Cookie Recipes - World Peace Cookies

    If everyone ate them, there would be world peace. They're that good!
    - 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    - 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    - 1/2 tsp baking soda
    - 11 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
    - 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    - 1/4 cup sugar
    - 1/4 tsp salt
    - 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    - 3/4 cup chocolate chips (we always use chocolate chunks)

    1. Sift flour, cocoa and baking soda together.
    2. With a mixer and its paddle attachment (or a hand mixer and large bowl), beat the butter until soft and creamy. Add white and brown sugars, salt and vanilla. Beat for 2 more minutes.
    3. Turn off mixer. Pour in dry ingredients, pulse mixer 5 times (cover with a towel to prevent fly-away flour.) Pulse until flour is no longer on outside of dough. At low speed, mix for 30 seconds, just until the flour is completely incorporated — for the best texture, work the dough as little as possible at this point. Mix in chocolate pieces.
    4. Turn the dough onto a parchment-covered work surface, make a ball and then divide in half. Shape each half of dough into a log that is 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (Or up to 3 days.)

    When it's time to bake:
    5. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.
    6. Using a sharp thin knife, slice the logs into 1/2 inch thick slices. Don't worry if the rounds crumble a bit - squeeze the crumbles back on.) Place rounds on cookie sheet about 1 inch apart..
    7. Bake the cookies one sheet at a time for 12 minutes — they won't look done, nor will they be firm, but that's ok. Transfer to a cooling rack and let the cookies rest until just warm. Then you can serve them or let them reach room temperature.

    **NOTE: Adult assistance required when using oven or using sharp kitchen tools.

    This cookie would be good to serve when discussing the following books:
    The Lightning Thief (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
    The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)

    Print this post