Friday, March 30, 2012

Compost Cookies

One of my favorite food bloggers happens to be Julia from Fat Girl in a Skinny Body.  I like the way she thinks when it comes to food.  And I especially like the way she thinks when it comes to dessert.  Have you seen my recreation of her goat cheese frozen yogurt yet?  If not, you should taken a second to look that up.

A more recent find on Julia's site was her recipe for Compost Pretzel Cookies.  I was particularly excited to find these cookies because I happened to have chocolate chips and pretzels in my pantry, just waiting to be used.  What I also had was a bag of marshmallows that I wanted to add to the mix.  We all know how good roasted marshmallows are, so why not?

Compost Cookies
slightly adapted from Julia's Compost Pretzel Cookies
yields ~3 dozen cookies

  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2) Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until incorporated.

3) Add in the corn syrup, egg, and vanilla. Beat after each addition.

4) In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Add these dry ingredients into the butter and mix again.

5) Stir in the pretzels, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.

6) Scooping up the batter about 1 tablespoon at a time, drop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

7) Bake the cookies for anywhere from 10 minutes for soft cookies to 12 or 14 minutes for crispy cookies.

These cookies are serious.  Seriously, they are so easy to make.  Seriously, you should add pretzels, chocolate chips and marshmallows to the batter.  Seriously, you can put any other fun snacks in here too.  Think M&M's, toffee pieces, peanut butter chips, and the list goes on...

Although my cookies were a little flat (I hate when that happens!) and things got a little messy in the oven, they came out and they were a nice little salty-sweet treat for my taste buds.  I can't wait to try other compost cookie combinations!

1 comment:

  1. I've nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award!