My goodness you all know how to make a girl feel special.
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Today I get to reveal another new bell and whistle of this site – the print recipe function – which means, I have a new recipe for all of you! Yay! (I realize it’s been awhile).
I need to warn you before you read any more. The ingredient list for this recipe is going to sound a bit unusual but I promise the final result is absolutely unforgettable. It is a cookie that contains both coffee extract and coconut bacon. But don’t let that dissuade you – I promise one bite offers such an awesome symphony of sweet & salty flavours that you’ll be hard pressed to resist a second.
The idea for these cookies did not pop into my mind fully formed – instead – like a twisted game of telephone – the details of the recipe morphed slowly from the source of inspiration past a few points of input into the incredibly, delicious cookies that have been satiating me all week long.
I have to thank Kate for the initial seed – two weeks ago, while flipping through cookbooks in her kitchen she mentioned veganizing the famous Compost Cookie recipe in Momofuko Milk Bar‘s book. After reading the recipe I couldn’t stop thinking about combining chocolate, potato chips and pretzels in a cookie. But…I don’t eat pretzels and potato chips, so, what’s a girl to do?
Once back in my own place, I found the recipe online and started to think about playing with the textures and flavours of the original to create an interesting, enticing, raw vegan recipe that would satisfy my cravings and my curiosity.
First up, I realized I could create a smoky, salty coconut chip that would mimic some of the flavours and textures offered by the pretzels and potato chips in the original recipe.
I have no idea what the original Compost Cookie tastes like – but truly, I don’t care, because I’m so smitten with this version that I’ve decided to settle. I’m not looking for a better version. I’m content to ride into the sunset with one of these in each hand.
P.S. If you’re not already a Member of our Vegan, Gluten-Free Treat of the Month Club I strongly suggest you click over to the Services tab so you can sign up. The deadline to participate in June is May 31st.
P.P.S. Did you know that Momofuko is opening a Toronto location in August? I wonder if they’ll beg me to add this version to their menu