World Peace Cookies

I had seen these cookies and read about them over and over but never got around to making them. They just seemed not super special. Just a chocolate cookie. And then I saw a video where someone used this recipe to try to mimic an Oreo cookie. That got my attention and so I decided to try these. I ended up making the dough at night after the kids went to sleep and it came together really quickly.

I really do think these are great cookies and they have such an interesting texture and flavor. It’s also nice that they are make ahead, so you can save some dough for a later date.

Directions for World Peace Cookies

Slightly adapted from Dorie’s Cookies

  • 170 g flour
  • 28 g cocoa powder (Dutch-processed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 11 Tablespoons butter, cut into chunks, at room temperature
  • 134 g packed light brown sugar
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a bowl. With the paddle attachment of the mixer, beat together the butter and both sugars on medium speed until creamy and homogeneous, about 3-5 minutes.

Beat in the salt and vanilla. Turn off the mixer, then pour in the flour mixture. Pulse the mixer off and on a few times until the ingredients are combined enough to not have the dry ingredients go flying out. Then, mix on low until the dough forms curd-like shapes.

Stir in the chocolate.

Put the dough onto your work surface and bring the dough together, kneading it if necessary. Divide the dough in half, then shape each half into a log that is about 1.5 inches in diameter. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours.

When you are ready to bake the cookies, have the log sitting on your counter for at least 5 minutes to help it soften slightly. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Use a knife to slice the logs into 1/2-inch thick rounds. If the cookies crack as you cut them, just smush them back together.

Bake the cookies for 12 minutes–no longer. Let them cool completely.

Directions for World Peace Cookies (without pictures)

Slightly adapted from Dorie’s Cookies

  • 170 g flour
  • 28 g cocoa powder (Dutch-processed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 11 Tablespoons butter, cut into chunks, at room temperature
  • 134 g packed light brown sugar
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a bowl. With the paddle attachment of the mixer, beat together the butter and both sugars on medium speed until creamy and homogeneous, about 3-5 minutes. Beat in the salt and vanilla. Turn off the mixer, then pour in the flour mixture. Pulse the mixer off and on a few times until the ingredients are combined enough to not have the dry ingredients go flying out. Then, mix on low until the dough forms curd-like shapes. Stir in the chocolate. Put the dough onto your work surface and bring the dough together, kneading it if necessary. Divide the dough in half, then shape each half into a log that is about 1.5 inches in diameter. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours.

When you are ready to bake the cookies, have the log sitting on your counter for at least 5 minutes to help it soften slightly. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Use a knife to slice the logs into 1/2-inch thick rounds. If the cookies crack as you cut them, just smush them back together. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes–no longer. Let them cool completely.

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