2.11.2012

Momofuku Milk Bar's Chocolate Chip Cookies for Valentine's Day



Quite a few of you have posted this recipe, but the Momofuku 
Milk Bar Cookbook was a Christmas gift from one of my kids and I just HAD to try the cookie I'd heard so much about. It's my Valentine's Day present to you! 


I don't need to say anything about this cookbook, do I? The Milk Bar has THE. MOST. DIVINE. DESSERTS. Unusual, too. I loved reading this cookbook....everyone wants to borrow it!

So....on to the cookies. Make the Cornflake Crunch ahead of time. This recipe can be tricky
 if you don't follow directions, so I'll color the important parts in the recipe just to get your attention. I know, they're kind of a pain to make, but make them ahead and freeze the dough. It needs to be refrigerated anyway and freezing the dough actually makes for a better cookie.

Momofuku Milk Bar Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

From Momofuki Milk Bar by Christina Tosi



Ingredients:
16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups Cornflake Crunch (recipe follows) (3 cups is about 3/4 of the recipe below)
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows


Method:
Combine butter and sugars in a mixer with a paddle attachment and beat for 2-3 minutes.
Scrape down the bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Beat for 7-8 minutes.
Reduce mixer speed and add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix only until dough comes together, no longer than 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the Cornflake Crunch and mini chocolate chips and mix on low speed for only 30 seconds. Mix in marshmallows just until incorporated.
Using a 2 3/4 ounce ice cream scoop (or a 1/3 cup measure) portion out the dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Press down to flatten the dough somewhat, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour up to one week. Or cover tightly and freeze the dough at this point.
Do not bake the cookies from room temperature.
Preheat oven to 375.

Arrange the dough on parchment paper or silpat, 4 inches apart. The cookies will puff, 
crackle and spread. The recipe says 18 minutes; the cookies should be browned on the edges and beginning to brown in the center. I found it took 15 minutes in my oven...start checking after 12 minutes. Much depends on whether the cookies are frozen or refrigerated and oven temps are not all alike to begin with. Allow to cool completely right on the parchment paper. The cookies will stay fresh up to 5 days in an airtight container or in the freezer up to a month.

 Cornflake Crunch

Ingredients:
5 cups cornflakes (1/2 box)
1/2 cup milk powder
3 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
9 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Method:

Preheat oven to 275
Pour the cornflakes in a bowl and crush them with your hands until they are one quarter of their original size. Add the milk powder, sugar and salt and mix well with your hands.
Pour the melted butter over and toss to coat.
Spread mixture out on a parchment or silpat-lined baking pan and toast 20 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan and store in an airtight container. It will keep fresh for 1 week, or in the refrigerator or freezer it will keep a month.

39 comments:

  1. This cookie is legendary and worth making a bunch for freezing. Thanks for sharing the recipes, I'm looking forward to trying both.

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  2. If it's anything like their 'crack pie' that my daughter and I made last year, this should be pretty good, thanks for posting the recipe!

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  3. Oh my gosh..I better get some milk powder:) My family would love these! Thanks so much..

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  4. I'm a big proponent of cereal as dessert! Love the cornflake crunch!

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  5. Wonderful cookies! I love the ones with the corn flakes...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. wow! Barbara so nice and yummy!! look yummy!

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  7. Dear Barbara,

    Don't forget that what is obvious for you Americans may be unknown for us in some other side of the world.This is why I enjoy reading your posts because I see new things, new tastes, I meet new people (like in your collection of women chefs!
    Good job! I will try the cookies!

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  8. Have you been to NYC around Christmas (I know you are usually in a nice warm place around the holidays)?
    This year at the Union Square Christmas MArket Momofuku had a booth selling things... especially these cookies. I wanted to get one but there was such a line!
    Also when I checked to see what they had I had sticker shock... it was like $7 or $8 per cookie!!! Whoa! Nice to see the recipe... who knew about the cornflakes??

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  9. WOW, that is one amazing looking cookie. Definitely worth the effort! I think I have to try these.

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  10. These are huge! They look fantastic. I'm so bookmarking these for a fun event with the kids, thanks!

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  11. These cookies sound incredible! I can imagine the crunchy texture from the cornflakes -- absolutely delicious!

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  12. What an interesting recipe! I bet the Knight would love them... but he's not eating sweets right now. Sigh. Recipe saved for another time.

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  13. These cookies look amazing! I love cookies like this, I hope to make them soon. Actually it perfect time for baking right now here in Florida :)

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  14. These sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, Barbara. They sound well worth the effort.

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  15. Every time I see these cookies, I vow to try them. They look just amazing!

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  16. We popped by the Milk Bar when we were on our trip to NYC but could only get the Cowboy Cookies that day (which were amazing). I've definitely got to try my hand at baking these ones! Thanks Barbara.

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  17. I had my husband stop and get one one of these when he was last in NY city because I just had to taste one for myself!

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  18. They sound good!

    And I tried making another recipe of rolls this weekend and failed....I think our oven is screwed up.

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  19. all you need is love? not true. i also need cookies. :)

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  20. That is one big, delicious looking cookie!!!!

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  21. Since it is so famous I guess I will have to try them out! Indeed from the photos, they look delicious Barbara! Perfect treat for Valentine's!

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  22. Although I have made it the the Momofuku Ssam Bar (which I adored) I did not make it here last time I was in NY. These sound fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!

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  23. That is one gorgeous cookie! (Big, gooey, and perfectly golden.)
    I'll definitely need to make these, very soon. :D

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  24. oh my gosh, why have i not heard about these amazing cookies, or cookie book for that matter. deeeelicious!

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  25. These look amazing! Going on the to make list as we speak...

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  26. I love that picture that shows how gooey and delicious these cookies are! I wish someone would make some for me! :D

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  27. I'd be happy just eating the corn flake crunch!
    Mimi

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  28. I cannot believe how delicious those cookies look--such a tease you are by slightly pulling one apart!! I'd love to have a few (or more) and a glass of cold milk right this minute. I don't know the cookbook but I'm off to check it out right now.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  29. I love cookies with cornflakes in them. But Momofuku ones? Oh, they are the bomb. Can't eat just one.

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  30. Wow Barbara, thank you so much for introducing me to this cookie...sounds and looks delicious with crunchy corn flakes...bookmarked so I can try soon.
    Hope you have a great week :)

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  31. OK, I need to find this book!! IF YOU think it is TDF, then it must be divine, because you know what you are doing!! HI BARB!!! Thank you so much for visiting !!!! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY with all those you love my dear friend!!! Anita

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  32. Great job Barbara. I am going to Tosi's demo at the SOBE food festival in few weeks. Looking forward to it.

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  33. These cookies have character! They are divine. It's well worth the time and effort.

    Always,
    Velva

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  34. Love the crunch in this Barbara. Happy Valentine's day.
    Sam

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  35. I've never heard of these, but they sound divine. What the heck--I had my physical this morning, so don't have to weigh again for six months.

    However, if you REALLY cared, you'd have just mailed some to me. LOL!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  36. Happy V-day, Barbara! What a delightful gift to yourself. These cookies look outstanding. I have not heard of the Milk Bar but you've piqued my interest.

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  37. we used to make a similar cookie, with Special K in it, called "Ranger Cookies" ---no mini-marshmallows, though. There's something wonderful about the added cereal crunch.

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  38. Whoa! Totally decadent. As luck would have it, I have a box of cornflakes in the pantry. Hmmmm!

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