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!
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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
- Prepare 4 cookie slides with baking paper
- Cream the butter and sugar until it’s white and fluffy.
- Add the condensed milk and mix until combined.
- Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold through the flour, M&M’s, peanuts and peppermint crisp bars.
- Allow this mixture to stand for ten minutes and it will become less sticky.
- Use a dessert spoon or an ice cream scoop to drop round balls of the cookie mixture onto the cookie slides.
- Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until golden.
- 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.
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.