Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brownie Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting and my first GIVEAWAY

What motivated you to start your blog ?
Peanut butter
I started to write my first post on this blog about two years ago. The main reason why I made it was for my food photography. I wanted to submit my food photos to DMBLGiT, an international monthly food photo contest. One of the rules says that I must have a blog where the photos were posted. So, it all began with a simple post and photos. :)

For the last 2 years I've been keeping my works, passion and love through words and photos. From preparing all ingredients, cooking, food styling, photographing, editing and finally I write a post on my blog and share it with you. I enjoy every steps though. But I never say it was easy, writing a post is not easy for me. Now, this blog has become my second home. I keep it neat and clean.

As I promised you on my post on December 2011, I'm celebrating my 2nd blog anniversary. Before you go to the details, please enjoy Donna Hay's Brownie cookies with peanut butter frosting. I did some adjusting in the recipe (I reduced the sugar) and made it not too sweet for my tooth. :D I also stored the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge. It tastes much much better !!

Brownie cookies with peanut butter frosting

Ingredients :

Brownie cookies :
- 175 gr dark chocolate, chopped
- 20 gr butter
- 1 eggs
- 50 gr caster (superfine) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 13 gr plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, sifted

Peanut butter frosting :
- 60 gr icing (confectioner’s) sugar mixture
- 140 gr smooth peanut butter
- 40 gr butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 40 ml single (pouring) cream

How to :

1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
2. Cookies : Place the chocolate and the butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Set aside.
3. Place the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk for 15 minutes or until pale and creamy. Stir through the flour, baking powder and chocolate mixture and allow to stand for 30 minutes.
4. Spoon tablespoonfuls of the mixture at a time, onto baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool completely on trays. 
5. Peanut butter frosting : place the sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 6  minutes or until light and fluffy.
6. Add the cream and beat for a further 2 minutes. 
7. Spread half the cookies with the peanut butter frosting and sandwich with the remaining cookies.


To show my gratitude on my 2nd blog anniversary this year, I'm hosting a BLOG ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY ! A set of porcelain white bowl with a wooden tray as the prize. Looks perfect for your food photography props or you could use it daily on your dining table.

A set of porcelain white bowl with wooden tray

How to enter :
1. Write about "The reason why you started blogging" on your post and mention about this event (and link back to this post). 
2. Leave a comment in this post telling me you have done so, including the link of your post. (can be written in English or Bahasa Indonesia).

Terms and conditions :
1. This giveaway is open internationally.
2. Only one comment per person. (only comment with URL of your post will be counted)
3. This giveaway will run until January 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM. I will announce the winner on February 2, 2012.
4. The winner will randomly  be chosen.

Good luck everyone !


  1. Happy Blogiversary and to many more! That is an awesome giveaway.

    Wonderful cookies! That frosting is irresistible.

    Best wishes for 2012!



  2. Thanks so much, Rosa. Happy New Year to you.
    You could enter the event too if you want. :)

  3. This article is wonderful as it helps me to get the sort of information that i needed.I am thankful as i got your article when was searching photo contest

  4. Happy Blogiversary! As you said,writing a blog post is by all means no easy work and kudos for pulling it off this long.First time to your blog and in love with your photos.

  5. hwwaaaa....itu bowl nya, kalo aku nggak dapet bisa kebayang2 sampe mimpi mbak....unyu..unyuuuuu.... aniweiiii.... happy blogiversary ya mbak...sukses terus deh..dan gak kapok walaupun maling2 foto selalu mengintai..^^ salam jepretttsss!!!!!!!

  6. bowl! i want it..i want it hahahaha....

  7. Happy blogiversary Tika and camplang-cemplung.
    Keep it up!

  8. Selamat pergantian Tahun :) Salam Kenal mbak..

    Permisi mau join giveawaynya ya..

    Check the posting out :

    Good Luck buat giveawaynya ya :)

  9. Perfect eye candy treat to celebrate the blog anniversary......Congrats dear.....wish your blog many more yum years with rocking posts....u always amaze me with your photography.....:-)

  10. Mbaaaaak, selamat hari jadi blog ya...
    Blognya tambah keren dengan penampilan yang baru.

    Aku pingin ikutan kontes giveawaynya dan URL linknya ada di

    Semoga aku bisa jadi the lucky winner *yang naksir berat sama mangkok dan alasnya*

  11. salam kenal, mbak tika. saya suka banget loh nongkrongin blog keren inih. abis posting n potonya bagus-bagusssss. semoga saya juga bisa ketularan okenya :) oya mbak, mo ngeramein blog anniversary giveaway juga nih. cerita saya di sini ya, hatur nuhun.

  12. I have no doubt that your brownie cookies with peanut butter will haunt me for some days since I'm a huge fan of chocolate and peanut butter, hoooaaah. *kiriiiimmm... hihihihihi ;D

    Tu wa ga paaat.... Happy 2nd anniversary Cemplang Cemplung ^^. What a wonderful two-year blogging you had with many supportive friends and readers (please exclude the ones did photo copyright piracy ;p). Thanks for sharing us with your wonderful photos and stories *hugs ^^

    Btw, I had already shared this happy news in my blog. Hope more participants will take a part :D

  13. I wonder how I missed this beautiful blog so far, for the next few hours I'm going to be stuck with the beautiful photographs in your blog, lovely work and that's a great giveaway to celebrate your blog anniversary.

  14. i'm in!! :)
    *komat kamit berdoa supaya dapetin hadiahnya*

    hehehe.. pick me pick me..

  15. A new and great recipe brought by this site, definitely a remarkable one. With a little experience on baking you can do brownie cookie with peanut butter frosting.

  16. Hi Mbak Tika, salam kenal ya. Mo ikutan antri giveawaynya nih :) Abis ikutan tempat mbak peppy sekarang mengadu nasib ke blognya mbak Tika, semoga beruntung dah dapet souvenir cantiknya :) Happy second bloggiversary ya mbak :) SUkses terus and foto2nya makin ciamik aja. Link ku :

  17. There are zillion reasons behind my blogging....but one single reason it...i love food write about food, to click food, to spun a around around food, to learn new and different food cultures, etc......Here is an link which tells you more on my food passion...

  18. hmm terlihat manis dari tampilannya ya.


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