Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TWD: World Peace Cookies

Ah... world peace. According to Dorie, if everyone had these cookies there would be world peace because they are just that good. I don't know if I agree....



While making them, I wanted to change the name to "Frustrating Crumbly Cookie". This was a VERY dry dough. The recipe is meant to be shaped into logs, chilled, and then sliced. I poured the crumbly dough onto some saran wrap and used that to help mold the dough into a log. I popped it into the fridge in hopes that it would be solid in the morning.

I woke up and went to slice the cookies and the log just crumbled into one big mess. Grrr.... So... I threw the dough into a bowl, added a splash of milk, and worked the dough into little balls. I placed the balls onto a cookie sheet and hoped for the best.

Dorie says that these cookies won't look done or be firm out of the oven. Man was she right! I had to leave them on the cookie sheet to cool because the first one I moved wanted to fall through the slats of the cooling rack!

They firmed up a little upon cooling and that is where the the BIGGEST problem came in to play. I ate 3 of these in like 15 minutes. I couldn't resist. They really are amazing. Fudgy and delicous. YUM YUM YUM! I am trying to stay away from the plate, but I'm not sure I have the willpower.

So, will these cookies help to create world peace? For the taste testers, absolutely. For the baker, well, not until the frustration wears off! :)

Thanks to Jessica of CookbookHabit for choosing these fantastic cookies. Check out the blogroll to read more about them! I'm sure there were plenty of people who didn't find them frustrating. Heck... I'll just blame the jetlag!

25 comments:

HoneyB said...

I had to smile at your comment of frustration! I think the first time I made these I used too much butter because I did not have the trouble I did this time in rolling the dough! I was fortunate to get it rolled but they wanted to crumble too when cutting and I used a very sharp thin knife!

For all the work & frustration - they are delicious!

Pamela said...

Looks like that little bit of milk did the trick for you. The cookies look great! I agree, these can be tough to stop eating.

Jennifer said...

YAY! So glad you had success!

These cookies were awesome!

Maria said...

I LOVE these!! They are oh so good!

n.o.e said...

Sorry about the frustration. And I use that jet lag excuse for everything! It looks like these really were worth the frustration. Just keep eating them until you agree...
Nancy

Flourchild said...

They tasted good and yes they were not that exciting to make. Im glad you were able to get cookies after all the dough trials!

Danielle said...

Great job, I agree they were a pain to get off the cookie sheets!

Ingrid said...

LOL! They create havoc for the baker & peace for the eater?

Hope you're having a grand time in AZ!
~ingrid

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

The dough for these cookies is pretty crumbly. I just smush it together. I love these cookies, though, and yours turned out just great! Well done!

chocolatechic said...

Sorry these frustrated you.

We loved them.

Banjo said...

They were crumbly I agree, but so yummy! well done... :)

Cathy said...

I am SO glad that the taste came through for you in the end after all of the frustration of making these! I've made these several times, do the same thing every time, and sometimes they just seem more crumbly than others. Mystery! Glad you loved them!

Engineer Baker said...

So weird - I've never had a problem with these crumbling. I'd suggest throwing them in the freezer and not worrying about overworking the dough. It takes a bit to get them to go together. Your solution looks perfect though, so no worries!

Jill said...

It's too bad they were so frustrating, but they look great and I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Megan said...

Yeah, slice and bake was not the way to go with these. At least yours look prettier than mine!

SUGAR B said...

I inhaled 2 cookies in 1 minute! Beat that, sister! :)


Cookies look fab as always.

Emily Rose said...

these are so delicious!! I have been having such a hard time resisting them! Like many of the TWD bakers suggested I payed very little attention to Dorie's directions to not mix the dough too much- I went ahead and mixed until it came together and had pretty good success with the logs.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I'm glad to hear they were worth the frustration! They are amazing delicious. And your addition of milk is a great one!

Jin Hooi said...

haha.. yeah, the dough was very dry but ..hey, they are so addictive and yummy !! worth the effort

Snooky doodle said...

delicious!!!!!

Jess said...

These can be frustrating! I like how you MacGyvered them into drop cookies. Glad you liked the end result.

Teanna said...

I'm glad that the milk addition ended up working out! They look great!

BAKE-EN said...

I'm glad they turned out well after the initial frustration. I loved these cookies.

Lillian said...

Either world peace or world obesity -- it is impossible to stop eating these things!

TeaLady said...

Despite all your troubles, your cookies look perfect. And they are good.

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