Momofuku Compost Cookies
Momofuku Compost Cookies

Momofuku Compost Cookies

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand” – Anonymous.

Mix ups Compost Cookies

Mix ups Compost Cookies

With that thought in mind the theme of this months Sweet Adventures Blog Hop is “Cookie Monster”

SABH Cookie Monster Theme

SABH Cookie Monster Theme

We were challenged to share a favourite recipe, a recipe that see’s the cookie jar emptied in record time.

Compost Cookie Stack

Compost Cookie Stack

This challenge couldn’t have come at a better time for me, I have been experimenting with the famous Momofuku Compost Cookie recipe. The famous Milkbar has provided blueprint for a cookie which allows the cook to throw into the cookie dough a mix of favourite sweet and savoury treats.

Momofuku Compost Cookies

Momofuku Compost Cookies

I have tried two different variations but this combination was the favourite with the family.

Momofuku Compost Cookies
Author: Julie
Prep time: 35 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Serves: 30
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup M&M Mix ups
  • 1 cup plain potato crisps
  • 1/2 cup mini pretzels
  1. In a mixer cream butter, sugars and golden syrup on medium high for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and pale yellow in color.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Increase the mixing speed to 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.
  4. On a lower speed, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix only until the dough comes together and the dry ingredients have incorporated.
  5. Add the sweet mix ins and combine for 30 secs in the mixer.
  6. Stir through the pretzels and chips by hand until incorporated.
  7. Using a 6oz ice cream scoop, portion cookie dough onto a parchment lined Place the cookie dough in the fridge for one hour.
  8. Use an ice-cream scoop to form balls on the cookie slide. Take care to leave space for the cookies to spread.
  9. Place the cookie trays in the fridge for another hour.
  10. Heat oven to 160 degrees fan forced.
  11. Bake the cookies for between 10- 15 minutes
  12. Cool the cookies completely on the cookie tray before transferring to a plate or an airtight container or tin for storage.


Momofuku Cookie Piles

Momofuku Cookie Piles

The compost cookies can be made with 1 1/2 cups of any combination of sweet treat and 1 1/2 cups of savoury items.  Here is a list of some possibilities.


Mini chocolate chips, peanut M&Ms, chocolate raisins, Rolo chocolates, broken up violent crumble bars, rice bubbles, cornflakes or M&M Mix ups.


Potato chips, Pretzels, Goldfish crackers, Ritz crackers, or Corn chips.

What snack foods would go into your compost cookie??

Compost Cookies

Compost Cookies

Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, aka SABH, is a monthly dessert link-up. Each month there is a new theme and the hop is open to anyone who blogs recipes. SABH is run by JJ from 84th & 3rd and regular guest hostesses.

This month Sophie from The Sticky and Sweet chose our theme and will be guest hosting the blog hop. Go along and see what sweet cookie treats have been prepared by the other participants.

Gourmet Getaways

About Julie


  1. These biscuits are so delicious!! Definitely one of my favourites!!

  2. I’ve seen these cookies before. They sound like the perfect guilty pleasure!

  3. I love the whole sweet and savoury thing meshed into one hence salted caramel =P It’s great there’s a recipe that can be easily adapt both taste buds. I’d probably still throw both sweet and savoury into the one cookie haha

  4. I so agree a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand! Terrific quote. Terrific cookie, too – these look spectacular. Really good stuff – thanks.

  5. Def. the mix of pretzels and chocolate is a good one!

  6. Fabulous creations, Julie! I love the combination of salty and sweet and these cookies look like you could make endless combinations. Thanks for joining the #SABH hop xo

  7. I love that the compost cookie celebrates decomposing matter as something quite magical and delicious. Yours look amazing – I think every adult would want one of these in their lunchbox 🙂

  8. I would never have thought to try sweet and savoury in cookies. Very interesting 🙂

  9. Ooo I very nearly made compost cookies for this challenge! I love the concept and sweet and salty is always a winner for me 🙂 Will have to give these a go soon!

  10. These look so good; love salty and sweet! You’ve inspired me, I’ve had the Momofuku milk bar book on my wish list for so long, it should be winging its way to me anytime now 🙂

  11. How funny that out of all the cookies in the world we almost had double up!!
    Just goes to show, great minds think alike 🙂

  12. Wow that styling looks really appetizing.Really like the pics

  13. These look great! I actually have the Momofuku mix for these. My parents bought it for me when they were in the US. I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

  14. How fun! I’ve never had these cookies before, but I’d definitely be partial to the salty additions you chose. 🙂

  15. Yum! Compost Cookies are amazing… and addictive! I made them once (can’t quite remember what I used though I’m sure I used potato chips!) but decided I could never make them again as they were soooo easy to eat. I love the colourfulness of your cookies with the M&Ms 🙂

  16. Oooh those potato chip cookies look amazing. That salty sweet combination is such a winner in my books!

  17. I’ve never heard of these! What an interesting combination. I must say, potato chips and chocolate go together surprisingly well.

  18. I love compost cookies!! Never thought I would but the sweet and salty from the potato chips really work! 🙂 Hmmm I’ve gotta make some again soon !

  19. These look great! Definitely more appetizing than the name might initially suggest 😉

  20. My kids would have jumped at the sight of these colourful and fun cookies. Not that I wouldn’t:-) Such a gorgeous stack! I love the quote at the beginning too.
    Thank you so much for adding me to your blogroll. You are very sweet!

  21. I adore sweet and salty together and your combo sounds brilliant! Thanks for sharing for SABH!

  22. Well, you could knock me over with a feather… I have never heard of compost cookies… am quite disarmed at the thought… and the recipe… I wonder if I could do it in the Thermomix as I haven’t got a stand mixer (ah, sweet Kenwood Chef of my youth.) Off for a look at the other cookies. I tend to do bulk cupcake runs, could be time for a change.

  23. That all sounds very intruiging and the photos make them really look yummy.

  24. Very creative cookie baking, indeed. Ritz crackers and M & Ms would deliver a smile to this Ninja Baker.

  25. Ooh yum. salty and sweet is Ok with me. i like that you can use whatever you like in them really. Ive never tried compost cookies but sure wouldn’t say no to one

  26. I’ve made Funfetti cookies and have been wanting to try their compost cookie.. I think I’d have the potato chips in mine:D

  27. Ever since I purchased the Momofuku milkbar book i’ve looking to make pretty much everything in there. But these may have just put themselves at the top of the list. Yum!

  28. the crazy compost cookies! you make me wanna bake them again

  29. I’ve heard great things about the Momofuku compost cookies! They look absolutely delish 😀 I love the sweet and savoury combo – it may not be for everyone but personally, I find it fantastic!

Speak Your Mind