Tuesday, February 3, 2009

World Peace Cookies; Tuesdays With Dorie

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
-- Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)

The ingredients for peace in the heart and home?

This week, Jessica, of cookbookhabit chose Dorie's World Peace Cookies, on page 139-139 of Baking, From My Home To Yours.

I thought these were the best cookies I have ever had. I told my husband that Dorie said these cookies "were as important a culinary breakthrough as Toll House cookies". He is a big Toll House fan and disagreed. My son ate one and said he liked it, but when I offered him another, he asked if he could have a FiberPlus Antioxidant snack bar instead. Ummm, sure, more fiber and antioxidants for you, more cookies for me.

I made the first batch to the letter of the recipe.

For the second batch, I added a little sprinkle of sugar and salt on top. I have these salt flakes that are pyramid shaped, so I thought it would be an attractive and tasty accent.

Some of the bigger pyramids were a bit much, but all and all, I would say this is a perfect plate of cookies.


Laura said...

Hmmmm.... salt on cookies?? Sweet and salty is usually good, but this seems a bit odd. I will have to try them.

The salt pyramids do look attractive.

Danielle said...

Very pretty cookies. Great job!

Teanna said...

Pyramid salt on cookies! That is so awesome!!

chocolatechic said...

Great job.

Jennifer said...

Your husband is a rube. And a nave.
Just joking!
But I agree about the tollhouse thing, sables, especially chocolately salty sables are to die for!

Jennifer said...

COOL! I love the pyramid shaped salt!

spike. said...

I kind of love it when I love something and others pass- more for the baker! Your cookies look great

Ivette said...

Your cookies look great and I bet the extra sugar and salt on top makes a difference. I thought mine were a bit too sweet.. and since I still have some left, I will try sprinkling some on too as well. I'll let you know how it goes!

Cathy said...

"I thought these were the best cookies I have ever had."

Me too! Gotta love your son choosing the antioxidant bar over the cookies -- kids!

I'm going to sprinkle extra salt on mine next time!

Jessica said...

Your cookies look beautiful and I love the salt pyramids! What a fantastic idea.