This recipe came to me via Nancy Leson of Seattle's Food for Thought radio show. She got it from Dorie Greenspan, and she got it from the originator, Parisian pastry chef Pierre Hermé. It's one of those recipes that apparently has been around a while, but somehow I've missed it. And that's really too bad, as they are delish!!
Here's the recipe with Dorie's commentary, including why they've been dubbed World Peace Cookies. If you like a recipe with lots of photos, you might check out Food52. On this recipe alone, I'm really tempted to get Dorie's new book, Dorie's Cookies.
Even though it's the first new recipe I've tried this season, I have no doubt it'll end up being my favorite. I made them for the Seattle MQG party, and enjoyed them so much, I went home and made them again for a potluck the next day. They are easy and two-step (mix and shape one day/bake off later) which I kind of love. And mmmm are they SO good!