Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TWD - World Peace Cookies

I'm back in the baking groove, thank goodness. And just in time, because this week Jessica of cookbookhabit chose World Peace Cookies for everyone to bake. Quite an intriguing recipe title, don't you think? What's also intriguing is that the original recipe calls for fleur de sel and while I didn't have any fancy varieties on hand, I did actually have some nondescript sea salt that I could use. It adds an interesting saltiness to the cookies. Additionally, the recipe calls for chopped up bittersweet chocolate. Well, as I was perusing my pantry today, I spotted a bar of white chocolate and decided to play around a bit.



Think of these cookies as a chocolate slice and bake shortbread cookie. They are sandy and crumbly. And I must say, they are quite delicious! :) If you happen to get the chance, I highly suggest giving these cookies a try.
I got a little picture happy today, thanks to my new camera!


















The white chocolate was an interesting addition. It was good, but almost too sweet. Next time, and there will be a next time, I would like to try it with the bittersweet chocolate. I should also mention that I added an extra tablespoon of butter to the dough, which kept it from being too crumbly, which some of the other bakers had mentioned as an issue.
Thanks for looking, and if you get a chance, check out what the other TWD bakers did with the recipe!
Peace! :-)

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

I really enjoyed these. I did refrigerate my dough overnight, so maybe that helped with the crumbliness issue, because mine only crumbled a little bit.

I think next time I make these I'm going to add a pinch of cinnamon and of cayenne pepper. I think they would be really great with that extra "zing."

Pamela said...

These are great cookies. Each time you make them, you know that there will be a next time. :o) Great job, they look delicious!

Andrea said...

Your cookies look delicious, great photos! I love that you used white chocolate.

Jess said...

Even if the white chocolate was too sweet, it sure looks attractive...great job!

Ivette said...

Let me just tell you that your cookies look extremely good with those white chocolate chunks so visible!! Love your pics!

Jill said...

They look great with the white chocolate!

Rebecca said...

An extra tablespoon of butter ... I'd better jot that in my book now. Thanks!

TeaLady said...

That is the best looking cookie tube I have seen. And the cookies looked good too. Yummy!

Teanna said...

Congrats on the new camera! The cookies look great... interesting about the white chocolate, though! The bittersweet chocolate was absolutely perfect in these!

Leslie said...

These look so yummy with the chocolate, and I like the color contrast. Extra butter would help keep the crumbles under control! I found that beating them way more than Dorie said to really helped the second time I made these.