Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cinnamon World Peace Cookies -- Tuesdays with Dorie


Dorie's famous World Peace Cookies -- how could I? How could I possibly change up this recipe that is so perfect? I didn't intend to change it up -- but the mini chocolate chips I knew I had in the pantry were missing, what to do? I had just about every chip imaginable except for mini semisweet! I narrowed it down to either regular semisweet or cinnamon chips -- the cinnamon chips were smaller than regular chocolate chips, not quite as small as mini, but I was hoping the would work. They added a nice extra element to these cookies where the stand out flavors are chocolate and salt.


But wait, that wasn't my only change...not being one patient enough to chill dough, I rolled these into little balls, flattened them slightly, and popped them in the oven. I have never been a 'slice and bake' cookie fan, don't know why, but I prefer hand rolled shapes. That's all. Promise. No more changes from me.


These were great, I think the cinnamon added so much! I am not a huge chocolate cookie fan -- give me a soft white chocolate macadamia nut and I am happy. I did like these though. They were enjoyed at our house, but they weren't 'oh my goodness wow.' I was wondering to myself, maybe I messed up the whole idea of these cookies in adding the cinnamon chips but I really don't think so, since the warmth from the cinnamon was one of my favorite facets of these.



Thank you to Jessica of
cookbookhabit, who picked World Peace Cookies, from pages 138-139 of Dorie Greenspan's book Baking From My Home To Yours. I'm so glad to finally give these a try -- even if I did change them up a touch. You can find the recipe on Jessica's site or at a million other locations on the internet, these are quite the popular cookie :)
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Update: for some reason I think these taste better the next day! I'm really feeling the 'sable'ness (meaning sandy in French) of these. I will make them again and am envisioning flecks of maraschino cherries throughout the dough, and mini chocolate chips, that are now on the grocery list.

24 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your cookies look great! Perfect shape.

n.o.e said...

They sound good with the cinnamon. Glad you liked them even if they don't quite match up to white choc + macadamia!
Nancy

Natashya said...

They are a perfect shape! Mine stayed in the same shape as when I sliced them.
I think cinnamon would be a very nice addition.

Megan said...

Wow - those are some fine looking cookies there! :)

I think your method worked better than the slice and bake.

Debinhawaii said...

They look great--I love chocolate and cinnamon together!

Maria said...

Cinnamon chips, great idea! I will have to try that next time.

Danielle said...

Your cookies look great! I thought the taste was ok I guess I was expecting more from a cookie named World Peace Cookie! Cant wait to hear about the next time you make them with the cherries!

Jennifer said...

YUM! These cookies look amazing! Nice job!!!!

Teanna said...

Where do you get the cinnamon chips!? That sounds amazing!

chocolatechic said...

Oh...your cookies look wonderful.

leanne said...

I agree with you they are not white chocolate with macadamia, but they were good. I think they tasted better the second day too.

Peggy said...

Andrea those look great. I can't believe your cookies did ok with the ball effect though because mine didn't spread much. Thanks for stopping by and you really must try the spinach dip. I do not like parmesan and most of those recipes are smothered in it. This one does not have parmesan in it!!

Cathy said...

They look delicious! The cinnamon chips sound like a fun addition. Look like they work just great as drop cookies!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

The cinnamon chips sound yummy!! Next time, I'll try the rolled version. I'm not a fan of rolled dough either.

Jessica said...

I love the way they look more like a twist on the traditional choc chip (my personal favorite cookie). How inspired to use cinnamon chips!

Jill said...

I've never tried cinnamon chips, but they sound great with the chocolate cookies!

Pamela said...

The cinnamon and chocolate combo really sounds great. Nice job! It's funny that you mention the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. I just got a ton of nuts on sale and was thinking about baking some of those cookies up. Now I'm thinking EVEN MORE about it!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I'll have to start looking for different flavored chocolate chips. Sounds delicious.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cookies look great! I also thought these cookies tasted much better the next day!

Jess said...

The cookies look great - I'm glad you liked your own spin on them!

AmyRuth said...

Great job....I like that you chose a different twist on the cookies of the "world." Good to know about the next days assessment. Mine didn't last that long, oops.
AmyRuth

TeaLady said...

AAHHH!!! THose look great with the cinnamon chips. White choco would have been good too.

Jacque said...

I think your version still qualifies. They came out perfect!

LyB said...

Love the idea of adding cinnamon to these. I just might try a little spicier WP Cookie next time. :)

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