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Momofuku Compost Cookies

I tried this recipe today.

The cookies came out looking like this:

Compost Cookie

I did not take a picture of what my kitchen looked like after making the batter because I didn’t want to scare you.  I also did not photograph the kitchen sink piled high with measuring cups.  Something I learned today: don’t double this recipe in the stand mixer.  The taste verdict: still out.  Butterscotch chips and coffee are overpowering, and the cookie needs to be baked on the lowest rack at 350 (not 375) for 14 minutes, and then turned and baked for an additional 4 minutes in order to get the colouring described in the recipe.  If you bake it at 375, the cookies spread too much.


1 a { 05.24.13 at 3:10 pm }

I would jump into the screen and eat that, except for one thing: I believe I’m currently allergic to chocolate and therefore life is not really worth living. 🙁

2 magpie { 05.24.13 at 3:13 pm }

WANT. Right now. It’s that late afternoon, must have sweet, moment. Please???


3 jjiraffe { 05.24.13 at 8:13 pm }

Ooooh!!! My husband went to to the Momofuku Milk Bar a while ago and I am still jealous. Kudos on making that recipe: I clicked over and holy complicated maneuvers, Batman!! I do not love coffee, but I would still want to try one of those bad boys…

4 Amy { 05.24.13 at 8:32 pm }

that sounds like a lot of work.

5 Justine { 05.24.13 at 10:47 pm }

I agree with you … I made a version of these a while back, and changed a few of the amounts for similar reasons. I don’t like butterscotch chips much, anyway. Toffee, now … THAT is something I can get behind.

6 JustHeather { 05.25.13 at 2:49 am }

Hmm, interesting…but not a recipe that I’m jumping up and down to try baking. Weird ingredients aside, I would have no idea where to get glucose!!
Will you be making them again?

7 Catwoman73 { 05.25.13 at 9:37 am }

My hubby would love these! I’ll have to try making them one day next week. My daughter loves to bake, so I’ll have an assistant. That is- if she doesn’t eat all the ingredients!

8 Pepper { 05.25.13 at 10:32 am }

@Catwoman73, your wee woman sounds suspiciously like mine. Loves to bake…and sample. How did it go?

Mel, these look delightful but I feel they might be too much work for me. So tempting…

9 Denver Laura { 05.26.13 at 4:28 pm }

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10 Geochick { 05.27.13 at 7:29 pm }

I didn’t know that a too hot oven made cookies spread! I’ve had that problem with regular old chocolate chip cookies before. Don’t think I’m up to trying these. I stick with easy !

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