Korova Cookies are a simple butter cookie turned into something magical by French pastry chef, Pierre Herm, and adapted by cookbook author Dories Greenspan.
It is that unexpected hint of salt and how it combines with the chocolate that makes for an explosive burst of flavor in these delicious chocolate butter cookies. The brilliant thing about the Korova cookie is that, as good as they are, they’re so unassuming. There’s nothing fancy about them, no drizzles of icing, no creme fillings, no cookie-cutter shapes. In fact, they look downright homey. It is a truly stunning chocolate chip cookie with fleur de sel salt. They are essentially American slice-and-bake icebox cookies. The dough is mixed in a flash, rolled into logs, and chilled, then cut into rounds and baked in minutes.
The name, Korova, was the name of the milk bar in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film A Clockwork Orange. It was also the name of a restaurant off the Champs Elysées for which Pierre Herm created these cookies. The restaurant is gone, but the cookies are still a specialty at Pierre’s patisserie.
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Korova Cookies Recipe – Sables Korova Recipe:
Source: I slightly adapted this recipe from the cookbook Paris Sweets: Great Desserts from the City’s Best Pastry Shops, by Dories Greenspan.
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