World Peace Cookies

– 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 175g – 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 30 grams – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 11 tablespoons unsalted butter* 156g, room temperature – 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 134g – 1/4 cup granulated sugar 50g – 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel or 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped*


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Cook time: 12 min

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36 cookies



prep Time

10 min


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World Peace Cookies are what cookie dreams are made of! Rich chocolate flavor with a salty touch and perfectly crumbly. These chocolate shortbread like cookies are what you need to add to your cookie repertoire.

Can I bake these cookies straight from the freezer? Yes! Simply slice the cookies and put them in plastic zipped lock bag and freeze. Keep the dough rounds in one layer so they don’t stick together and lay the bag flat in the freezer. Follow baking instructions below and remember to bake 13 instead of 12 minutes.

Tips to make the best World Peace Cookies:Butter: I have made these cookies with butter and also margarine (my favorite Earth Balance vegan butter sticks…which will make these VEGAN cookies). – Cocoa Powder: I used regular cocoa powder, but in comments, Dorie mentions she’s even tried with Dutch Processed Cocoa and they turned out fine.


Can I make World Peace Cookies vegan? YESSSS! So easy to make these cookies vegan (that’s what I ended up doing for my dairy-free family members). Just sub butter for your favorite dairy-free margarine sticks. Also, sub the chocolate for totally dairy-free chocolate (I use my favorite vegan chips).


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