This week on Tuedsays With Dorie, Jessica from Cookbook Habit chose Dorie's World Peace Cookies....their name meaning exactly that--Dorie points out that they are so scrumptous, that if only everyone would have some, then it would pave the way to a happier, better world for all.
Reading the recipe I knew I'd love these...These may look like 'chocolate chocolate chip' cookies to you...but oh no...the texture is more shortbread than a traditional 'cookie', and once you bite in, get that rich chocolate, you then are struck ever so subtly, by the secret ingredient...salt. Nothing over the top, just some gentle sea salt to make you stop, savor, and go back for more.
Now, back to bringing about world peace via cookies. Mr. President, if I may suggest you bring these to every summit meeting, I think Dorie just may have a point here. Bring them along, tell two friends..."and they'll tell two friends, and they'll tell two friends, and so on, and so on, and so on..."
But I digress...so the dough for these cookies is easily put together...it is, as the recipe says, quite crumbly, which made shaping into 'logs' more like "shaping into planks" because it was crumbly and lots of patching had to be done. No rolling into nice round shape here, they rather took on a squared shape, as my slice and bake cookies have in the past.
After the 3 hr of chillin' I was ready to slice 'n' bake!
And, in a short time, voila!
Being a sweet and salty fan, I immediately fell for these cookies...they are AMAZING!! I felt the need to throw an email to my pal Cathy at 9pm one night just to tell her that I had baked them, and that they were incredible. (I agreed that once they hit room temp they were best, but after 1-2 days in the sealed container, I did not think the taste really held up..they were still darn good, but I thought they aged quite quickly...maybe those types of cookies normally do?)
The sweet and salty combo reminded me of the reason I loved the Chocolate Chunkers so much! These received the Seal of Approval from Dear Husband, but he pointed out that he is STILL waiting for me to re-make those Whopper cookies...sorry dear, but stay tuned, I promise, I will start cooking up some reruns soon!