Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Confession: These cookies did not bring me peace. In fact, they made me want to punch walls. I don't know what I did, but I couldn't get this recipe to turn out right. The dough was so crumbly, which I expected from a sable cookie, but this was pretty bad. So of course when I cut them they just fell apart. Which of course made them hideous (you know how I love pretty cookies--I hand selected the ones for the picture above. Most were a crumbly mess.) And to top it all off, as much as I love chocolate, these cookies were a fail in the taste department too. The richness of the dark chocolate was completely voided by the dry texture from the cookie, even though they weren't overbaked. I don't understand. This was just one of those kitchen debacles that has no reason other than it happened on a day that ended in "y."
Since this recipe is ubiquitous on the web, I'm not going to share were I got my version from. I will tell you that I googled "world peace cookies" and this recipe matched at least 6 others on the web. I just don't feel right crediting someone for my inability to get the same results even though I followed their directions exactly. However, I do think I can salvage these into something else. While I work on that, leave me a comment if you can tell what I did wrong or to share your experience with these cookies!