On our trip to New York last year, Martin and I came across many great things. These cookies were definitely top pick. Tracy mentioned them to us before we left and it took 1 petty cab, 1 taxi, and 3 blocks of sprinting to make it in the bakery before they closed for the day. Good thing we made it.
They were delicious.
Since then, I’ve tried and retried making these compost cookies. Some batches were good, others, not so great. Here is a small recipe in case anyone out in the blog world wants to try to make them.
What you’ll need:
1 cup of Butter (That’s 2 sticks, unsalted)
1 cup of granulated sugar
¾ cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
2 tsps. Baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsps of Kosher Salt
1 ½ cups of hodgepodge items (mini chocolate chips, raisinettes, rollos, cocoa krispies, baked potato chips, pretzels, etc..)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Crush all hodgepodge materials into tiny pieces to be put into baking mixture. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, put the cream butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar on medium high for 2-3 minutes until mixture becomes fluffy and pale yellow. Scrape down the sides with a spatula.
- On a lower speed, add eggs and vanilla to incorporate
- Increase mixing speed to medium-high for 10 minutes. During this time, the sugar will dissolve fully and the mixture will become pale white in color and it should have doubled in size.
- Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix at a lower speed for 40-60 seconds until your dough comes together and all remnants of dry ingredients have incorporated. Do not walk away or you will risk of over mixing the dough. Scrape down the sides with a spatula.
- On the same low speed, add in the hodgepodge of your favorite snacking ingredients until they evenly mix into the dough.
- Baking evenly on pan for 10-12 minutes. I used small scoops to make mini compost cookies.
- Let them cool for a couple of minutes (or eat them right off the pan like martin does)
- Enjoy with a small glass of milk.
Notice I don’t do a lot of cooking things around here, but I do enjoy baking sweets after a long week of work. Come over and have some!