World Peace or Korova Cookies

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Now I don't know how it can solve a global problem ... but from the ingredients, it sure warrants a shot. This recipe is by Dorie Greenspan, slightly adapted. Mostly the sugar bit. It makes for a lovely crunchy chocolatey delight, all the adjectives which I look for in any cookie.
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup Dutch cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
335 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
1-1/4 cup golden brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
280 grams 80% chocolate, chopped (no more chocolate chips, baby!)

1. In a bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
2. In a stand mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth.
3. Add the sugars, vanilla, and salt.
4. Continue beating until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
4. On low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 increments.
5. On the lowest speed, slowly add the chopped chocolate.
6. Divide dough in 4 equal portions, rolling into a 1-1/2 inch log. 
7. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Baking the cookies:
8. Preheat oven to 325°F. 
9. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
10. Cut logs into 1/2-inch-thick rounds.
11. Bake for 15-18 minutes if using 2 sheets, making sure to rotate halfway, until golden.
12. Remove and cool on a rack.
13. Make sure to cool the baking sheet before putting the next batch in. Also helps to wipe the parchment paper if reusing.

These are so so amazing. It may not bring about World Peace, though we can be so lucky if it were that easy. It sure made peace at home, only because the mouths of babes were busy munching on them. 

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