TWD: World Peace Cookies
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Jessica of Cookbookhabit (you can find the recipe for World Peace Cookies on her blog and in Dorie Greenspan's wonderful book, Baking From My Home to Yours). Dorie praises these cookies as some of the best ever- she ranks the recipe to the Toll House Chocolate Chip recipe in importance. So of course I was a little skeptical. I mean Chocolate Chip Cookies are pretty darn important in the world of baked goods. Well, I have to hand it to her- these are really, really exceptional cookies. They are so chocolatey- containing both cocoa and chocolate pieces- and the consistency is truly wonderful. They are similar in some ways to a shortbread or a sandy but they are just a bit chewier and the chunks of chocolate break the texture up wondefully!
Like most of the TWD bakers, I was surprised at the crumbly nature of the dough- but with the use of waxed paper the logs came together easily. I chilled my logs for about eight hours and when I took them out I found them easy to slice. Oh and just as a side note- the dough on it's own is fabulous!! And no eggs- so no need to worry about salmonella so taste away!
The cookies spread more than I thought they would- but I kind of like the little rustic rounds. Anyway, I'm definitely going to be adding this recipe to my Christmas cookie repetoire- they are easy to make, delicious, and really quite different from most chocolate cookies that I've tried!