Tuesday, February 3, 2009

World Peace Cookies

It's Tuesday-time for my weekly baking assignment with TWD. Click here for more information. Today's tasty task: World Peace Cookies

Someone once told Dorie Greenspan that a daily dose of these cookies would "ensure planetary peace and happiness." It seems we are running a little short of those two things right about now, and such sweet treats as these ought to come in handy.
A quick glance over the ingredient list told me that the chocolatey cookies had no eggs, which at my house means unlimited access to the cookie dough. I felt the warmth of fraternity and good will starting to spread already.
The cookies come together in a snap, just one bowl, if you cheat with the dry ingredients like I always do. (Trust me, World Peace is easier to come by when there are less dishes to wash.) The only thorn in the rose is that the dough must be chilled for at least three hours. I usually fudge a little there too, but since I was aiming for global harmony and I could nosh on the raw dough, I tried to restrain myself.
And the baked cookies? Well, I can't really answer for World Peace and Happiness, but I can answer for Domestic Peace and Happiness: The cookies proved true to their name. It's impossible to have a row with these fabulous gems in hand. Now if only Dorie could come up with a Peace and Quiet Cookie. We really could use those around here.
For my fellow penny pinchers, a half batch of 18 cookies will cost you about $2.00, if you use the mini chocolate chips. I wish I'd made a full batch, since these could be your slice and bake afternoon peaceful treat. Click here for the recipe.
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36 comments:

Karen said...

Glad that goodwill and peace abounded! :) We had issues with the no eggs at our house...in that the dough was not off limits. It almost didn't make it into cookies. Yours look delicious! :)

VeggieGirl said...

Wonderful!!

Catherine said...

These look delicious. I am definitely going to have to make these, because poor little Pauly has been dying to get his hands on some cookie dough, and now I have the perfect solution! Your cookies look great! If you get a minute, maybe you could develop a "peace and quiet" cookie. You'd go down in history! Haha!

Jess said...

I think it's a nice touch that you can snack on the dough while some of it chills. Nice job on the cookies!

chocolatechic said...

Loved these cookies.

Cathy said...

Yes, the only problem with these cookies is that they are so small that the "quiet" that comes when they are actually being eaten does not last long. They did help with bringing about domestic harmony during the hours they were in the house, though! We LOVE these cookies. Yours look fantastic!

Lisa said...

These look great. But instead of peace these might cause chaos in my house. My kids will both be fighting for the last one:)

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

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

I'm Lol over the "Peace and Quiet Cookies". If you ever find a recipe for those, let me know. ;)

Di said...

Right now I think I'd be willing to pay quite a bit for a "Peace and Quiet" cookie! =) Your cookies look great.

Pamela said...

Hmmmm...let's hope the Peace & Quiet cookie comes around while we can still enjoy it!! Great job, Prudy.

n.o.e said...

Full batch: yes, and double batch: even better. Then you can have a stash of logs in the freezer! We love these.
Nancy

Jodie said...

Haha, I always just add the dry ingredients, too. I froze my dough for about an hour instead of chilling. I wish I would've made a full batch, too, cuz I think these are my new faves!

Allie said...

They look delicious!

Janna said...

I made these two Christmases ago after seeing them on Smitten Kitchen. They were so yummy. Maybe I can make them for Valentine's Day???
Hope you and your family are doing well!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

After seeing them all around the internet today, I think I'm gonna have to make them!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

they look great! i always sneak raw dough (eggs or not), and this one was yummy!

Deanna said...

World peace AND you only mess up one bowl? I'm in!!

jenjen said...

Mmmmmm, those look fabulous!

Have a great night Prudy!

Jen

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - these look fantastic!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

It's good to know that they're affordable AND delicious!

Marie said...

Your cookies look fabulous Erin! I wish I had made these now. Really.

Rosie said...

Gorgeous cookies! I am definitely adding these cookies on my baking list!

Rosie x

LyB said...

Peace and Quiet cookies, we should start working on those right away. :) Your cookies look terrific.

Maria said...

The best cookies ever!! I just love these!

Talita said...

Is there something better than a chocolate cookie with a glass of milk? Hard to say! =)

Mary Ann said...

Yum Prudy- they turned out perfect.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

These were yummy. Could you send me a copy of that Peace and Quiet recipe? I need it too.

The Food Librarian said...

Prudy, these turned out great and very peaceful!

Girl Japan said...

Rightfully so Prudy.. they are stunning and the eye candy.. oh the eye candy. Sorry I missed a few of your posts = )

Matt's Kitchen said...

I've got two logs already made and chilling in the freezer for those moments when domestic calm is badly needed! I really loved these cookies the day after. Such interesting flavors and texture...

pinkstripes said...

Your WP cookies look great. LOL, re: peace and quiet cookies.

Michal said...

if you discover the recipe to peace and quiet cookies, please please share!

cute post--and the cookies don't sound bad, either.

we're having your chinese new year food for dinner tonight if i can just tear myself away from the computer ...

AmyRuth said...

Peace and Quiet ....thats an interesting point. I have a friend whose husband actually becomes drowsy from eating chocolate. I can't imagine. Weird huh?
Your cookies look delicious and I totally think this is my favorite recipe of all in BFMHTY.
AmyRuth

Talita said...

Gorgeous! Looks delicious! Crunchy and yummy!

TeaLady said...

OH!! YUMMY!!

Liliana said...

Your cookies look delicious. Hmm...peace and quiet would be good.

I just read an article about you and your blog in the premier issue of FOOD magazine. Great article!
Congratulations!