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Compost Cookies

This one goes out to all of you who love salty snacks but fully understand a cookie is just about the perfect dessert.

It's about time you make these cookies a part of your life.

Salty snacks in a cookie? yes please!

1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup & 2 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
1/2 Tbsp Corn Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Large Egg
3/4 & 2 Tbsp cups AP Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Kosher Salt
3/4 cup Favorite Baking ingredients (white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips...any kind of chips)
1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup  Crushed Snack Foods (pretzels, potato chips, tortilla chips, crackers...)
1 & 1/2 Tbsp dry coffee grounds


In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter, sugars and corn syrup on medium high for 2-3 minutes until fluffy and pale yellow in color. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add eggs and vanilla on low speed. Increase to medium-high for 10 minutes.

Then, on a lower speed, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix 45-60 sec just until your dough comes together. Do not over mix!!

Again, on low speed, add in your favorite baking ingredients, oats, and coffee grounds. Mix briefly.

Add in the snack foods last, mix as little as possible so they stay a bit chunky.

Scoop the cookies with a ice cream scoop and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Cover and refrigerate the scoops for at least an hour. (Don't skip this step!!)

Heat the oven to 400F. (350F in a convection oven)

Arrange the cookies so they have room to spread out.

Bake for 8-10 minutes depending on the size of the scoops. Keep an eye on them! At 9 minutes my cookies were perfecto, but make sure the edges have browned slightly before taking them out.

Let them cool on a rack and dig in!

The more potato chips the better, as is always true in life, no?

The white chocolate chips were my favorite of the sweet ingredients, they made these cookies sing. Hell, they made me sing.

I'd skip the regular chocolate chips next time though, they over powered...sort of tried to steal the show.

Possibly the greatest cookie dough of all time. You're missing out if you don't eat some raw.

Next time: Gotta add some ice cream and sandwich these babies up!