World Peace Cookies

Well, this world definitely needs some PEACE, right? So I know that I was supposed to start this on the 1st Monday of August, but I have been dang busy. I took Jewels {daughter} and her friend Bella to LA to go school shopping, complete with the trendy hotel stay at The Freehand LA and a visit to Bottega Louie! The girls are ready for middle school and I am ready for another vacation. HA. 

So today I jumped into World Peace Cookies {Baking: From My Home to Yours, Dorie Greenspan}  which are {according to Annie, who I swear, knows everything about everything!!} super famous cookies. These are not Dories' original recipe, she adapted them from another pastry chef. I found that I had most of the ingredients in my kitchen and was able to make them quite quickly. 

{HOLD ON} I am being interrupted from the husband who has now said all of these things:

Well, this isn't very good. 

It's like you are missing an ingredient. 

Are they Gluten Free? 

Let me try one from a different area... 

I'm just spoiled (laughing) the ones at the bakery are just so &%$#@ good. 

 

Ok... So, not a winner for him, but I thought that they were really quite good and they were fairly easy to make. BTW, he has now eaten three of the cookies that he does not like. He says, "the third one is the best". So there you have it folks, you need to eat three cookies to achieve the ultimate cookie. 

Tips: 

You have to roll them into logs prior to chilling and cutting-- I wish that I had thought this out better because the logs were not perfect and when I cut them they didn't come out as neatly as I would have liked. When I bake them at the bakery I will be doubling the size of 1/2" to 1" and will be more careful with the ends. Also, make sure that the knife you use is super sharp and don't feel bad if they crumble. I still doubt that mine will look a whole lot better tomorrow but the trial run was decent. Also, they totally do not look done at 12 minutes but they are and they firm up pretty quickly. 

And now... the husband says, "why don't you put nuts in anything?" "I am following a recipe" "well why don't any of your recipes have nuts?" ugh. 

Ok friends, there you have it! I hope that you run off and bake something and come back to tell me all about it! XOXO

Bake The World A Better Place

Libby