World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies

World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever had the strongest urge to eat something sweet and chocolatey, and absolutely nothing in the pantry or refrigerator fit the bill?

It would have been a LOT worse had there not been a bag of chocolate chips leftover from the holidays.  And a vacuum sealed bag of cocoa powder that hasn’t seen the light of day in over a year.

That also speaks of the cobwebs and dust piling up around here…

It’s not like the days magically grew an extra hour or two to accommodate the growing demands of the day job, running practice, the house and all the other curveballs life throws.

But you know, those cravings… they cover all the things we love and want to do, not just eat.  Sometimes you just have to plug in the stand mixer and start measuring. And sit down in front of the laptop, and let it flow out. Whatever it is.

World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies

World Peace Cookies – a Dorie Greenspan classic – is a dark chocolate shortbread cookie laced with semisweet chocolate chips and sea salt.  As a group, we baked a version included in Around My French Table – the cocoa sablés.  After quickly flipping through my friend Liz’s blog – which hosts many incredible chocolate recipes – I realized this was not time to try a full new recipe.  My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe got a quick makeover with cocoa powder and a smidge extra salt. Voilá: World Peace chocolate chip cookies!

World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies

The original cookie recipe uses 1 1/4 cup of all purpose flour.  I swapped 1/4 cup for the cocoa powder and added an extra tablespoon of flour to the dry ingredients. On a whim, a teaspoon of powdered peanut butter made its way to the dough. It probably brought out the saltier notes in the cookie.  If you don’t have any powdered peanut butter, it’s not a big deal.  The cookies turn out crunchy after resting for an hour on a cooling rack.

World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies
World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Borrowing the "World Peace" moniker from Dorie Greenspan to showcase the cocoa and salt infused batter for these delicious chocolate chip cookies. Toasted pecans add crunch, but feel free to substitute with your favorite nut.

The cookie dough keeps in the refrigerator for two days, or can be frozen into logs to be baked later.
World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies
World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Borrowing the "World Peace" moniker from Dorie Greenspan to showcase the cocoa and salt infused batter for these delicious chocolate chip cookies. Toasted pecans add crunch, but feel free to substitute with your favorite nut.

The cookie dough keeps in the refrigerator for two days, or can be frozen into logs to be baked later.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment at medium speed, cream together the butter and the sugars in a large bowl. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat for an extra minute.
  3. Combine together all the dry ingredients on a medium bowl: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and powdered peanut butter (optional). Whisk until well incorporated
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and stir in the dry ingredients in two batches into the bowl. Continue mixing until well incorporated.
  5. If using the stand mixer, add the chocolate chips and pecans and "pulse" until these are distributed evenly into the dough. Otherwise, mix them in with a wooden spoon.
  6. Drop the cookie dough into a cookie sheet using a 1 tablespoon round measuring spoon. Bake the cookies at 350˚F for 10-13 minutes.
  7. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and store on an airtight container or sealable storage bag for up to 4 days.

World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Author:Adriana

Adriana is a financial analyst by day, avid home cook in the evenings, and food blogger and runner in the strange hours between those two. When not in the kitchen concocting meals and stories to pass around, she is out looking for the next great bite (or the ingredients to make it at home), checking what's new at the market, or planning a trip around great food and wine.

3 Responses to “World Peace Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. March 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

    Those sound like exactly what I need today. I can relate to needed some chocolate immediately, sometimes. I have a few emergency bars for baking that are well-hidden (from my partner, who would otherwise eat them and say, “Still don’t like plain dark chocolate.”), just for that purpose. I’m curious about powdered peanut butter – there is some search-engine-ing to be done.

    • March 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

      Powdered peanut butter is essentially dehydrated/defatted peanuts with small amounts of salt and sugar.

  2. March 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    I know that urge well! These cookies look fabulous!

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