World Peace Cookies

If you are craving something intensely chocolaty, give these cookies a try.

Divine with a glass of COLD milk.

World Peace Cookies
Recipe from Dorie Greenspan via Bon Appetit

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
11 T unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
5 oz extra-bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 85% cacao), chopped (no bigger than 1/3 inch)
(I substituted Guittard Extra-Dark Chocolate Chips)

***all my cookie dough lovers out there: UNITE! no eggs in this dough. eat with reckless abandon!***

Sift flour, cocoa, and baking soda into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth but not fluffy. Add both sugars, vanilla and sea salt; beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add flour mixture; beat until just blended (mixture may be crumbly). Add chopped chocolate; mix just to distribute (if dough doesn't come together, knead lightly in bowl to form ball...mine came together easily). Divide dough in half. Place each half on sheet of plastic wrap. Form each into 1 1/2-inch diameter log. Wrap each in plastic; chill until firm, about 3 hours. (Can be made 3 days ahead...just keep in refrigerator.)

Preheat oven to 325. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using thin sharp knife, cut logs crosswise into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Space 1 inch apart on prepared sheets. Bake 1 sheet at a time until cookies appear dry (cookies will not be firm or golden at edges), 11-12 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool.


e.brooke said...

I can't wait to try these babies on my kids!

Cuz' right now I'd settle for 5 minutes of peace in the backyard.

Joanne said...

I am ALWAYS craving chocolate. Always. I want approximately six of these. Maybe more. Probably more.

Cookie Sleuth said...

I must try these!!! Thanks for the great find.

Lisa said...

I've heard that these cookies are amazing. Yours look so chocolatey.

Morgan@LittleHouseofVeggies said...

These look REALLy good Megan, and I love chocolate!

Nicole said...

Found you linked through Foodgawker. These look AMAZING! I am definitely going to make this. Looking forward to perusing your blog. :)

Lisa Marie Trent said...

I can see myself NOT cutting it at all and baking the whole roll and eating it like a churro.

Baking Addict said...

These look perfect for a choc-a-holic like me!

Jacqui said...

I am super curious to make a cookie without eggs. Interesting!

Anonymous said...

i found your blog on tastespotting. i can't wait to make these. a local cafe/bakery i frequent makes these and i love them. thanks for sharing!

Lisa Marie Trent said...

4/4 tsp fine sea salt??

Megan said...

You caught me Lisa. 1/4 tsp. :)

Lisa Marie Trent said...

Oh my sweet heaven- these were everything I thought they would be. Thank you for giving me another reason to get up and bake :)