I have this list I’ve made of all the places I want to eat at in New York City. Hopefully, I’ll be able to take some days off to go visit soon and fulfill that list, but it doesn’t look like I’ll be making it to the big city any time soon.
One of the places on my list when I eventually go is Momofuku Milk Bar. Momofuku has produced some pretty interesting desserts such as their crack pies and compost cookies. Since I can’t go to NY anytime soon, I thought I’d try making my own compost cookies.
You can throw whatever snacks you like to eat inside these cookies. I tried to be conservative and throw things in that I thought would taste good and work well together. I threw in some Kettle potato chips, Kit Kat bars, chocolate chips (what’s a cookie without chocolate chips?) and my one sort of “out there” ingredient: japanese rice crackers. (Pretend there’s a picture here of all of my ingredients. I forgot to take one.)
I was a little bit confused by the instructions given for the recipe. Since I’ve never had the real thing, I didn’t really have much of a reference point. For instance, you’re supposed to refrigerate the dough, but the instructions tell you to scoop out the dough first, then wrap it in plastic wrap and then put it in the fridge. Was I supposed to make dough balls and stick individual dough balls in the fridge? I ended up just putting plastic wrap over my cookie sheet and sticking the entire cookie sheet into the fridge.
I think the cookies came out looking right. They were big, sugary, a little on the flat/thin side. The added ingredients was interesting. I enjoyed the crunchy textures the chips provided. The kit kats seemed to get lost. The japanese rice crackers got a little soggy and lost some of their crunchiness. I used spicy ones so they did add a little spicy kick to the cookie.
These cookies were an interesting experience, but probably not a recipe I’d make often. It was fun to try out though. When I go to NY, I’ll have to try one at the store to find out how they are supposed to taste.
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I’ve made Cookie Madness’ version of Momofuku’s Compost Cookies a couple of times, and they’re one of my favourites (next to NY Times chocolate chip cookies). I use mixings that will give me something similar to Momofuku’s. I’ve tried their compost cookies, and they’re not bad. But I like mine better Momofuku’s stuff is good but a little overrated, IMHO.
Kirbie replied: — May 27th, 2011 @ 2:15 pm
Cookie Madness’ version? I’ll have to look into it! I have some friend who live in NY who don’t really like Momofuku either.
I always make sure to stop by the Milk Bar to pick up those cookies, though my favorite are the blueberry cream and the marshmallow corn flake. I like the compost, but I don’t like the coffee flavors within the batter. I hope you get to check it out soon.
Kirbie replied: — May 28th, 2011 @ 1:44 am
Ooh blueberry cream and marshmallow corn flake both sound interesting. I wish I had as much vacay time as you..you always seem to be taking a trip somewhere. My one big trip this year is going to be Taiwan in the Fall.