Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TWD - World Peace Cookies

This week Jessica of cookbookhabit chose World Peace Cookies for our baking pleasure. The recipe can be found on her blog and on pages 138-139 of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking: From My Home to Yours." I've heard rave reviews about these cookies so I was pretty excited to be making them and then I read the through the recipe and found these two words in the fine print: "crumbly" and "cookie". Those who have read here before know that I do not care for crumbly crunchy cookies but I pressed onward. I thought that at least my coworkers would eat them.

I whipped these up as directed except that I used a fine sea salt instead of fleur de sel. The raw cookie dough tasted fantastic and I considered just eating it straight from the bowl and calling it good but ended up rolling the dough into logs and freezing for a couple hours. I tried one cookie soon after it emerged from the oven and I was underwhelmed. :( I wanted to like them, I really did, so I tried another a few hours later. I sliced my cookies thick, so they were a little crisp around the edges and outside but overall, not too crunchy, but still, I thought the cookies were a little bleh.

Never one to give up, I tried another cookie the next morning for breakfast. I couldn't believe these were the exact same cookies I had baked up the day before. They tasted fantastic! I'm pretty sure I ate three or four more before putting them up! My official taste tester ate a bunch of them and when I asked if he wanted to take the rest and share them with friends, I was met with an unequivocal "NO". That's right folks, we are hoarding the world peace cookies. No sharing with friends, families, or coworkers! I will definitely bake these again and perhaps next time I will spread the peace, love, and joy with those around me.

Or not.


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26 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your WP cookies look wonderful. I'm glad you ended up liking them.

vibi said...

LOL LOL LOL I say don't... well... spread the peace yes, just not the cookies! LOL Be selfish and induldge a bit! You deserve it!
Very nice, Kimberly!

natalia said...

Well not sharing is not peaceful !!! But how blame it ? to have peace we should all bake tons of them !!

Sabrina said...

I loved the uncooked dough too! mmmmm!

Your cookies look wonderful!

Danielle said...

Your cookies look great! I thought the taste was ok I guess I was expecting more from a cookie named World Peace Cookie!
I didnt have any the next day to see if they tasted better darn kids.

Flourchild said...

Nice cookies. Im glad you liked them the next day!

spike. said...

Glad you liked them eventually!

Teanna said...

These are too good to share!!! Yours look fantastic!

Carmen said...

Phew, glad they were better the next day!! I love these same day or next day, hehe. I usually make a double batch of these and keep logs of them in the freezer ready to slice and bake whenever I need cookies!

Banjo said...

ha! I had to share mine... get them away from me asap, they were just too darn good! Well done. :)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Lol! I don't like to share these either! I love these cookies! They're one of my faves. Yours turned out just great! Well done!

chocolatechic said...

Chocolate is good to eat at any time.

Jennifer said...

I LOVED this cookie dough...and was tempted, very tempted to just leave it at that. Wouldn't the dough, mixed in with some chocolate ice cream be like chocolate overkill????

Kimberly Johnson said...

Mixing this cookie dough with chocolate ice cream is pure genius Jennifer. Pure. Genius. Chocolate overkill? No such thing.

mike said...

Those look great! I also ate some of the unbaked cookies - the dough IS fantastic! Don't you love the "slice and bake" ease of them? Nicely done!

Katrina said...

Glad you preservered and found that you do like the cookies. I loved the sandiness and well, duh, the chocolate! Share and not share alike!

Jessica said...

Yup. these are definitely cookies to hoard! I pondered packing them up to share but I couldn't bring myself to. I'm so glad that you liked them more the next day!

Cathy said...

I think it's totally fair to hoard your first batch. You know, quality control and all. Honestly, I've had a hard time sharing these too, because the cookies are so small and innocent -- it never seems like there are really enough to give away! So glad that you liked these (at least on day 2!)

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

They age like a fine wine! Cool.

lartdejournalier said...

YUM! You can box those up for me, right?

I wondered if this was going to be your TWD...this cookie was showing up all over the food porn photo sites!

lol

Andrea said...

Your cookies look wonderful! Glad you ended up liking them the second day. I too am not a fan of a crumbly cookie -- I'll take soft baked please :)

kim said...

lol, next time double the recipe so you can spread the peace!! ;) glad you liked the result the next day. i loved them at all stages :)

Jess said...

I love how these improve overnight. Your cookies look great!

Steph said...

I'm glad you liked them the next day! I had to share all mine or I would have eaten all of them myself.

TeaLady said...

Or not!!! Love it. I still have a roll in the freezer - mine all mine. BWWWAAAHAJAJAAA

BTW Yours look really good.

The Food Librarian said...

LOL! Love the Peaceful cookie hoarding!! :) These look great.