Compost Christmas Cookies
Compost Christmas Cookies

Compost Christmas Cookies

What a strange name, “Compost Christmas Cookies.” The original compost cookie was the brainchild of Momofuku Cafe. They’re so named because they have a random mix of sweet and savoury ingredients all thrown together. I’ve made compost cookies before but today I wanted to do a Christmas Cookie “compost” style for the Chocolate Party!

Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas Cookies Recipe

Red and green are the classic Christmas colours so I chose a packet of Christmas “M&M’s” to give some festive colour to the cookies. I also couldn’t get the thought of green peppermint crisp bars out of my mind, so I decided to throw some of those in too for good measure. For the savoury component I chose salted nuts, mostly to add some extra crunch factor.

Christmas Cookies w Wooden Decorations

Christmas Cookies w Wooden Decorations

Compost Christmas Cookies
Recipe Type: Christmas, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Julie
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Serves: 40
Momofuku Compost Cookies are delicious but I have gone one step further with a Christmas Cookie in the “compost” style.
  • 250gm butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 200gm condensed milk
  • 2 1/2 cups SR Flour
  • 1 cup Red & Green “M&M’s”
  • 5 peppermint crisp bars broken up
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Prepare 4 cookie slides with baking paper
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until it’s white and fluffy.
  4. Add the condensed milk and mix until combined.
  5. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold through the flour, M&M’s, peanuts and peppermint crisp bars.
  6. Allow this mixture to stand for ten minutes and it will become less sticky.
  7. Use a dessert spoon or an ice cream scoop to drop round balls of the cookie mixture onto the cookie slides.
  8. Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the tray before removing them, they will become crispy once they cool.

The Chocolate Party

These Christmas Cookies are my entry to the Chocolate Party for December. This month the topic was chocolate and cookies. If you want to find more delicious chocolate cookies check out the other contributions at the bottom of the story.

Christmas Compost Cookies

Christmas Compost Cookies

If you would like to join the Chocolate Party the rules are as follows.

How to participate (the rules)
1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2.) Include a link back to the Chocolate party page.  Optionally, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

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  1. I love M&Ms in cookies, and these look gorgeous for Christmas 🙂

  2. gorgeous! im super excited to get a start on my xmas baking!

  3. Hehe it’s such an eye catching name isn’t it? My mum gave me a box of the cookie mix and I made these recently and I was so curious to see what they were like (nothing like compost :P). Yours look terrific! 😀

  4. These look like perfect Christmas cookies, sweet, salty and delicious. GG

  5. love the presentation of your cookies, they look so adorable!

  6. Very nice presentation indeed with the box, and I bet they taste even nicer than they look!

  7. Fun idea!

  8. I will take compost cookies any time of year but it’s even better when they are christmas themed!

  9. I love throw together flavors like these cookies. Yum!

  10. I love peppermint crisp! These were my most favourite chocolate bars when I was growing up. I didn’t know they were still available. And of course, red and green m&ms are synonymous with all Christmas baking. Great cookies, Julie xx

  11. Holiday M&Ms are so fun!! I love compost cookies. I bet Santa would love these.

  12. Such fun! And I love how you display them. 🙂

  13. These are such a clever idea! And I’m always guilty of adding sweet and savouries to my cookies now. So much more fun!

  14. I like the name of these cookies. At first, I thought the wooden ornaments were cookies too!! 🙂 On my list to try these cookies!!

  15. Hehe, what a fun name! 😀 A worthy entrant into a lovely looking chocolate party. I’d best not stare too long at the photos… I just had dinner and it was quite healthy. Don’t want to ruin my efforts by hankering after some delicious sweet cookies!

  16. Beautiful cookies and presentation! Such a great idea to combine sweet and savory!

  17. I love the sweet salty aspect of these cookies!

  18. Great idea, Julie! Fellow bloggers rave about the wildly popular compost cookies….I’ll have to give the Momofuku recipe – with a Christmas twist =)

  19. Looking as scrumptious as all your cookies do… I must try making a compost cookie, never have and I’m sure I could hide some wee healthier bits amongst the chocolatiness of it all. That’s if I didn’t scoff it all raw, of course.

  20. Compost cookies are such a fun idea, and love that you made a holiday version! Great recipe!

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