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Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies

Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies

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Have you ever had a cookie so good it stopped you in your tracks? Well be prepared to taste what that’s like with this recipe, which was first created nearly 20 years ago in Paris by Pierre Hermé. The cookies were given their unusual name when a neighbor of culinary guru and cookbook author, Dorie Greenspan, remarked that if everyone could try these cookies there would be world peace at last.

Makes 36 cookies
25 minutes active
3 hours inactive


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
11 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips


When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a small bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Add sugar, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla and beat for 2 more minutes. Add half of the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined. Add remaining flour and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Turn dough out onto a countertop or work surface and divide dough in half. Shape each section into logs that are 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap each log in plastic and chill until firm, at least 3 hours.
Once chilled, slice logs into 1/2-inch thick rounds.
Place rounds on prepared baking sheets 1-inch apart. Bake until firm around the edges but soft in the center, about 12 minutes.
Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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