Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TWD: World Peace Cookies


First of all, I had every intention of making the chocolate gingerbread from last week. But, I waited till Monday and I was not feeling well... I ended up measuring out the flour and as soon as I measured the ginger... the smell made me nauseous and I immediately had to go to the bathroom and puke. Which is weird... I thought ginger was supposed to be soothing to the stomach? I guess not when you're sick.

Anyway... no puking this week (thank goodness).

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Jessica at Cookbook Habit chose World Peace Cookies.

I was pretty excited to make these cookies... I mean, I've made them before and I remembered liking them, but not being absolutely wowed by them. (Let's just say, I would have continued to call them by their original name of Korova cookies).

Okay, so here's the deal... these cookies are good, yes. But if you're looking for something quick to whip up, that's painless... I'd stay away. These cookies gave me an absolute fit, trying to cut them. Ugh. Soooooo crumbly, I ended up freezing them and cutting them immediately out of the freezer, then I pulled them from the oven and kind of took a fork around the edges and pushed around to make them more round.

I dont know, these are good. But not out of this world.

If you want to check out my first attempt at them back in 2007, here's the link:

My first attempt at World Peace Cookies


10 comments:

HoneyB said...

You chocolate looks really dark - what brand cocoa did you use? Looks delicious to me! The darker the cocoa the better in my opinion!

Flourchild said...

Nice looking cookies. They were a hit with my family!

Teanna said...

I am sorry you weren't so crazy about these! I absolutely loved them! They look great, though! I am glad that you are feeling better!

chocolatechic said...

They look wonderful.

Jennifer said...

They look delicious! Glad you are feeling better!

Engineer Baker said...

I wonder if letting the butter get warmer would help with the crumbliness? Kudos for trying it again, even with the issues!

Jess said...

They look great, even if they didn't knock your socks off - very dark and chocolatey.

Elyse said...

I think that your cookies turned out just beautifully! Despite any problem you may have had, they certainly look scrumptious! I love your blog (and your ode to the south, of course), and I wanted to pass along two blogger awards that you can check out at my website (http://confectionarycreations.blogspot.com/).

Jules Someone said...

Those look just lovely. Nice job!

TeaLady said...

They look like they came out just fine. Nice and dark and chocolately.