Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies
As I close out the year, and what a tumultuous year it's been, I can think of no better recipe to share than World Peace Cookies from the adorable and lovely Dorie Greenspan. As she shared on her site, "The World Peace Cookie lives up to its name: If everyone had it, peace would reign o’er the planet. I’m convinced of this." If only it were so simple.
I've come across Dorie's recipes online over the years. And I'm a firm believer in one of her tips for rolling out cookie dough in a Ziplock bag. But her latest cookbook, Dorie's Cookies, is the first of her books that I own. When I saw the cookbook I knew I wanted to get it for my sister. She possesses the baking gene that I somehow missed and I knew this book would be a great inspiration for her.
I also had the pleasure of hearing Dorie speak in person at a Boston Center for Adult Education event, Dorie Greenspan's Great Cookie Swap, where she was joined by another great baker, Joanne Chang of Flour bakeries in Boston. It was a stormy night in Boston and just awful to get to the event but once inside we had a cozy time listening to stories and eating cookies - enough to forget about the weather outside.
|Dorie Greenspan and Joanne Chang sharing stories|
at the Boston Center for Adult Education
In her recipe Dorie warns readers that the cookies may be different from batch to batch. I'd say my first batch was okay but no where near the ooey-gooey cookies that grace the cover of her book. So I guess I'll continue to test this recipe into the new year. But can we really go wrong with chocolate?
So here's hoping that one day we truly find world peace and may this cookie be the inspiration to start 2017 on a positive note.
Best wishes to all and happy 2017!