Monday 29 August 2011

World Peace Cookies -August ~ Secret Recipe Club challenge.

This is my 1st assignment with the Secret Recipe Club.The aim of the club is that you are allocated a blog from which you have to select  a recipe and make it and blog about it.
My assignment was from  Kirsty's blog called Darn Near Domestic. Kirtsy's blog has many wonderful recipes and to select one from it was quite a challenge in it self, however looking through the recipes I selected World Peace cookies as they looked delectable and the recipe was simple to follow.
I followed the recipe almost to the T from here the only changes I made were:
  • Used 240 grams butter instead of 11 tablespoons as I guessed it was the equivalent.
  • Instead of making a sausage shape of dough  and chilling  prior to slicing cookie shapes , I made walnut size balls and chilled them first  and flattened them using a fork before baking.
  • For easier handling, I added 1/4 cup more flour as my dough was rather soft and sticky.
The results were  an amazing  36  soft chewy cookies although were not uniform in shape tasty brilliant and were simply divine. This recipe I will definitely make again especially as its eggless. I did find the cookies a little too sweet for my palate so next time I will leave out the 60 grams white sugar.


300 grams flour
80 grams  cocoa
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
240 grams butter ( soft room temperature)
160 grams brown sugar
60 grams white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
180 grams chocolate chip
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


1. Cream the butter and sugar together.
2. Add the bicarbonate, salt and vanilla and mix well.
3. Fold in the flour and the chocolate chip.
4. Pinch walnut sized balls and place them on parchment paper on a baking try.(Spread out as cookies will expand during baking) Chill for 15 minutes.
5. Remove from fridge and using a fork flatten the dough balls to form round cookies approx 8 mm thick.
6. Bake them in a pre heated oven 160 degrees Centigrade/ 325  degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.
7. After 10 minutes  cookies will look soft and slightly under cooked , however  once they have  cooled they will be  perfect soft and chewy.

Serve with a glass of cold milk.


  1. These look delicious. Great pick for your first assignments!

    ~Chris (

  2. This is our favorite kind of cookies and it is perfect for school lunch boxes. It's so nice to meet you through this month's SRC.

  3. perfectly baked cookies. nice presentation too

  4. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cookies! Sounds like finding an eggless recipe worked out great for you!! I'm going to try your method of rolling into balls the next time I make these as that "roll and slice" method is a tad trying on one's patience :)

    Thank you for such a nice post!! Hope you enjoy the SRC! It's tons of fun :)

  5. Crunchy n yummy cookies... Loved all the show cased recipes...

  6. awesome the cookies!

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    and On Going Event - Strawberry Desserts

  7. The cookies look great! Fantastic photos - I am drooling!

  8. These look amazing! Nice work on SRC.

  9. Would love to have one with a cup of milk. Yumm!!!

  10. I want one NOW for an after school snack!

  11. they look perfect and delicious!

  12. Welcome to the SRC and great choice of recipe, the cookies look wonderful.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A" ~ SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Cook Lisa Cook

  13. Who can walk away from a great cookie? Especially one that promises world peace! These look fabulous. Great SRC post!

  14. Delicious looking cookies! They'd be perfect with a glass of cold milk! Yummy!

  15. Welcome to SRC! Hope you're having fun! I don't like my cookies too sweet too, so thanks for the heads up, will keep the white sugar out!

  16. Wow.. looks super perfect and delicious :)
    Indian Cuisine

  17. Would love to enjoy with a cup of milk,fabulous cookies..

  18. Looks so soft and delicious, beautiful cookies, its fun to be with you in SRC

  19. This is also my first month in SRC, it is great to discover all the new blogs! The cookies looks perfect (personally I like uneven cookies...more character!)

  20. the cookies looks is so mouthwatering.....

  21. Lovely cookies... absolutely delicious:)

  22. These cookies really are the best, aren't they? I'm a big fan of this recipe, it's one of my favorites :)

  23. I am a fan of World Peace Cookies and Have made Dorie Greenspans recipe several times. Good cookie!

  24. Hey so happy to meet ya at the SRC now :-)))
    I have baked these too , but without the coco powder and absolutely love them too.
    Ur pics are so cute and cookies pretty!

  25. Yes, these would be perfect with a big glass of cold milk. Great SRC post. Happy to "meet" you!

  26. I'm sure There would DEFINITELY be world peace if everyone just had some of these delicious looking cookies! Who could be mad after that?

  27. These cookies look wonderful!
    Awesome to be in the Secret Recipe Club with you. Here is my post for September :)
    Also: I would love if you added this and any other links to my "Happy Post" today.

  28. Those look really good, I love cookies that are soft and chewy.


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