This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is the perfect way to start the new year. World Peace Cookies. Of these deceptively simple-looking cookies, Dorie says:
There is no way to describe the World Peace Cookie without resorting to what would be considered hyperbole by anyone who hasn’t tasted one.
And she’s right. From the outside, they look like a really good chocolatey cookie. But when you taste them you will realise that they’re like nothing else. These are:
basic chocolate sablés of the slice-and-bake variety. The dough is made with cocoa — splurge on good cocoa, it’s worth it with these (I use Valrhona) — and has fleur de sel in it, enough to be truly present. And then there are pieces of chopped bittersweet chocolate. Again, splurge — this is a cookie that’s all about the chocolate, so the chocolate should be great. (You could use store-bought mini chips, but I hope you won’t.) I know it sounds simple and it might even sound like a cookie you’ve made before, but even top-of-the-pack veteran bakers shake their heads in wonder when they first encounter the WPC.