This weekend, thanks to Cirilia and that magic of Twitter, we made compost cookies. It was really fun! The basic premise is to make a cookie dough, take a cup and a half of sweet stuff and a cup and a half of salty stuff, mix it in and voila, cookies! For our sweet stuff, we used the above pictured items – a full sized snickers bar, some mini reese’s and I also added in some chocolate chips, animal crackers and oats. I didn’t have much in the way of salty stuff, so we used tortilla chips. The kid’s job was to mash them up, a job that our little destructive toddler did quite well.
The only bad move on my part was not reading ahead to realize you have to refrigerate them. I didn’t have room in the fridge to put the dough in balls and then refrigerate, so I refrigerated and then put it into balls on the cookie sheets. They turned out really, really good! I look forward to experimenting more with this recipe – oh the possibilities!