World Peace Cookies

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recipe by Sophie H.

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    3hrs 32mins
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I tried these cookies for the first time when my sister made them over the holidays and they were devoured in no time! She adds sea salt on top which amplified the intense dark chocolate and took these cookies to the next level. Original recipe is from Dorie Greenspan.

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recipe updated Jun 7, 2019


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    11 tbsp (156g)
  • Bittersweet chocolate icon
    Bittersweet chocolate
    ¾ cup
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    1.25 cups (162g)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    about ¼ cup (29g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    about ½ teaspoon (2g)
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
    about ¾ cup (128g)
  • White sugar icon
    White sugar
    about ¼ cup (51g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    about ¼ teaspoon (2g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

Step preview

  1. Sift all purpose flour, cocoa powder and baking soda into a clean medium bowl
  2. Add unsalted butter to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Beat until smooth
  4. Add light brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract and sea salt to the large mixing bowl
  5. Beat until fluffy - approx 2 min
  6. Transfer content of medium bowl to large mixing bowl
  7. Beat until just blended
  8. Add bittersweet chocolate to the large mixing bowl
  9. Mix in evenly
  10. Divide into halves
  11. Roll into logs
  12. Wrap with plastic wrap
  13. Chill in fridge until firm - approx 3 hr
  14. Pre-heat oven - 160°C
  15. Line 2 clean baking sheets with parchment paper
  16. Cut into rounds
  17. Place evenly
  18. Sprinkle with sea salt
  19. Bake until dry - 12 min
  20. Transfer onto cooling rack
  21. Cool
  22. Serve
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