Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I could hardly contain myself I was so excited that someone finally chose to make these cookies for our Tuesdays with Dorie pick - huge thanks to Jessica of cookbookhabit. These cookies may very well be what got me interested in food blogs in the first place. I remember, it was almost two years ago, when I decided I should find out what food blogs were all about. I didn't know where to find them though, so I remember I just did a Google search for 'food blogs'. Well, no big surprise here, but the one I remember coming up was Smitten Kitchen. Now that I was hooked and reading Smitten Kitchen it should come as no big surprise that when Deb posted the World Peace Cookies I basically went straight home and made them. Deb's writing was so funny and I the cookies looked so amazing... and they are.
I will never forget the title of her post though because it just stuck with me... especially after I tasted one of these cookies. "In which world peace eludes me." I have to agree with Deb here because, frankly, I share most everything I make and love to share and want others to enjoy. These little chocolate cookies though? Not so much. I hoard them. They don't make me feel peaceful when I think of giving them away. However, should the governments of the world choose to provide a cookie or two a day for all the populations, then I could see world peace happening. If I have to share these... maybe not.
I freeze the dough and hide the baked cookies to keep them all for myself. I don't know of any other recipe that makes me into such a selfish person, but these cookies - oh yes. I become as stingy as they come. Well - I do share they with my immediate family, but that is about it. The problem with that of course is also that it means I eat them all myself. They are just so good and so eatable. I wish I could describe how insanely good these are, and the fact that if you haven't made them before, you are really missing out on possibly one of the very best chocolate delivery devices that are available to us mere humans.
Now, I implore you, go forth and make these cookies so that you can eat them while you are reading all the other Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers posts today - if you don't have one in hand while reading, you will be very sad indeed!