Tuesday, February 3, 2009

World Peace Cookies (TWD)

For this weeks Tuesdays With Dorie, Jessica of CookBookHabit selected World Peace Cookies. Not many words are required to describe this treat --- This is one hellava delicious cookie! I've made this cookie numerous times without fail (as evidenced by the stain splattered page in my copy of BFMHTY), and everyone raves about how delicious it tastes.
The ingredient list and instructions are really simple --- it's essentially a chocolate shortbread with bits of chocolate and sea salt strewn throughout. I typically follow the recipe as written, as I think it's perfect as is. My baking notes:

Chocolate: I used Valhrona bittersweet mini-chips and cocoa powder

Sea Salt: I used fleur de sel. I also sprinkled additional fleur de sel on top of the sliced dough before baking --- it adds just a touch more saltiness, which is so unbelievably addictive with the chocolate.

Dough: Instead of shaping the dough into a round log, I shaped it into a 2" square log. The shape makes it easier for me to slice the dough. As my cookies are slightly larger, I ended up with two dozen cookies (versus the three dozen indicated in the book).

My favorite way to enjoy this cookie:
For the recipe, please head to Jessica's blog. For more delicious versions of this recipe, check out the TWD blogroll.

25 comments:

Danielle said...

Your cookies look great good job!

Danielle said...

Your cookies look great good job!

Maria said...

Great photos! I love these cookies!!! Glad you enjoyed them with milk, that is the best way!

chocolatechic said...

My dough logs yielded about 2 dozen as well.

If I'm going to eat a cookie, I want more than a nibble.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I love these cookies! They're one of my faves. Yours turned out just great! Well done!

Teanna said...

I will for sure make these over and over again! The page that is a mess in my book is the page with the Lenox Almond Biscotti! I feel that this one may be next! Your photo is gorgeous!

Netts Nook said...

They look great I love the name best of all I am my soldiers mother.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

so dark and delicious--yum!

Carmen said...

YUM your cookies look great!! I have made these many times too and love them more every time!

Jess said...

Your little tweaks (Valrhona, extra salt on top) make these look doubly delicious.

vibi said...

LOL LOL Yup! A new name for those amazing cookies: Hellava Cookies!
You are absolutely right!

Just you pictures make me salivate... YUM!
Very nicely done, Linda!

Melissa said...

wonderful pictures! I added more fleur de sel also!

Jennifer said...

YUM! These pictures are AWESOME! I want cookies and milk...NOW!

Mary Jo said...

this is one of my favorites too! i like your square version :)

Jules Someone said...

These look great! Somehow, my round cookies end up kind of squarish anyway.

Engineer Baker said...

Beautiful job! I always have trouble keeping mine round, so your square solution sounds perfect.

The Food Librarian said...

Oh! So good looking and yummy! Love the square shape...great idea!

farah said...

Your cookies look delicious. I wish i had shaped mine into a square log. Next time :)

Banjo said...

Wonderful photos! And I love the idea of the square cookie.. Can't wait to try that next time! :)

Ingrid said...

That last photo is WONDERFUL!
~ingrid

pinkstripes said...

I love that last picture! Your WP cookies look great. YUM!

Gigi said...

These are my all time favorite cookies! Love the square shape!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Dipping that cookie in milk looks perfect!

TeaLady said...

They may have been dry in the log, but they did make good dippers. Great job.

AnickH said...

You must be gifted at baking cuz your cookies and desserts and stuff just turn out better than everyone elses. Or at least based upon your pictures they do

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