Saturday, February 12, 2011

World Peace Cookies

After reading SmittenKitchen's post about Dorie Greenspan's "World Peace / Kurova cookies," I knew I had to try making them myself.  And now I'm writing a post about them, too, even though SmittenKitchen's pictures and commentary are way better than mine (which is why I want to make pretty much everything she's blogged about).  Here's the little I have to add: these cookies are indeed magical.  You should make them, and know that you definitely don't need a stand mixer.  I used my hand mixer for the initial creaming, but then just used my hand to knead in the flour/cocoa mixture.  It worked just fine, even though it was a little messy.

In the near future, I'm going to make a double batch of this cookie dough, just so I have a few logs on hand to slice and bake whenever I feel like it.  The recommended bake time of 12 minutes is spot-on; I baked my first batch for closer to 13 or 14, and they were a tiny bit dry the next day, but I actually timed my second batch, and they were exquisite.