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Dorie’s World Peace Cookies

January 22, 2012

World Peace Cookies

Web freedom won… at least for now. The force of the entire online community was so impressive the past few days that SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) votes have been shelved indefinitely. No imminent Wikipedia shutdowns and no closing down of sites without due process in the near future until the bills are both revisited again possibly later this year. So thank you, if you participated in one way or another, in the mass online protest earlier this week. We can enjoy all the web content out there with great freedom.

Be in the know. Here’s a really good Gizmodo article about what SOPA means to you and me.

In the spirit of this temporary web victory, and big hopes to having a ‘perfectly-imperfect’ online privileges for all, I leave you with Dorie Greenspan’s much-loved World Peace Cookies. The recipe for these cookies have been published multiple times online and in-book (magazines and baking books alike). I wouldn’t be surprised if you had made these superb chocolate cookies a thousand times over in your lifetime.

These cookies shine because of the “generous” amount of fleur de sel in the dough. I don’t mean generous like  A LOT but it has a good amount of salt compared to other cookie recipes. In her book, Baking From My Home To Yours, it asks for 1/2 teaspoon of fleur de sel. But she also gave a substitute of 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt if you don’t have fleur de sel sitting in your pantry… I know they can be a little pricey. I used gray sea salt when I made my batch and it was divine.

Dorie's Cookies

I also made these cookies during the holidays and my family went nuts for them. We drank hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows to wash down the cookies for our post-Christmas dinner treats. Just perfection.

World Peace Cookies by Dorie Greenspan recipe as published by American Public Media (The Splendid Table) and by Bon Appetit. Or get the printed version here.

*Dorie warns that the cookie rounds may start to crack as you slice your cookie log… just patch the bits back to the cookie and everything will be fine. Trust Dorie.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2012 10:55 pm

    Hi Kathy! Hopped to your blog from instragram am going to follow your blog na. Super sarap naman ng posts! Baking is something that is closer to my heart than cooking and if ever i’m gonna wet my feet in domesticity, i’d rather bake than cook 😉 I know i’d find inspiration to learn baking again through your blog 🙂 – Judy

    • February 1, 2012 10:22 pm

      Get started on that baking girl! I like to cook but baking is definitely where the heart is. Thanks Judy!

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