Monday, October 10, 2011

Secret Recipe Club: World Peace Cookies


Hello.  It's me guys!  I know I was a little sporadic last week, but I warned you, remember?  Life is crazy.  Life is about to get really crazy.  I start at Jack Fry's on Thursday.  And I still have my other job.  And I still have to go to school.  So yeah, this blog is looking like it's coming in 4th place.  So if I go missing for a little while, know that I'm just busily trying to make something of myself.  And I will try my best to at least post once a week!

Anyway, that brings me to today's post.  It's Secret Recipe Club time!  It's where all of the bloggers in my designated group get shuffled around and get assigned another blogger's recipe to remake on our own blog.

I was assigned Beantown Baker.  Jen is such a super fun gal.  She creates the most amazing baked goods - with her other half being her guinea pig, as well!  She's an engineer by trade and she still makes time to blog some goods!  I definitely must learn her secret of balancing a busy life!

I don't know if my choice was "legal" - I chose to do Jen's September SRC choice - World Peace Cookies.  Technically, it is a recipe on her blog, so I guess it's still fair game.  I was in the mood for some chocolate and these just kept calling my name.

Ingredients:
Adapted from Beantown Baker



1 & 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
11 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup 72% dark chocolate (I used some Ghirardelli squares), chopped

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, and baking soda together.

Beat the butter on medium speed until soft and creamy. Add both sugars, salt, and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes more.

Pour in the dry ingredients, and mix on low speed for about 5 times, or until flour is incorporated and looks somewhat crumbly. Toss in the chocolate pieces and mix only to incorporate.

Turn the dough out onto a work surface, gather it together and divide it in half. Shape each half of the dough into logs that are 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate them for at least 3 hours or up to 3 days.  (I think mine were in there for about 2 days - I ended up getting busy (surprise surprise)).

When you are Ready to Bake:

Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 325 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.

Using a sharp thin knife, slice the logs into rounds that are 1/2 inch thick. (The rounds are likely to crack as you're cutting them — don't be concerned, just squeeze the bits back onto each cookie.) Arrange the rounds on the baking sheets, leaving about 1 inch between them.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time for 12 minutes — they won't look done, nor will they be firm, but that's just the way they should be. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and let the cookies rest until they are only just warm, at which point you can serve them or let them reach room temperature.



And voila!  World Peace Cookies.  They really do make all of your troubles disappear - even if just for the 5 seconds it takes to devour one of them.  They're also perfect with a cold glass of milk!


So thanks Jen for letting me peruse your lovely blog, and I'll be back to test out some more treats - don't you worry!


Interested in the Secret Recipe Club?  Check it out and find out how to join here!



53 comments:

  1. Ooo...these look delicious! I would have picked the most chocolaty thing on the blog as well. Good luck with all of the many things happening right now!

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  2. These look delicious...and good luck with all the good stuff you have going on!

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  3. These look great! Good luck with everything you've got coming up!

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  4. Great choice, Peggy. They look delicious.

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  5. I think your choice was totally legal. Like you said, it was on my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed these cookies. I know we did!

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  6. I've written it before and I will write it again, we will be here waiting even if you just post once a month!

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  7. I've written it before and I will write it again, we will be here waiting even if you just post once a month!

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  8. World Peace cookies are one of my very favorite cookies! Great pick!!!

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  9. I made these a few months ago and forgot how good they are. Thanks for the reminder.

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  10. I adore these cookies, great choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  11. That's what I call a chocolaty cookie. Sounds like you are one busy person. I hope you get some down time soon.

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  12. These look fantastic - I've been dying to make World Peace Cookies for some time now! I see this as a sign! Oh, I'm with you on finding time to blog. I'm usually a 'twice-a-monther' until recently lol

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  13. yum! "legal" or not, I think it was a wonderful choice!

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  14. Why shouldn't you use a past SRC recipe for this SRC? It works for me. The cookies look delicious.

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  15. Great choice for SRC - I love cookies :-)

    All the best,
    Birthe

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  16. Those look awesome!
    And wow! ....You are busy busy busy! Good luck with everything you have coming up :)

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  17. Great choice for SRC! Cookies seem to be everywhere!!!! Perfect to get ready for the holiday season!

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  18. Good luck at the new gig!! Sounds like you are about to be crazy busy. These cookies look soo good, I can see why they called out to you!

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  19. Goodluck with everything,sound really-really busy,,,cookies looks YUmmY.
    Ridwan

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  20. Oh! These cookies look delicious, and great paired with a glass of milk.
    Hope you have a great week and sure you are a busy one :-)

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  21. lovely crunchy cookies, what more with the milk together.

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  22. Secret Recipe Club? That's so cool! Wow, u did a pretty good job on the recipe, Peggy!

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  23. I love it! Congratulations on starting your new 2nd job...let us know how it goes!

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  24. I've never heard of world peace cookies, but I imagine that that combination of ingredients could make anyone happy.

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  25. What AREN'T you doing? At least...I want these cookies! Always time for cookies.

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  26. World peace cookies looks delicious. congrats on your 2nd job.

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  27. World peace would probably be somewhat achievable with some kick butt cookies. These cookies look fantastic.

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  28. Sounds like you are busy, but busy with really great things!! These cookies look delish!!

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  29. I've always wanted to make World Peace cookies...they just made it back on my baking list! Good luck with the new job, busy lady :)

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  30. 2 jobs, school and the blog, wow, you are busy. Cookies look good.

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  31. Good luck with everything you have going on. Cookies look delicious!

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  32. love it! good luck with everything. Throwing yourself in there is the best way to learn. Cheers Peggy :)

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  33. lovely looking cookies wonderfully done

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  34. Good luck with everything you have going on!! You are going to be one busy person! How could you now make these cookies with their name!

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  35. Okay, I need a nap just from reading about your busy life! Great secret recipe :)

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  36. these sounds great, but I think the name makes them 10 times better.

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  37. It is world peace cookies, of course legal :)

    You will be busy bee! Don't feel guilty for the things you can not do. You are only one person, there are only 24 hours in a day.It is what it is and you just temporarily have to do this. If you can not keep up with the recipes for the blog, just use it to vent and talk to us. You'll feel better :) I would like to hear about the life in culinary school and a restaurant.

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  38. What a great SRC post, these look so delicious!! :)

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  39. I've always said chocolate could solve all the worlds' problems!

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  40. Good luck with everything Peggy! Thanks for leaving us with delicious cookies. :-)

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  41. Wow Wow! yummy looking cookies, just fantastic.

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  42. this cookies looks caramel chocolately peggy! Love it! :)
    wishing u luck with ur new busy activity, just please take care of ur healthy dear ;)

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  43. Good luck with your new job! Great recipe choice--they look yummy!

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  44. They are very rich!
    Sure, if upon reaching home you have at hand all the problems happen.
    I sign the recipe!
    Kisses.

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  45. Love these refrigerator cookies; saving them for sure; goinf to check our Secret Recipe Club; I have always been curious about this.
    Rita

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  46. Mmmm chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! These are a must try!

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  47. Great choice. One of my favorite cookies.

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  48. How can a cookie with a name like that be bad? World peace is all we need! I’ll take a couple please =)
    We’ll all juggle with work, private life, blogging and other stuff and it can be a bit overwhelming. But some things just have priority over others. I hope you enjoy your school lots and that you’ll come back with some tasty recipes. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to relax and enjoy.

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  50. I love the name of those cookies. And they look great too.

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