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First of all, I would like to welcome you all to my new home. From now on, I will be publishing my recipes in this new address which is www.culinaryflavors.gr. I will try to change all of you automatically, so as to be able, every time you click on my blog, to be transferred directly here. In case anyone of you has trouble viewing my new site, please contact me at my email address and we will try to resolve the problem. Please bear with me in this new beginning and should you see anything that needs to be improved or makes your life difficult, do not hesitate to communicate it to me.

Now back to our business!

Do you remember that movie with Sandra Bullock, who was an undercover cop participating in a beauty contest. I thought it was a bit of a silly movie, but I really liked the expression by which every contestant closed answering the question what would they want; ‘World Peace’, lol. When I saw this recipe, I immediately remembered that movie and I thought I should give these cookies a try.

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The recipe comes from Dorie Greenspan and it is ideal for those of you who have a really sweet tooth. They are very easy to make, I practically prepared them as my son was having his lunch and put them in the fridge for a couple of hours. Needless, to say that my son liked them very much. I, on the other hand, prefer the chocolate more to the bittersweet side, so they tasted too sweet for me. I will definitely going to be making them again, only that time I will decrease the amount of sugar to just 1/3 light brown sugar and 2 tbsp of white. But that’s me and my preferences. You feel free to work with the recipe as you like, either way they are very tasty, cute and more importantly very easy and fast to make them.

 

World Peace Cookies

 

Ingredients

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ tsp baking soda

11 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup light brown sugar (next time I will try 1/3 cup)

¼ cup sugar (next time I will try 2 tbsp)

Pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla extract (I omitted that, nothing changed)

150 gr./5 oz Milk chocolate chips (I used 200 gr./7 oz next time I think I am going to use bittersweet)

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Instructions

In a bowl sift the flour, the cocoa and the soda.In the mixer throw the butter and sugars and mix until the batter becomes pale and fluffy. Add salt and the vanilla if you do not forget it as I did and mix again for a few seconds. Add the flour mixture and mix for a few seconds more or just until everything is incorporated. Do not over mix. You must end up with a soft dough that you will divide into two parts and form them as sausages, just like in the picture. Cover them with wrap just like a candy and put them in the fridge for couple of hours.

Preheat your oven to 175° C. Take the chocolate sausages out of the fridge and slice them with a sharp knife into disks about 1.5 cm. thick or ½ inch. Place them on a parchment paper and on rack and bake them for 12 minutes. When they come out of the oven they are very soft but when they cool they become crunchy.

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