This Local Compost Cookie is Anything But Trash

May 19, 2020

Any proper cookie connoisseur should know or have at least heard of Momofuku Milk Bar and their Compost Cookie®. This hodgepodge of snacks in one cookie has won over people’s hearts and stomachs beyond Milk Bar’s locations in New York and Toronto.


In our version, we took the same medley of salty and sweet, and incorporated some favorite childhood snacks: Nips, Nagaraya, Cloud 9, and Knick Knacks—it’s the Compost Cookie® with a Pinoy twist.


Filipino Compost Cookie (adapted from Momofuku Milk Bar)

Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Yield: 20 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp glucose
  • 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
  • 1 cup white Knick Knacks
  • 1 cup Nagaraya (original)
  • 1/2 cup Nips
  • 1 cup chopped Cloud 9


  1. Combine the butter, both sugars, and glucose in a mixer with a paddle attachment, and cream the mixture together for three minutes on medium speed
  2. Add the egg and continue beating the mixture for about eight minutes, until light
  3. Turn mixer to low and add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then mix until just combined—about one minute
  4. Add the Knick Knacks, Nagaraya, Nips, and Cloud 9 on low speed until just incorporated
  5. Scoop dough onto greased baking sheet, about four inches apart
  6. Press the dough flat using your palm
  7. Wrap the sheet pan in plastic wrap and freeze the dough for an hour or overnight
  8. Bake cookies straight from the freezer in an oven at 375F
  9. Bake for 18 minutes until the edges are lightly browned
Sabina Yulo SEE AUTHOR Sabina Yulo

Sabina is a university student in Tokyo and a beach bum in Manila. She has a particular fondness for dusk, cute videos of puppies, and raving about things she enjoys. While she can tolerate most things, bell peppers and loud sounds make her irrationally angry. Her hobbies include getting excited when restaurants have avocados and/or seasoned raw meats (ie. ceviche, poke, kinilaw, yukhoe), Skype-ing, and complaining about the weather.

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  1. DEEZQUS says:

    I’d use choco knots, potato chips (J&J), nips and some ground up tira-tira (pinoy honeycomb).

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