Posted by: lifewithbs | October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween + World Peace Cookies

Happy Halloween!

We aren’t dressing up or really celebrating Halloween at all this year, but I did make these cookies so that we would have treats around in the house. If you love chocolate (like me), these cookies are for you.

World Peace Cookies

recipe from Ezra Pound cake, adapted from Dorie Greenspan’s ‘Baking: From My Home to Yours’

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

11 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Mix together the flour, baking soda, and cocoa.

In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl that can accommodate a hand-held mixer)  beat the butter on medium speed until soft and creamy. Add in the two sugars, the salt and the vanilla, and beat for 2 more minutes.

Pour in the flour, and mix on low speed until the flour is just incorporated. The recipe noted that in order for the cookies to have the best texture, the dough should be worked with as little as possible. It will be kind of crumbly.

Add in the chocolate chips and mix just a little bit until incorporated.

Turn the dough out onto a clean counter, and divide in half. Shape the dough into two logs, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Wrap the logs in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

At this point, I looked out of the window near where I was working and noticed that Izzy was laying on our patio table. I swear, this dog thinks she is a cat!

When you’re ready to start baking cookies, take the logs out of the fridge and preheat the oven to 325.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat (silpat!)

Using a very sharp knife, slice the logs into rounds that are 1/2 inch thick. If they crumble apart, use your hands to form them back into one piece.

Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. They won’t look done, but they will be!

Not the most appetizing picture, but these cookies were really good, especially when still warm and gooey.  🙂



  1. They look great! Make them when we visit CT next month, please 🙂 By the way, my old plants are looking like they enjoy your Texas patio!

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