Compost Cookies

Growing up, the holidays in our home always meant tins full of Greek and Swiss cookies, like Spitzbuebe and Mailaenderli. We’re heading to Switzerland to get our hands on those cookie tins in a few weeks, but in the meantime we have a cookie recipe to share from this side of the Atlantic, inspired by the NYC fav, Momofuku Milk Bar. These are a mix of salty and sweet, and for a twist on the classic chocolate chip, are customizable based on what you have handy in your pantry…hence the “compost.” For anyone with little nuggets out there, we think Santa would enjoy a few of these left out for him on Christmas Eve.

photo 5

Ingredients:
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup heath bar, chopped
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
2 1/2 tsp ground coffee
1 cup pretzels, crushed

Steps
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth
Add egg and vanilla extract, beat until smooth
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mix
photo 1
Stir in your compost – chocolate chips, heath, pretzels etc.
Drop teaspoon-sized cookie dough balls on to cookie sheet
Flatten tops and cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for ~1 hr before bakingphoto 2
Bake for ~20 mins until edges are lightly brownedphoto 3

Holiday treat yo self!

Recipe inspired by Momofuku Milk Bar

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s