use natural, salted peanut butter. You get a more buttery cookie by using the natural peanut butter, since it doesn't have all that extra sugar. The cookie will also be more brittle/crumbly if you use processed peanut butter, so I would recommend adding an extra tablespoon of butter.