Monday, May 14, 2012

Oldie But Goodie

Some things happen and you never ever want to think about them again. There are other times though that if you could relive that moment over and over again the world would be a better place. These cookies are one of those moments. Way back when I originally posted these cookies I made them over and over again for the next month.  

It has been a while though and I am ready for round two.  A moment to relive the greatness.  

Plus I have been gone for the last two weeks for fun times on weekends and lots of work trips. My recipe stock pile has been depleted.  I hope you enjoy!    

The Momofuku Milk Bar Compost Cookie

by Christina Tosi
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (24 cookies)
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup your favorite baking ingredients (options: chocolate chips, Raisenettes, Rollos, Cocoa Krispies)
  • 1 1/2 cup your favorite snack foods (chips, pretzels, etc.)
1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter, sugars and corn syrup on medium high for two to three minutes until fluffy and pale yellow in color. Scrape down the sides with a spatula.

2. On a lower speed, add eggs and vanilla to incorporate. Increase mixing speed to medium-high and start a timer for 10 minutes. During this time the sugar granules will fully dissolve, the mixture will become an almost pale white color and your creamed mixture will double in size.

3. When time is up, on a lower speed, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix 45 - 60 seconds just until your dough comes together and all remnants of dry ingredients have incorporated. Do not walk away from your mixer during this time or you will risk over mixing the dough. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula.

4. On the same low speed, add in the hodgepodge of your favorite baking ingredients and mix for 30 - 45 seconds until they evenly mix into the dough. Add in your favorite snack foods last, paddling again on low speed until they are just incorporated.

5. Portion cookie dough onto a lined sheet pan.

6. Wrap scooped cookie dough tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of one hour or up to 1 week. DO NOT BAKE your cookies from room temperature or they will not hold their shape.

7. Heat the oven to 400 F. Take the plastic off your cookies and bake 9 to 11 minutes. While in the oven, the cookies will puff, crackle and spread.

8. At 9 minutes, the cookies should be browned on the edges and just beginning to brown towards the center. Leave the cookies in the oven for the additional minutes if these colors don't match up and your cookies still seem pale and doughy on the surface.

9. Cool the cookies completely on the sheet pan before transferring to a plate or an airtight container or tin for storage. At room temp, they'll keep five days.

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  1. I have always wanted to make these but could not decide on the add ins. I do not want to over do it with too many nor do I want a bland cookie. I will need to move forward and experiment. For any blogger to make something this many times is a real testimony to actually how good they are! Glad you had a break from work to re-stock the cookie jar!

  2. These are the best cookies in my opinion because they give you everything you want in one conveniently sized package - what I wouldn't give to be eating your cookie creation right now :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. I LOVE a good compost cookie! I can totally understand why you'd make these delicious guys again and again.

  4. I just tried a recipe of hers and it flopped. No idea what went wrong. I've always wanted to try these. They look super yummy.

  5. I love coming back to favorite recipes that were set aside for a while. There's so much room for adaptation in these...I love it!

  6. What a fabulous recipe, these cookies look absolutely delicious!! :)

  7. I need to get that cookbook! These cookies look and sound so tasty! I love recipes that you love so much, you just make them over and over!

  8. I used the method of creaming the butter from this recipe for my Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap cookies, but I still haven't actually made these cookies. I think it is time that I did!


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