Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - World Peace Cookies





I wasn't too sure about the recipe this week; i wasn't sure if i could handle that much chocolate in a cookie.  I know most of you will think I'm weird but i really can't eat a lot of chocolate, otherwise I'm in bed with a headache for the rest of the day.  I really had my fill of chocolate with last weeks Chocolate Gingerbread. Nevermind i thought, i'll still bake them and distribute them amongst my friends.

I followed the recipe and didn't have any problems, except for the almost overwhelming urge to put an egg into the batter.  I used Fleur de Sel, which my lovely friend Sandy brought back for me from her holiday in France.  After a couple of hours in the freezer, i tried to slice the cookies.  Ha ha, i ended up having to use a huge serrated knife, and i still ended up with crumbled dough and bits of chocolate everywhere.


I'm not sure if i left the cookies in the oven too long, or if my oven was a little too hot, but my cookies really spread and were very flat.  I had problems even trying to move the cookies to the rack as they just crumbled and broke.  Hmm.  So i just left them to cool on the baking sheet to cool.

I didn't like them.  I found them too rich and too chocolaty.  I portioned them off in preparation of handing them out to my friends.


This morning i thought i'd try it again to see if it would taste any different.  Well, i've already eaten two whilst writing this blog ;)

They are delicious, and light!  Ooh, i don't want to give them away now!!!!

12 comments:

Matt's Kitchen said...

I didn't like them as much as the first day as the second day. I think they need to rest a bit. I have to use an oven thermometer because my oven tends to run fifty degrees too cold.

I'm not much of a chocolate person either, but these cookies are oddly addictive!

Danielle said...

LOL I didnt like them the first day either, I let the 2nd roll sit in the fridge for 3 days then made them last night and WOW I now love these cookies!

Jess said...

I'm glad you liked them after a little rest...they are intensely chocolatey, and I think even better the second day.

n.o.e said...

That's so funny that you loved them the second day. If these were too chocolatey you would not have been happy earlier in the Fall when we made a bunch of chocolate cookies!
Nancy

leanne said...

I liked them the second day better too. Some said they were sandy the next day but mine were better

Leslie said...

Yum--they look amazing. I'm glad you ended up liking these! You're such a dedicated baker to make a chocolate cookie even though chocolate gives you headaches!

Teanna said...

Hahahah so glad that they redeemed themselves the next day! Fantastic job!

Nazarina A said...

These look like a chocoholics dream !

TeaLady said...

I still have a roll in the fridge. I don't know how long I can wait to bake. They are really good.

LyB said...

They look good! :)

Michele said...

I think yours look good, and I'm glad you like them!

Peggy said...

I felt the same way you did about these cookies. The first day they were just very rich chocolate and butter tasting, but the second day they calmed down a bit and I liked them more. They still aren't my favorite cookie of all times, but I did like them. Thanks so much for stopping by my post! It brightened my day.