A Little Peace…

by Jamie on February 2, 2009

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is hosted by Jessica of cookbookhabit. Jessica chose Dorie’s recipe for World Peace Cookies found on pages 138-139 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. I have read a lot of blog entries on these World Peace Cookies and every time I saw one I thought of a bumper sticker that graced a car in my high school parking lot that read, “Visualize Whirled Peas.” That was a slightly random thought, so back to the cookies…for the most part this is a well-liked chocolate cookie recipe, so I excited to give it a try. I read some complaints of the dough being crumbly and difficult to cut, so I decided to do some recipe manipulation. I increased the butter by 1 TBS and decreased the flour by 1 TBS. Once I whipped this super easy recipe together, I had no problems with the dough rolling into logs or it being too crumbly. I snagged a taste of the dough off my paddle attachment and I must admit, it was quite scrumptious! After I rolled them into logs, I chucked them into the freezer for about an hour. Once out of the freezer, I let them sit on the counter for 5 minutes and cut them into 1/2 inch slices. This process also went very smoothly and took about 3 minutes total. These cookies are incredibly easy and the end result is a super deliciously addictive chocolate gem that is sure to please! So grab a cookie, a glass of ice cold milk and visualize whirled peas!

For the recipe, check out Jessica’s blog or go grab a copy of Dorie’s book. Have a beautiful and delicious day!

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avatar n.o.e February 2, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I’ve always been tickled by that bumper sticker, too! Your adjustments were smart and boy are those some perfect looking cookies. I know how good they are…


avatar pinkstripes February 2, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Your WP cookies look wonderful. I agree this recipe was a breeze to make. A lot of bang for your buck.


avatar Cathy February 3, 2009 at 7:42 am

My kids had a bib that said “Give Peas a Chance.” I do love a good pun. Your cookies look stunning — love the tower of peace. I am glad that you liked them!


avatar Danielle February 3, 2009 at 7:51 am

Very cute cute cookies. Great job.


avatar Maria February 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

I want that tower of cookies to fall right into my mouth!! YUM!!


avatar Jodie February 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

Ooh yours look so dark chocolatey, I love it! Great job.


avatar Jennifer February 3, 2009 at 9:31 am

Beautiful job!


avatar Rachel February 3, 2009 at 9:32 am

wow i LOVE your first photo of the stacked cookies!


avatar Ingrid February 3, 2009 at 9:57 am

Hey, there…I was going to drop you an email to see if all was okay. Glad your back!

Great job tweaking the recipe to get it to work for you.


avatar StickyGooeyCreamyChewy February 3, 2009 at 10:04 am

I love these cookies! They’re one of my faves. Yours turned out just great! Very pretty photos! Well done!


avatar Debbie February 3, 2009 at 10:13 am

These look delicious…I want to make them already!


avatar vibi February 3, 2009 at 10:20 am

With cookies like those… I’ll have A LOT of peace, anytime! LOL

Your pictures are out of this world, Jamie! Crazy beautiful!


avatar Teanna February 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

Whirld peas!! hahah super cute! And your cookies look absolutely gorgeous!


avatar Life on Pelican Street February 3, 2009 at 10:42 am

I love Dorie and these cookies!


avatar chocolatechic February 3, 2009 at 11:16 am

These cookies were just perfection.


avatar Amy February 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

I loved these! Yours look great! LOL @ “whirled peas”!



avatar Banjo February 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Oh yours look just perfect!! What a cute blog you have… :)


avatar LyB February 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm

What a great looking plate of cookies! lol@whirled peas… :)


avatar G in Berlin February 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Thanks for stopping by. I love your photos.


avatar elizabeth February 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Loved these cookies!!!

I once got a card from a friend that said “Let there be peas on Earth…..”


avatar Jennifer February 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I love your stack of cookies, so pretty!

(And I must point out, the cookies are WAY more attractive than whirled peas!)


avatar Leslie February 3, 2009 at 5:37 pm

I love your changes and your tower of cookies is impressive! I have butter out on the counter to try these again. Thanks for stopping by with words of encouragement!


avatar Engineer Baker February 3, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Hehe, whirled peas… You make me giggle :) And those cookies look absolutely perfect; I bet your changes made them easier to work with.


avatar kittymama February 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

oooh yours came out so nice! they look super chocolatey, too.


avatar AmyRuth February 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Wow, I’m making a note in my book on the butter/flour thing. Your cookies didn’t melt down at all. The are beautifully perfecto. Great work!!


avatar Pamela February 3, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Sheesh…they look perfect! Fabulous job. Glad you gave ‘em a whirl. :o)


avatar Shari@Whisk: a food blog February 3, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I’m visualizing! Love that bumper sticker.


avatar Jill February 4, 2009 at 9:32 am

Ha, I was thinking about that bumper sticker too. Your photos are great!


avatar kim February 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm

wow, that is a serious stack of cookies! :) awesome job.


avatar Jess February 4, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Wow, how did you pull off that tower of cookies? They look delicious…


avatar farah February 5, 2009 at 7:53 am

Your cookies look fantastic! Well done :)


avatar TeaLady February 6, 2009 at 9:51 pm

They can be addictive. Whirled peas????? Those of yours look really good. Peaceful tower.


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