So first things first, what exactly is a compost cookie?
That ooze could be fudge caramel or butterscotch, even more gloriously it could be a combination of all three.
I decided that if David Lebovitz couldn't master Momofuku's compost cookie recipe, I didn't stand a chance, so I decided to make compost cookies my way. I used one of my favourite cookie recipes, the Magnolia Bakery Peanut Butter Cookie recipe and for my compost....
I baked the first couple of batches of cookies with a cup of the following goodies:
Mars Planets, Fudge Bars, Green & Blacks Butterscotch chocolate bar and Caramel Nibbles crushed and chopped if necessary.
Then I got more adventurous and chucked in some crisps/potato chips and a few salty peanuts for good measure. As you can tell I wasn't totally convinced by the crisps in cookies idea, as I left them out for a couple of batches just in case but let me tell you the cookies with added crisps are amazing! Oh my God, slap me silly, sweet and salty deliciousness sent straight from heaven, I cannot believe how much I love these cookies.
Don't get me wrong the ones with just the sweet stuff are stupidly delicious but colour me amazed what they lack is potato chips, and peanuts of course.
Here are the compost cookies with added potato chips...
...and here they are without potato chips/crisps...
To make your own Compost Cookies:
Make your favourite cookie recipe as per normal, omitting any chocolate chips etc. If you don't have a favourite cookie recipe use this one because it is one of the best cookie recipes in the world. Instead of adding a cup of peanut butter chips at the end add a cup to a cup and a half of compost, chop or crush anything larger than a chocolate chip and bake as normal.
I may never make another cookie recipe again, I'm just going to make these with variations on the compost mix. What would you put in yours?