TWD #5: World Peace Cookies

This weeks Tuesday’s with Dorie recipe is “Word Peace Cookies.”

They are quite delicious, no matter what my son with the unsophisticated tastes says. He thought they were “too salty.” But then again, he doesn’t like guacamole or grilled cheese. He’s a weirdo.

Poo on him!
And on my boss who told me recently that she “leaves the salt out of most recipes.”


I love salt.

In fact, a world without salt would be quite tasteless. (Heee heee)

I made the dough on Sunday, sifting the flour, cocoa powder, salt and leavening into one bowl and beating butter til light and fluffy in another. Granulated and brown sugar were added to the butter, followed by vanilla and then the dry ingredients were briefly beaten in and the chopped chocolate was mixed in via wooden spoon.

For the chocolate I used a mixture of Nestle semisweet mini-chips and Scharffen Berger 70% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate that I finely chopped.

At this point the dough looked like small pebbles so I was a bit worried. Nevertheless, I scooped it out into two piles on seperate pieces of waxed paper, picking up the edges of the paper, sling-like, I used the paper to press the dough into shape, easily forming two cohesive logs.

I sliced the chilled dough into 1/2″ rounds and baked it, a cookie sheet at a time, for 12 minutes. I did end up with a bit of crumbling during slicing, but the dissassembled pieces were easy re-attach, nevertheless, I ate most of them!

Upon removal from the oven, the cookies were sprinkled with salt. I couldn’t find the recommended fleur de sel in my area, so I used large grain sea salt, sprinkling four to five grains on each cookie.

You can see the salt in this picture:
Oh, and make sure you note the terribly “ungreen” foam plate.

Yes, these are salty cookies-in a good way. Very chocolatey with a wonderful sandy texture. I can see why they are named “World Peace Cookies.” Thank you so much Jessica of cookbookhabit for your excellent selection.


12 Responses to “TWD #5: World Peace Cookies”

  1. Secret Server Says:

    Jennifer, we did not even work together or discuss this week’s recipe, and we both mentioned our sons not liking them, and sprinkling them with salt. More cookies for us, I loved them. I have 2 left.

  2. chocolatechic Says:

    Your son doesn’t like grilled cheese?

    Poor kid just doesn’t know what he’s missing.

  3. Teanna Says:

    He doesn’t like grilled cheese or guacamole! That breaks my heart! Those cookies look delicious!

  4. Cathy Says:

    I am going to sprinkle more salt on mine the next time I make these. Kids! Who can trust their fickle tastes? It is obvious from the pictures that your cookies were delicious!

  5. Katrina Says:

    I really liked the salt in these. My husband didn’t care for them because of the salt. He’s silly like your coworker and doesn’t ever even salt his food. (I salt a lot of things for him before he ever even knows!)
    Yum-me cookies!

  6. jen Says:

    I love your cookies, your stories and your blog! Keep doin’ what ‘cha doin’!

  7. Spike Says:

    No grilled cheese? Leaving salt out of recipes? crazy! The cookies look perfect!

  8. Kristin Says:

    Great cookies! I like the sprinkling of salt on top. I love the idea you left on my blog about using the dough in ice cream! Wouldn’t you know, I got an ice cream maker for Christmas??? Add that to the list! Thanks for the great idea.

  9. Ivette Says:

    Your cookies look very delicious! Nice pictures, I think
    mine were missing salt.. they were just too sweet for me.

  10. Carolina Says:

    Your tip about the salt sprinkling is quite the hit! I think that is very clever. See, you have clever cookies!

  11. Jessica Says:

    I love salt. Enough said. No grilled cheese or guacamole?! That’s too awful to even contemplate! 😉 I love your idea of sprinkling salt on top. I think I’ll try that next time.

  12. Margaret Says:

    Unfortunately, the family liked these. But I still have a roll in the freezer, and they are MINE ALL MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!. Kids, tomorrow they will love guacamole and hate PB. But your cookies look yummy!!!

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