World Peace Cookies

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recipe by Food52

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    3hrs 27mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 7 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.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    175g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder
    30g (about 5½ tbsp)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    about ½ teaspoon (2g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    150g (about ¾ cup)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    50g (about 4 tbsp)
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
    120g (about ½ cup)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    about ¼ teaspoon (2g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Bittersweet chocolate icon
    Bittersweet chocolate
    150g (about 1 cup)


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