BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies

Happy Friday everyone! And Happy Third Day of Chanukah!  I have a special treat for you today! I have the recipe for my holiday compost cookies. It is packed with a few of my favorite holiday flavors. These compost cookies have a little bit of everything, including Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark, Chocolate Gelt (aka Chocolate Coins), sprinkles, and salted pretzels! They are crunchy and so incredibly easy to eat. Before you know it, you could eat a whole plate of these! I may or may not have already… 😛

For the holidays, a few of my fellow bloggers and I decided (with Jenna of Boston Chic Party as our fearless leader) to band together to do a Virtual Cookie Swap. Each of us are posting our favorite holiday cookie recipe today. Below are photos are links to everyone’s recipes! I am hoping to make several of them this weekend. Who doesn’t love a weekend filled with baking?!

BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies by New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

 

BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies by New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

 

Kristin from It’s Kristin – Creme de Menthe Brownies

 

BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies by New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

 

 

 

BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies by New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

 

 

BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies by New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

 

 

BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies by New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

 

 

 BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies by New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

 

 

BAKE ME: Holiday Compost Cookies by New Jersey foodie blogger What's For Dinner Esq.

 

 

COMPOST COOKIES RECIPE

Ingredients:

White Sugar, ¾ cup

Brown Sugar, ¾ cup packed

Butter, 1 cup, softened

Vanilla Extract, 1 ½ teaspoons

Egg, 1

White Flour, 2 cups

Baking Soda, 1 teaspoon

Sea Salt, ½ teaspoon

Peppermint Bark, chopped (medium to small pieces)

Chanukah Gelt (Chocolate Coins), 10, chopped (medium to small pieces)

Pretzels, ½ cup crushed (medium to small pieces)

Sprinkles, 2 tablespoons

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream together the sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in your KitchenAid Stand Mixer.
  3. Slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the peppermint bark, chocolate coins, sprinkles, and pretzels to the batter. Mix until just combined. Reserve a few sprinkles for the tops of the cookies.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to measure out the cookies and drop them on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Make sure you leave enough room between each cookie so they can spread out a bit.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. The centers of the cookies should be soft.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet and then remove to cool on a wire rack.

**These compost cookies freeze really well. One completely cooled you can stack them in a freezer bag. Take them out 20-30 minutes before you want to serve them so they can defrost properly.

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12 Comments

  1. December 15, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I agree, there’s not much better than a weekend full of baking, especially for the holidays! Love finding new cookie recipes! Thanks for sharing… these sound delicious!!
    xo,
    Allie
    http://www.peachfullychic.com

  2. December 15, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    These look soooo yummy! I love treats, and that Rocky Road Fudge looks AMAZING.

    Kileen
    cute & little

  3. December 16, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Nothing better than a weekend of baking! These cookies sound so good- I love that TJ’s peppermint bark!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Bostonchicparty.com

  4. December 17, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    UMM now my mouth is watering like crazy and I just finished dinner. So mean haha! These all look delicious!

  5. December 18, 2017 / 4:50 am

    Oh my goodness these all look so amazing! Love the ones with the Hershey Kisses.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  6. Kristina
    December 18, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Yum, all these cookies look delicious!

  7. Kelsey
    December 18, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    My favorite part about the holidays is all of the Christmas cookies!!!! They look delicious!

  8. December 18, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Those no bake, PB oatmeal cookies are calling my name!! I think I’m gonna go home and bake tonight because of this post! haha

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  9. December 18, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Wow all this looks soooo yummy!! I want everything haha! Might have to cook something up for Christmas Day:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  10. December 20, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    omg yessss i’m already on break so definitely will add “baking cookies” to my list of activities