Sunday, May 15, 2011

World Peace/Korova Cookies



I came across this recipe in my blogger friend Magpie's blog. There is a big fan of chocolate chip cookies in our house, my daughter ; and her dad loves brownies ; and as for me anything sweet and chocolaty is fine with me any day. So I thought that this was something I can make that would please all three of us. I am not too sure if this cookies would bring world peace, as at least in our house it almost lead to a third world-war: fighting over who gets to eat the last cookie...:). It tastes awesome fresh out of oven or you can reheat it in the microwave and have it while the chocolate chips are still a little molten.

Recipe source: From Dorie Greenspan's Paris Sweets, via Magpies Recipes
Makes about 36 cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups (175 grams) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (30 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick plus 3 tablespoons (11 tablespoons or 150 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup (120 grams) (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel or 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 ounces (150 grams) bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips, or a generous 3/4 cup store-bought mini chocolate chips
Method:
In a medium bowl sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together. Beat the butter until soft and creamy. Add both sugars, the salt and vanilla extract and beat for 2 minutes more. Add in the flour, cocoa and baking soda mixture and mix it all well together. Mix it just until the flour disappears into the dough (don't over-mix even if the dough looks a little crumbly). Add the chocolate chips and mix gently. (Overworking the dough can make the cookies tough).
Put the dough on the work surface and divide it into two equal logs 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap the logs in plastic wraps or wax paper and refrigerate them for at least 3 hours. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months. If you have frozen the dough, you needn’t defrost it before baking — just slice the logs into cookies and bake the cookies 1 minute longer.
When ready to bake, slice the logs into rounds about 1/2 inch thick. Bake these in the oven preheated to 325°F for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes they won't look firm or done. Yet take them off the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack and it will be just right.

26 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy, a chocolate lovers treat.

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  2. Another special recipe from you vidhya...cookies looks delicious...thanx for sharing!!! Expecting more of this kind from the chocolateeee lover :)

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  3. Lovely, Vidhya! This cookie is so tempting! I remember bookmarking it from Magpie's blog.. But never got around to making them. I think I will. Loved the read for this post.. hope its cease-fire at your house now at least till you make the next batch :)

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  4. Lovely recipe.. looks very tempting and inviting.. thanks for the recipe dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  5. Oh,thats such a pleasant idea for cookies.So cute and yummy.

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  6. wow..amazing cookies..looks yummy dear

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  7. I am sure these cookies will be a hit in my house too..anything chocolatey is a welcome treat..these look good.

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  8. for a minute, I thought you'd used ragi for the flour - Enjoyable post and loved the write up :)

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  9. They're beautiful, Vidhya. And brownie-like is perfect in my book! So addictive n delicious ~ I have bookmark this recipe :)
    US Masala

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  10. Lovely cookies loaded with chocolate....Tempting dear..

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  11. Cookies looks wonderful,delicious..if i make them i know i wont stop munching them..

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  12. Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

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  13. Anything baked with chocolate is always liked.. good one!

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  14. lovely cookies ..first time at ur space!nice blog too..glad to follow you :-)
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  15. so chocolaty,,,,,,,,,hmmmmmmmm.........luv it.......

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  16. That is very chocolateeeey, just the way I like it:) Loved this recipe plus clicks:)

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  17. Those look great. We are big fans of chocolate here as well.

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  18. Cookie looks so yum .. even my family has the chocolate fans :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  19. The cookies are really great and lovely! So chocolate-y!

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  20. delicious with chocolate wonderful cookies

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