compost cookies

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milkbar compost cookies

It amazes me how much I can collect in my smallish sized pantry.

It starts out so neat and tidy, everything in it’s proper place. Mason jars and canned goods on one shelf, bagged and boxed goods on another. Aprons hung neatly on the back walls. Shopping bags stacked, waiting to be used.

And then I’m not sure what happens, but currently my pantry is a hazardous zone.

Well, I’m pretty sure the kids being home have something to do with it. Putting something back from the shelf you found it is tough work you know.

A pantry clean-out day was much needed, and the pile of mismatched snack and baking items I found meant that compost cookies were a definite  must.

The kids saw my hodgepodge of items (the coffee grounds especially) and were pretty sure the cookies would not be edible.

But milkbar compost cookies are famous for a reason

milkbar compost cookies

compost cookies


  • 16 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2?3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbs light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1?3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1?3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tsp ground coffee
  • 2 cups potato chips
  • 1 cup mini pretzels


  • combine the butter, sugars, and corn syrup in the bowl of a stand mixer and cream together on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the egg and vanilla
  • beat for 7 to 8 minutes
  • reduce the speed to low and add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. mix just until combined
  • add the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, graham crumbs, oats, and coffee and mix just until incorporated
  • add the potato chips and pretzels be careful not to over mix or break too many of the pretzels or potato chips
  • scoop dough (using about 1/3 cup per cookies) onto parchment or silpat lined baking sheets
  • cover and chill dough at least 1 hour
  • pre-heat the oven to 375 F.
  • bake cookies 18 minutes
  • cool cookies on baking sheets

and mom’s pretty much always right kids!


milkbar compost cookies