Yeah for cookies! Today's Tuesday's With Dorie recipe was chosen by Jessica at cookbookhabit. Great choice. I've seen these cookies all over blogland and was glad to finally give them a try. They are very chocolaty, have a nice sand and sable-ness, and I loved the little hint of salt Dorie said would be present in the cookies from using a sea salt. They are like a super chocolaty, buttery shortbread. I kept thinking when I saw photos of them and other's ranting about how good they are that they don't LOOK like they are "all that". And while I'm not sure I'd say they would promote world peace because they are THAT good, I do think they are REALLY good.
I'm a big chicken though. I thought I'd go all out and finally try this---
Three and a half ounces of dark chocolate with chili pepper in it. I took a little taste of the chocolate and while it really wasn't HOT, hot, I was too scared to use the whole thing as part of the five ounces of chocolate in these World Peace Cookies. So much of a chicken that I only used ONE ounce and used 4 ounces of Hershey's Special Dark for the rest. Well, now that I know the cookies are good, I wish I would have put the whole 3.5 ounces in because you can't even tell it's there. Next time. I must have made mine pretty small as I got 36 cookies when Dorie mentions only two dozen. I stuck a bunch in the freezer.
May you have peace in your world! Make a cookie from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours awesome baking book. I'm really enjoying being part of this group as we bake our way through this book. Check out everyone else's World Peach Cookies on the TWD blogroll--I'll bet there are so good ones! If you really want the recipe, you can get it on Jessica's blog on the link above. But really, do I have to keep saying it every week??? Get THE book! ; )
Hey Rita! I finally made ganache (hello, SO easy!) for the first time for something and had a little leftover and made a few delicious truffles! I knew you'd be proud! ; )