World Peace Cookies

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recipe by Food52

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    3hrs 27mins
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based on 6 ratings

Of all the cookies you will bake and eat during the holidays (and beyond), this is the one people will remember. They're fine and sandy like a sablé, but with a friendly, soft chew.

recipe updated Jun 7, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
  • Bittersweet chocolate icon
    Bittersweet chocolate


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

Step preview

  1. Line 2 clean baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Get a clean medium bowl
  3. Add all purpose flour
  4. Add cocoa powder
  5. Add baking soda
  6. Whisk briefly until blended
  7. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  8. Add room temperature unsalted butter
  9. Beat until creamy - paddle attachment
  10. Add granulated sugar
  11. Add light brown sugar
  12. Add fine sea salt
  13. Add vanilla extract
  14. Beat - 2 min, medium speed
  15. Transfer dry ingredients to dough
  16. Mix until just combined - low speed
  17. Get a clean small bowl
  18. Add chopped bittersweet chocolate
  19. Mix chocolate mixture into dough
  20. Turn out on lightly-floured surface
  21. Divide into halves
  22. Shape
  23. Wrap with plastic wrap
  24. Chill in fridge - 3 hr
  25. Pre-heat - 160°C
  26. Cut into rounds
  27. Transfer dough to 2 baking sheets
  28. Bake - 12 min, 160°C, middle rack
  29. Transfer onto cooling rack
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