As much as I try to stay on top of everything that inspires me, I get introduced to things that have been out there for a while that have slipped by me. Much to my chagrin, it happened recently. During my last book club meeting, Alicia, our hostess served the best chocolate cookies I have ever had. One bite and I was a goner. She said that she got them “frozen and ready to bake” from The Pantry in Fairfield, Connecticut. The very next day I went to buy some for my family (okay, just for me). The Pantry has a respectable inventory of frozen cookies and while I didn’t know the name of the cookie, I knew what I was looking for. I found the box and saw that they were called World Peace Cookies and I just assumed that the store had made up their own cute name. Like, “Dude, these cookies are so rad they could lead to world peace.” Totally.
I’m a “let’s have a Plan B” person and when I find something I love, I need to find another source. On a whim I Googled “world peace cookies” and found several recipes. I realized that this wasn’t an exclusive coastal Connecticut cookie, it had been out there and I didn’t know about it. I don’t know if I am more taken back about not being clued in to them or because I have missed out on having them as a staple in my diet. It has been a humbling experience. I can’t imagine that the ones from The Pantry can be improved, but, if you don’t live in CT here is a recipe from Bon Appetit that looks promising.
The fact that they were frozen was also an eye-opener. I am becoming increasingly impressed with how delicious food can taste even if it has been frozen. My very busy girlfriend, Sonal Rajan, is a master at making and freezing foods for her young family and I need to get some tips from her. I can only imagine what a time saver it is to be able to get a nutritious and yummy dinner from the freezer to the table in a snap.
Keep them frozen and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
Our son loves them too. I shared.