March 2011 Auctionable Cookies
I first tried this recipe about 3 weeks ago, and I’ve made the recipe 3 times since then. They really are that fabulous. They’ve sustained me through Professor X’s trial procedure (which ultimately went well and he’s planning to have the electrodes permanently implanted!!), some incredibly rough times with students, and even rougher times with co-workers.
If I can get through my tearful days with these cookies, surely peace is possible?
World Peace Cookies (from Dorie Greenspan’s book: Baking)
1 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 stick plus 3 Tbs butter
2/3 cup light brown super
1/4 cup sugar
1/4. tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped, or 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1. Sift flour, coca, and baking soda together.
2. Beat the butter on medium speed until creamy. Add both sugars, salt, vanilla and beat 2 minutes more.
3. Pour in the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed until the flour disappears into the dough. Tosss in chocolate pieces and mix only to incorporate.
4. Put dough on a work surface and divide in half. Shape each half into a log that is 1.5 inches in diameter. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and regrigerate or freeze.
5. Heat oven to 325.
6. Slice the cookie logs into rounds that are 1/2 inch thick. Arrange on baking sheets.
7. Bake for 12 minutes and let cool.