A Little Peace…

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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32 Responses to “A Little Peace…”

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Danielle — February 3, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Very cute cute cookies. Great job.

  5. Maria — February 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

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

  6. Jodie — February 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

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

  7. Jennifer — February 3, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Beautiful job!

  8. Rachel — February 3, 2009 at 9:32 am

    wow i LOVE your first photo of the stacked cookies!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. Debbie — February 3, 2009 at 10:13 am

    These look delicious…I want to make them already!

  12. 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!

  13. Teanna — February 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

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

  14. Life on Pelican Street — February 3, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I love Dorie and these cookies!

  15. chocolatechic — February 3, 2009 at 11:16 am

    These cookies were just perfection.

  16. Amy — February 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

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


  17. Banjo — February 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

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

  18. LyB — February 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm

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

  19. G in Berlin — February 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks for stopping by. I love your photos.

  20. 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…..”

  21. 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!)

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. kittymama — February 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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

  25. 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!!

  26. Pamela — February 3, 2009 at 9:26 pm

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

  27. Shari@Whisk: a food blog — February 3, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I’m visualizing! Love that bumper sticker.

  28. Jill — February 4, 2009 at 9:32 am

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

  29. kim — February 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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

  30. Jess — February 4, 2009 at 3:08 pm

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

  31. farah — February 5, 2009 at 7:53 am

    Your cookies look fantastic! Well done :)

  32. 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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