Thursday, April 1, 2010

Eating Garbage: COMPOST COOKIES!

Since when, dear friend, I am getting recipes from the Regis and Kelly Show?
What madness is this?
In the show's defense, sometimes they channel Martha and have a spotlight on a celebrity chef or someone who is not all that talented but it's funny to see them in a kitchen environment. My point is, the Pork recipe listed above is from Daniel Boulud and I apparently watch a lot of daytime TV.
Not long ago, Reeg and Kelly had done a profile on a cookie that is made at Milk Bar in NYC. It was PURE genius.

Peep This:
Make a sugar cookie base and then add in SNACKS!
S: sugary
N: not approved for daily use
A: addictive high fructose corn syrup
C: candies
K: krunchy
S: salty
1 cup Butter
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Corn Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Large Eggs
1 3/4 cups AP Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Kosher Salt
1 1/2 cups Your favorite baking ingredients!
(Kelly used mini chocolate chips, raisinettes, rollos & cocoa krispies)
1 1/2 cups Your favorite snack foods (chips, pretzels, etc)
(Kelly used goldfish, ritz, & fritos)

Here is what I used:

  • Coco Pebbles
  • Animal Crackers
  • Goldfish Crackers (original flavor BUT there were basketballs mixed in with the fish. Stupid March Madness)
  • Peanut Butter filled Pretzels (a Costco oldie but goodie)
  • Corn Nuts
  • 1 Twix
  • 1 Almond Joy
  • 1 Snickers
  • 1/4 cup of Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate discs, chopped (thought I would class it up here)

You may find the actual directions on the link provided above. I must say that the base is quite ordinary with the exception of creaming the butter and the sugars for 10 full minutes.

THIS is what makes the fluffy nature of the cookie. The batter allows all the scrumptious goodness of snacks to shine with some sort of junk food umami sensation. That, and you have successfully compacted 8-10 junk foods into your mouth in a doughy sugary vehicle.
The reason I mention umami is because after serving these at a certain law firm in Wenatchee, a person commented that I MUST have put a butterfinger bar in these cookies. No, friend. I simply created a magical usage of different snacks that were so complex, not even a great legal mind could comprehend them.
BTW, this batter is HIGHLY addictive. I have not tasted such good raw cookie batter since the first time I tasted cookie batter. So….

It is imperative that you refrigerate the dough before baking. These cookies are so laden with snacks that their integrity would be compromised if they were simply thrust into the oven at room temperature.

On my next batch, I am DEFINITELY going to use the following in no particular order or quantity:
Cheese Its!
Potato Chips
Butterscotch chips
Golden Grahams
Rice Krispies
Cut up Easter Peeps (for some color)
Mini Jawbreakers
Werther's Original
Sour Cherries

The possibilities are endless!! The sugar high is inevitable.
Make these.

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