I found this recipe over at a delicious blog called baking=love which I believe is true, over there Nessie called them world peace cookies and prior to that they were called Korova Cookies after the restaurant in Paris they were originally created for, I've given them my own name as that's half the fun, they are really lush, cakey with a dense chocolate flavour and a little hit of salt, yum. I've been off the baking a bit this last week and concentrating on my crochet !! still you can't keep me out of the kitchen for long, there are always a dozen things I can't wait to make. So enjoy these, they are indeed special enough to bring about a bit of world peace.
2 1/2 cups plain flour
2/3 cup dark cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
300 g unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
300 g dark chocolate, cut into chunks
In a mixer cream butter until pale then add both sugars, salt and vanilla and beat for another couple of minutes. Sift in the flour, baking soda and cocoa and mix till combined, lastly add in the chocolate and mix through.
Lay out four sheets of plastic wrap about 30cm long, divide the mixture between them, its crumbly so tip it out and form it into a log with your hands then use the clingfilm to roll it twisting the ends into a 4cm wide log, so you finish with four logs. Pop them in the fridge for at least 3 hours before baking. Or place them in the freezer to use later.
Preheat the oven to 160 and line your baking tray with baking paper. Slice the logs into 1 cm thick slices and arrange on the baking tray leaving a little bit of room between. Bake for 12 minutes then take them out of the oven and leave them on the tray for a couple of minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.