A little while ago, Lauren emailed me to see if I had any ideas for coming up with a copycat version of Momofuku's famous "Compost Cookie," which includes pretzel pieces, potato chip crumbs, chocolate and butterscotch chips, and some other stuff...like flour. I thought it would be good to start with a standard cookie recipe and then substitute a measure of an ingredient for an equal measure of something off the wall.
I have some pretty good ideas for my own version of this type of cookie, but I needed to check out the original to get a sense of the texture and the sweet-savory balance. So off to Momofuku Bakery and Milk Bar to pick up some source material.
These are by no means delicate cookies. They've got some heft and are bumpy and lumpy, but they taste pretty good. There's the salty/sweet, chewy/crunchy thing going on. The main thing missing, in my humble opinion, is oatmeal--of course! Stay tuned for a version from the Oatmeal Cookie Guy.
Update: Check out my Copycat Momofuku Compost Cookies.