My Momofuku Cookie

My Momofuku Cookie


There are lots and lots of recipes for this kind of cookie. But this is my version.

• 1 stick COLD butter, chopped up
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
• 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 large egg
• 1 heaping cup flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoons salt
• ½ cup chocolate chips or m&ms
• 3/4 cup salty stuff (potato chips, pretzels)
• ¼ cup oats (I toast mine, you don’t have to)

In a mixer with a paddle, cream cold butter, both sugars and corn syrup on medium high until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.

Add egg and vanilla and stir to incorporate. Increase mixing speed to medium-high and run mixer for 10 full minutes. The sugar granules will dissolve, mixture will become pale white and double in size. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

By hand stir in flour mixture – don’t beat it. Stir in sweet and salty things. Using an ice cream scooper (¼ cup) scoop up dough and form rounds. Put shaped rounds on plate, cover with plastic wrap and chill for a few hours, at least 2. Otherwise, the dough is too soft.

Heat oven to 360. Put chilled cookie balls on parchment lined cookie sheet Bake 9-11 min (I baked mine for 11. While in oven, cookies will puff, crackle and spread. All ovens are different. Cool cookies completely on sheet pan.

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