TWD DC Rewind: World Peace Cookies

December 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm | Posted in cookies & bars, DC, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 5 Comments
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world peace cookies

This isn’t the first time I’ve made the famous World Peace Cookies, but I did skip making the recipe again 2017, when they were the pick for Dorie’s Cookies. That a cookie could bring about peace is a sweet sentiment for the end of a weirdly unsettling year, so I whipped up a quick batch of these to say farewell to 2020. They might not achieve world peace, but the delicious lightly salty, extra chocolatey flavor of these cookies certainly gives me a good feeling inside.

After mixing my dough (to which I added a 50/50 combo of chopped chocolate bits and cocoa nibs), I formed it into slice-and-bake logs. Then I put the sliced cookie coins into the cups of a muffin tin for baking (rather than just baking them on a sheet tray). Dorie doesn’t use the muffin tin method in her recipe for this cookie, and having tried it out, I might understand why. After the fact, it dawned on me that this dough has a bit of baking soda in it, which is not typical of a sablé, so it was probably designed to spread more than the cookies she usually bakes in a tin. I think they weren’t able to fully expand within the confines of the muffin cups, as each cookie had a raised rim and a slightly sunken interior. I didn’t let this take away my sense of inner peace, though. I considered the center divots the perfect nesting spot for a little spoonful of vanilla ice cream!

So, a very happy new year to you!! For the recipe, see Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan (or get it here). Don’t forget to check out the rest of this week’s rewind on the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. I love the sentiment of this post! 2020 has been a doozy of a year and anything to raise our spirits is welcome these days! I haven’t made these yet and they definitely sound delicious! I think they look a little like brownie bites so adding ice cream is brilliant. 😍

    • i hope you do make them one day— they are so good! (and even better with vanilla IC haha). happy new year!!

  2. I like the way you think. If only they could bring world peace. Chocolate and ice cream is a great way to start off the new year.

  3. Happy new year Dteph! World Peace Cookies are always a winner.

  4. These are my all-time favourite cookie and you’ve reminded me that I need to make them again soon. Interesting re the sunken tops due to the muffin tins – but I think they look gorgeous!

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