Compost Cookies

2013-07-07 15.10.08For me cookies hold a special place in my heart (along with all other kinds of baked goods) especially when it is warm and gooey served with and ice cold milkshake. I’m not a fan of milk unless it is in milkshake form, preferably strawberry or vanilla, thick or thin.

When I was little I used to make my milkshake using those milkshake powders Nesquick or drink the Yazoo drinks for my packed lunch and of course you have to have a cookie as well. At first I used to think Maryland ‘cookies we’re actually cookies.

Don’t be fooled!

These are chocolate chip biscuits. Hard and crunchy! Not cookie like at all.

2013-07-07 15.10.48On a trip to America visiting my Aunty & Uncle in California, my cookie life experience took a turn for the better. I experienced a real cookie from the hotel where we was staying. Every day at 11’o clock and 4pm they would bring out blueberry muffins (which were also to die for) cookies, milk and grape juice. The cookies were soft and chewy with slightly crisp and caramelised edges stuffed with molten chocolate chips. Now THAT is a cookie.

Ever since that is how I like my cookies. Whether it has peanut butter, cranberries, M & N’s or fudge piece in it, I don’t care. It just needs to have the right cookie texture.

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These cookies are what it says it the title. Compost cookies.
And by compost I mean a bunch of stuff thrown in together (not compost as in rubbish, ’cause these cookies are far from that). I usually use what I have left over rattling around in the fridge or cupboards for these cookies. Anything goes!

On another note did anyone in London experience that crazy summer storm, complete with thunder and buckets of rain this morning??

2013-07-07 15.11.09

Adapted from Top With Cinnamon
For the compost cookies…
150g butter, melted
130g brown sugar
60g caster sugar
180g plain flour
50g oat flour
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
200g of goodies (see notes)

  • Combine all  ingredients together in a bowl and mix till just combine.
  • Place cookie dough into the fridge for 15 mins to firm up.
  • Preheat the oven 190°C whilst scooping the cookie dough using 2tbsp of dough per cookie.
  • Place cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper or a silpat mat.
  • Bake for 8-10mins and leave to cool slightly on the tray before moving to a cooling rack.

Enjoy served warm with a glass of milk or milkshake. Whatever tickles your fancy

2013-07-07 11.44.10Oh So Sweet Baker’s Notes

  • Because this is a compost cookie, you can put anything you have around the house in this cookie. Here are a few examples:
  • Chocolate chunks/chips/bars such as bounty or snickers, pretzels, coconut, dried fruit, nuts, popcorn, bacon, cereal, old brownie pieces, sprinkles, toffee pieces, marshmallows etc.
  • I used a combination of cereal, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chunks, smarties
  • If you don’t have oat flour replace with just regular flour

Oh So Sweet Baker x

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