World peace cookies, korova cookies or Sables chocolat.. Call them what you will, theyâ€™re all the same damn thing. I first came across them in Dorie Greenspanâ€™s wonderful book â€“ Baking, from my home to yours; where she mentioned that a) it was a Pierre herme recipe and b) her neighbour thought it was so good that it could induce world peace (hence the name).
These sables have a salty kick to them from fleur de sel but I substituted with regular sea salt; A note: do not overbake them, lest the texture be less than ideal. The cookies will harden as they cool down, so 12 minutes really does mean 12 minutes in this case And, if you are as huge a chocolate slut as I am, Iâ€™m sure youâ€™d enjoy them, in which case, the recipeâ€™s below:
175g all-purpose flour
30g unsweetened cocoa powder
Â½ tsp baking soda
150g unsalted butter, room temperature
120g light brown sugar
50g regular sugar
Â½ tsp fleur de sel or Â¼ tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g bittersweet chocolate, chopped into pieces
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda together.
- Cream the butter along with the sugars, salt and vanilly until it is light and fluffy.
- Fold in the flour along with the chocolate bits towards the end.
- Gather it into a log and wrap it up using clingfilm or parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least a few hrs.
- Slice and bake. Slice and bake. Slice and bake.
- Bake the sliced cookies at a pre-heated 160 degrees celcius oven for 12 MINUTES. TWELVE. TWELVE. They will not look done, nor will they be firm but have faith and let them cool downâ€¦
Â p/s: I donâ€™t mean to be bossy but these are perfect with a glass of cold milk. Rainy day optional..
p/p/s: I donâ€™t mean to be a nag but please do use a high quality cocoa powder here, it makes all the difference from baking a regular chocolate cookie to baking an incredible one..
This article is written by our guest blogger, Lace Zhang. In her spare time, she bakes, cooks and share all about the goodness of it here