The Compost Cookie is famous. “What? Fritos in a cookie?!” is the typical reaction to this cookie, but I found a pleasant flavor combination that I love. Momofuku Milk Bar has some pretty famous desserts (such as Crack Pie) but this cookie is one of their more unique and easy-to-do ideas. My big tip here is to buy your ingredients from a vending machine or gas station in single serving bags. I certainly can’t handle multiple bags of potato chips, fritos, and pretzels sitting around my house, so single serving bags were key. Feel free to adapt the recipe with whatever you have lying around- that’s the point!
Momofuku Compost Cookies- Adapted
Total Time: 1 hour 30 min (overnight optional)
Makes about 4 dozen cookies
• 1 cup unsalted butter
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 3/4 cup light brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon corn syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 large eggs
• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 teaspoons kosher salt
• 1 1/2 cups ground coffee, oats, snickers, chocolate chips
• 1 1/2 cups pretzels, potato chips, Fritos
Cream butter, sugars and corn syrup on medium high for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and pale yellow in color. Scrape down the sides.
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.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt by hand. Then add snack foods by hand.
Scoop 1/3 cups of dough and wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill 1 hour or overnight. (DO NOT BAKE your cookies from room temperature or they will not hold their shape.)
Bake 9-12 min on parchment paper at 400F with a minimum of 4″ apart in any direction. Cool.