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Megans Cookin: Recipe for World Peace!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Recipe for World Peace!

 That would be a recipe for World Peace Cookies!

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But if everyone got together and made these cookies and shared, I’m sure they would bring world peace!


It’s The 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies!

And I bring to you the most amazing cookie!

I don't often make the same cookie…


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my Harvest Sugar Cookie and this cookie would be the exception. We love these!

Easy to make, great dough to freeze, and an exceptional taste make this cookie a winner. It’s a nice cookie dough to have stashed (frozen) when you need something for the little elves that might stop by this holiday season!

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If you haven’t tried World Peace cookies,

world peace cookies

You really need to make these.

world peace cookies

They are our favorite and they really are that good!

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World Peace Cookies

By Dorie Greenspan

(Printable Recipe)

1 1/4 cups (175 grams) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (30 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick plus 3 tablespoons (11 tablespoons or 150 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup (120 grams) (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel or 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 ounces (150 grams) bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips, or a generous 3/4 cup store-bought mini chocolate chips

Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together.

Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until soft and creamy. Add both sugars, the salt and vanilla extract and beat for 2 minutes more.

Turn off the mixer. Pour in the flour, drape a kitchen towel over the stand mixer to protect yourself and your kitchen from flying flour and pulse the mixer at low speed about 5 times, a second or two each time. Take a peek — if there is still a lot of flour on the surface of the dough, pulse a couple of times more; if not, remove the towel. Continuing at low speed, mix for about 30 seconds more, just until the flour disappears into the dough — for the best texture, work the dough as little as possible once the flour is added, and don’t be concerned if the dough looks a little crumbly. Toss in the chocolate pieces and mix only to incorporate.

Turn the dough out onto a work surface, gather it together and divide it in half. Working with one half at a time, shape the dough into logs that are 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate them for at least 3 hours. (The dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months. If you’ve frozen the dough, you needn’t defrost it before baking — just slice the logs into cookies and bake the cookies 1 minute longer.)

Getting ready to bake: Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Working with a sharp thin knife, slice the logs into rounds that are 1/2 inch thick. (The rounds are likely to crack as you’re cutting them — don’t be concerned, just squeeze the bits back onto each cookie.) Arrange the rounds on the baking sheets, leaving about one inch between them.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time for 12 minutes — they won’t look done, nor will they be firm, but that’s just the way they should be. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and let the cookies rest until they are only just warm, at which point you can serve them or let them reach room temperature.

More Christmas Cookies!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Chocolate and Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Christmas Orange and Cinnamon Cookies

Chambord Crisps

Cranberry Crumb Bars

I’m linking these cookies to Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum!


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Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I've heard wonderful things about these!

October 30, 2009 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger April said...

We love them too! They are good cookies!

October 30, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

I made those last year, and although I didn't care for them, everyone raved about how great they were. Perhaps I should try again!

October 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I have heard so much about these cookies they are now on my baking list for my Christmas platter! I'll make sure I have all the ingredients!

October 30, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

These sound awesome! I'm going to try them for sure!

October 30, 2009 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

GREAT!!! recipe for a family favorite, cookies. I love chocolate so this recipe is a must in my book and the cranberry crumb bar sounds wonderful.

October 30, 2009 at 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

Yummy! Thanks for posting these, I'll be trying them this holiday season.

October 30, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I made these cookies once. Feel free to stop over and see my post


October 31, 2009 at 5:08 AM  
Blogger tinyskillet said...

What a great cookie. I like the fact that they freeze well. I have two cookies that I make often. One is my Ginger Shortbread cookies. I have a roll in the freezer now.

Yours are on my list to make. Thanks!

October 31, 2009 at 5:24 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Yeah these are fantastic cookies. So easy to slice and bake! How many weeks til Christmas? Man I gotta get shopping :)

October 31, 2009 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Don't you just love the name of these? That in itself would be reason enough for me to make them, grins.

October 31, 2009 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

I have read about these before, all raves.. what am I waiting for..

October 31, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

They look and sound terrific. I'm a big fan of chocolate and world peace :D

October 31, 2009 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger B. said...

Oh my word these look tasty! And I love that they are freezable too! I am a big fan of freezing for later

October 31, 2009 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger SnoWhite said...

Megan, these look so delicious!

October 31, 2009 at 10:44 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

These would make me peaceful!

November 1, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh these look just wonderful! i love all of these cookie recipes!

November 1, 2009 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

that is some knife you got there! hehe they look delicious!

November 2, 2009 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I keep hearing about these and still haven't made them. They look so good, and I definitely have the book, so I guess I should just go ahead and make them eh??

November 2, 2009 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I have heard nothing but rave reviews of these cookies. I think it's about time that I give them a try! Yours look wonderful!

November 2, 2009 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

A little birdie told me you want to be a featured blogger..e-mail me.

November 2, 2009 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

These look awesome! I'm such a chocoholic...they'd be perfect for me!

And those Harvest Sugar Cookies?! Beautiful!

November 3, 2009 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

They look so rich and decadent - my kids would gobble them right up.

November 4, 2009 at 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Lynda said...


Those look awesome. I say anything with chocolate is a winner. I'll definitely try making these.

November 5, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks Great!

November 6, 2009 at 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I made these today and they are excellent! Thanks so much for posting these, although, I think they might cause a little riff if you run out of milk :-)

November 8, 2009 at 3:22 PM  

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