Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TWD: World Peace Cookies (aka Give Peace a Chance)

Well I"m back in the swing of it with TWD (I have 2 out of 4 of the Feb recipes done already..my new year's resolution is to post more often!)

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.

Here is the dough 'pre-shaping'

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!

15 comments:

Cathy said...

You know know me, I got your email at 9:01 p.m. If you sent the same email to Mare, she would reply "glad you liked the cookies!" sometime after the Floating Islands. And then you'd be inspired to make the cookies again. I am glad you guys liked these! Glad to hear that they don't age well, although I can't imagine that they will ever last two days around here (the good thing is that you can always just bake whatever you need and leave the rest in the freezer!) Fine cookies, my friend!

pinkstripes said...

Great looking cookies! I, too, now know the wonder of these cookies. :P
YUM!

Matt's Kitchen said...

I'm a total slouch and woke up early this morning to catch up on my comments and to slice and bake the roll of dough I wrestled into a log last night. The dough definitely was crumbly!

n.o.e said...

Lisa, I am in total agreement with you about the wondrous nature of these. I'm pretty sure I've kept some of these - already cooked - in the freezer and they came out great. So funny that your husband prefers the malted ones. Thus proving that we all have different tastes!
Nancy

Flourchild said...

Im glad you liked them. I thought they were tasty too!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful job!!!! These cookies were awesome!

Maria said...

I love these too! The salt is the best!

Teanna said...

Oh man, Obama should totally bring these to summit meetings! They look delicious!

chocolatechic said...

These were just so wonderful.

Peggy said...

Your cookies look great. They really are "bringing us all together in a peaceful way" aren't they? :) I liked them!

Jessica said...

I finally made the whopper cookies the day after I made these cookies. It was chocolate cookie overload in the house, but in a good way (could there be a bad way?)
Your cookies look fantastic!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Great idea about bringing them to every summit meeting!

Jess said...

Those cookies look great!

TeaLady said...

These were really good, and yours look great. Yummy!

The Food Librarian said...

Your cookies look great and I'm glad you liked them. Good to know that they are best in the first days...which is NOT a problem! :) Great job!