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The Best Cookie Ever – Compost Cookies

Have you heard about the best cookie ever created.  This cookie will please the people that like crunch.  This cookie will please the people that enjoy a soft chewy cookie.  This cookie will even please the people that aren’t so into cookies, yep, I said it.

If you are not familiar with Momofuku Milk Bar, I invite you to come from under the rock you have been hanging out under, and pay a visit to any one of the Momofuku Milk Bars sprinkled around the NYC area and Canada.  Not only can you pay them a visit, but you can have this cookie delivered to your front door.  So, I say all that to say, you don’t have a choice but to try this cookie.  Ok fine, you don’t want to go to the bakery, you don’t want to pay for the shipping, blah blah blah.

Behold… Momofuku Milk Bar is so sure that you will enjoy their cookie so much that you won’t mind travelling to one of it’s locations or paying for it to be shipped, that they have shared the recipe with you FOR FREE, yes and not just the compost cookie recipe either.  In other words, bake the cookie and tell me I was wrong.  Oh and by the way don’t be turned off by the name of the cookie… Compost Cookie, instead, be intrigued.

You can watch me do it here:

IMG_3123 I know it looks like a lot of ingredients, but feel free to make it as complex or as simple as you would like.  Th

IMG_3124 Cream the butter and sugar together IMG_3127

IMG_3126 Add the egg and vanilla


Beat the egg and vanilla into the butter sugar mix for nearly 10 minutes


IMG_3130Add the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt)



Now this is the fun part, you can follow the recipe or add what ever you like.  My favorite is the potato chips, I have made them without the chips one time… won’t happen again.  I was all out of chips because I got greedy the last time that I made these cookies and ate the rest of the bag of chips.  I think I will cut up some dates and add them to the cookies next time, feel free to experiment

IMG_3134 Don’t forget the coffee.  When I made these cookies for my parents my mom handed me the coffee in the filter bag (fresh), and it actually worked.  I was suspicious breaking open a filter bag of coffee, but it really worked out.

IMG_3138 After refrigerating the dough for 1 hour on the tray lined with parchment paper, bake the cookies for 18 minutes and let cool on the tray.

IMG_3141 Do not forget that just because the recipe is on the website, I highly suggest you get this cookbook.  I can’t wait to try to make one of the cakes next.

IMG_2495 Finding a whole pretzel in your cookie is like finding the tiny plastic baby in your Mardi Gras King Cake.

2 thoughts on “The Best Cookie Ever – Compost Cookies”

  • This looks so delicious! Your Mardi Gras reference makes me think of Fat Tuesday…drool…maybe that would be a good time for me to try this recipe! Can’t wait to see the cake you decide to make from the book…drool…yum…thank you!

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