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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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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…
Nancy

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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.

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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!

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Danielle February 3, 2009 at 7:51 am

Very cute cute cookies. Great job.

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Maria February 3, 2009 at 8:53 am

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

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Jodie February 3, 2009 at 9:11 am

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

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Jennifer February 3, 2009 at 9:31 am

Beautiful job!

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Rachel February 3, 2009 at 9:32 am

wow i LOVE your first photo of the stacked cookies!

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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.
~ingrid

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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!

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Debbie February 3, 2009 at 10:13 am

These look delicious…I want to make them already!

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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!

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Teanna February 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

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

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

I love Dorie and these cookies!

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chocolatechic February 3, 2009 at 11:16 am

These cookies were just perfection.

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Amy February 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

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

-Amy
http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com

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Banjo February 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

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

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LyB February 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm

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

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

Thanks for stopping by. I love your photos.

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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…..”

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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!)

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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!

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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.

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kittymama February 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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

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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!!
AmyRuth

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Pamela February 3, 2009 at 9:26 pm

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

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

I’m visualizing! Love that bumper sticker.

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Jill February 4, 2009 at 9:32 am

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

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kim February 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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

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Jess February 4, 2009 at 3:08 pm

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

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farah February 5, 2009 at 7:53 am

Your cookies look fantastic! Well done :)

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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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