Monday, January 21, 2013


I love chocolate cookies which is strange since I normally prefer vanilla ice cream and yellow cake. I gave my children several options for some cookies I wanted to make and they picked this one. Of, they are so good. I told my husband he needed to take these to work for them. They are butter rich with a sandy texture. They need to be refrigerated but it is worth the wait. If you can't wait, the dough is really good. 
World Peace Cookies
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
11 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips

  1. In a mixer, cream the butter until creamy.
  2. Add the sugar to the butter and cream until fluffy.
  3. Add the salt and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix for a few more minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and pulse about 5 times.
  6. On low speed, mix the dough for 30 seconds or until the flour has been incorporated. The dough will be crumbly but do not overwork the dough. 
  7. Separate the dough onto two separate pieces of plastic wrap. 
  8. Shape the dough into logs and wrap well. 
  9. Refrigerate over night or at least 3 hours.
  10. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  11. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  12. Slice the hard dough into 1/2 inch rounds.
  13. Arrange the dough onto the baking sheet with 1 inch space between slices.
  14. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes and remove from oven.
  15. Allow the cookies to rest for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  16. Option: Top a few with a sweetened whip cream.
Recipe adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours cookbook by Doris Greenspan. 
Like the different nail polish? Peace Out!
Did you already know......
-In August 2011, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened.
-The memorial in Washington, D.C. had a paraphrased quote which will be removed from the statute since Dr. King didn't say the inscribed quote.
-The corrected statute will be completed in the Spring of 2013.

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