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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