This recipe is from Dorie Greenspan - the story behind it is charming. She made these for her neighbor who said that a daily dose of these was all that was needed to ensure peace and happiness. The cookie had started out as another name but after this comment the name was changed to 'world peace cookies'. I found this adaptation of her recipe on one of my favorite blogs - smittenkitchen.com. This cookie is deeply chocolate, a good texture and so satisfying to a chocolate lover - I completely understand the neighbors comment! Wouldn't it be nice if this cookie would change our world into a place of peace and happiness?
World Peace Cookie
In a bowl, combine
1 1/4 c. flour (spooned into measuring cup)
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 tsp. b. soda
In the bowl of your mixer, add in
11 tbsp. unsalted butter (room temp)
and beat until creamy
2/3 packed brown sugar
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla beat
Beat until smooth (about 2 minutes)
Now add in the flour mixture at slow speed
(cover your mixer with a teatowel to protect you and your kitchen)
Don't overmix - you don't want to overwork the dough so mix until it is just combined.(the dough will be crumbly)
Add in 3/4 c. chocolate chips (mini if you have them but regular are fine too)
Turn the dough onto a piece of parchment paper and gather it together to form 2 logs that measure about 1 1/2" in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and pop into fridge for about 3 hours or a few days (if you're making this ahead)
Remove from fridge, slice (1/2" thick) and put onto a parchment lined baking sheet. (don't worry if they crack, just push it back onto the cookie - it will bake up fine!)
Bake at 325 for about 10 minutes (watch carefully - they won't look done, nor will they be firm but that is how this cookie looks) Don't overbake.
Let cool, or not - this cookie is good either way but best served with a tall glass of milk or a coffee for a yummy snack.
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