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Fork Spoon Knife is the personal blog of Asha where she chronicles her journeys in food through stories, recipes and photographs. She can also be found doodling and sharing her experiences as below.

 
                        

Snow.... and Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crinkle Cookies



Chocolate Peanut Butter Crinkles... I think they encapsulate life. Light, dark and the cracks that both join and divide! Quakes in life cause fissures, which, test you for sure, but can also make you stronger. Where you come out is, perhaps, dependent on your outlook and your perceptions but the choice exists?

Btw, it snowed. This Saturday. It was beautiful. I watched the light, mesmerizing snow flakes dancing their way down to slowly, ever so slowly, building their white castles and carpeting everything they touched in a shroud of virginity.


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Boots in snow



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Cozily ensconced inside my toasty warm house, with a cup of steaming milk, cookies and multiple episodes of Big Bang theory was the best Saturday afternoon spent. Having leftover spicy Chinese food as a ready meal also helped .. :)


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icicles off a shop awning



It wasn't a dump but it was enough for people to cross country ski in the Park. Sunday evening and it was still all pristinely white in the Park. I went for a run. I was surprised by the snow on the ground. It was packed. It was an experience running on it. Very tiring and exhilarating at the same time. I recommend it. It's ofcourse a great work out!


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I think calling these Snow Cookies is apt!



Peanut Butter Chocolate Crinkles
(adapted from Martha Stewart)

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (preferrably Dutch processed)
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1-1/2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup whole milk
2 T peanut butter

For rolling:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar

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Sift together the dry ingredients. Beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg one at a time and beat to incorporate. Add the peanut butter and molten chocolate.

Fold in half the dry mixture followed by half the milk and repeat. Chill dough for a couple of hours until firm to touch. You can store this dough overnight.

When ready to bake, pre heat the oven to 350F. Pinch 1 tablespoon sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Coat each ball generously in the granulated sugar and then in powdered sugar and place on baking tray about 1.5 inches apart.

Bake cookies until the top is cracked, about 12 minutes. Cool on rack completely. They can be stored at room temperature in an air tight container for upto three days but you'll be surprised if they are not inhaled in utmost two! :)

14 comments:

  1. This Florida girl is insanely jealous of your snow. And cookies.

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  2. Oh, lucky you! I love snow. Those cookies look irresistible and your photography is amazing.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. I haven't seen any snow in London this winter, but I can enjoy your pictures, I definitely do... and lovely cookies!

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  4. Takes me back to my days in Canada - everything looks so familiar.The heaps of snow, expanse of white everywhere,the hanging icicles.It was in a way beautiful but I dreaded the dank weather.Would be too much if it snowed at a stretch!Down south here in the US,there is no snow at all - so had a nice time looking at your snow photos:)Lovely cookies and I can almost feel the toasty warmth:)

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  5. Hi Asha~This is my first time visiting your blog and I am wowed! It is beautifully written, your photo's are exquisite and your cookies have me salivating! Kudos!

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  6. Ah. so refreshing to see snow. We are in deep summer heat in Australia :)

    Lovely cookies. These are my favourite.

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  7. The scenery is so pretty. I love the look of the cookies too. Perfect for a snowy day.

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  8. Fun to see your boots in the snow while we are in summer down here ;)
    And cookies any time ;) Stay warm !

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  9. The snow looks so beautiful!!!! As do your gorgeous crinkle cookies. I love their beautiful white caps.

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  10. Nice posts,,,
    rosesandgifts.com

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  11. Your snow photos are so beautiful! Actually, all your photos look beautiful – and the crinkle cookies just look so adorable! I can't wait to try these out, they look so tempting…

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  12. Such a lovely, reflective post... Looks like a wonderful trip.

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  13. beautiful crinkle cookies and winter pictures

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  14. Beautiful pics, and those cookies look yum!

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