These aren't the prettiest of cookies, but they sure are interesting to eat! When I get a new cookbook I read it like a novel. The Momofuku Milkbar Cookbook by Christina Tosi was no exception. In her introduction she talks about how important it is to just bake. If you want to become a better baker you need to bake more and she was baking everyday. That was really inspirational to me because it sort of justifies the amount of time I spend baking. I don't bake everyday, but I'm baking 4-5 times a week and my comfort and speed in the kitchen has greatly increased.
I made these cookies for Hadiya because she won the giveaway 2 months ago, I never said I would be speedy! This is such an interesting cookie. Every bite has something different. I love that you can see the potato chips and butterscotch chips in the cookie. I also love all the little specks of chocolate from using the mini chocolate chips. This cookie bakes up large and crispy, a nice change from the usual big and chewy cookies. These are definitely an interesting cookie!
Compost Cookies Adapted from Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook, page 114 Yield - 22 large cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature 200 g (1 cup) sugar 150 g (2/3 cup) brown sugar 18 g corn syrup 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 225 g (1 1/3 cup) flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon salt 150 grams (3/4 cup) mini chocolate chips 100 grams (1/2 cup) butterscotch chips 40 grams (1/3 cup) old fashioned oats 5 grams (2 1/2 teaspoons) coffee grounds, dry, not brewed 50 grams mini marshmallows 50 grams potato chips 85 grams chocolate covered pretzels
- Cream together the butter and sugars for 4 minutes. Add the corn syrup, egg, and vanilla and beat at high speed for 8 minutes. Scrape the bowl as needed.
- Whisk together the flour, powder, soda, and salt.
- Add the flour mix on low speed and beat until just combined.
- Still on low speed beat in the in the chocolate chips, the butterscotch chips, oats, coffee, and marshmallows. Mix until just combined.
- Beat for a quick second to incorporate the chips and pretzels.
- Use a standard size ice cream scoop to place 6 rounds of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Cover with plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Bake for 18 minutes and then let cool.