Ever need a chocolate chip cookie but not your basic chocolate chip cookie? Something just a little different? Well hello Milk Bar crazy cornflake cookies! Goodness these are good and just wait until you try the cornflake mixture in these cookies. Addicting!
I have wanted to visit Momofuku’s Milk Bar for years now. Milk Bar is a bakery that started in New York and has exploded in popularity to cookbooks, bakeries around North America, a line of products in Target… all based on the unique and interesting recipes of Christina Tosi.
Since I haven’t been able to visit a Milk Bar location (yet!), I can still experiment with the recipes at home. So here is a really fun and interesting cookie that I love from the Milk Bar.
I have a few changes to the cookie that I prefer to the original recipe, but I thought I’d share this one with you in case you have a sudden need for a unique chocolate chip cookie too.
These are pretty simple to make but you do have the extra step of making the cornflake crunch to add in, it is quick to whip up though and I have made Cornflake crunch the day before and just stored it overnight to add to the cookies with great success. Christina Tosi’s recipes are incredibly unique and do require following each step pretty carefully to get the best results.
So with that in mind, here is a pretty darn amazing chocolate chip cookie:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
- 1¼ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cups flour (note: you can add 2 cups of flour for a fluffier cooker)
- 1¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅔ cup mini chocolate chips
- 1¼ cup mini marshmallows (optional)
- PLUS Cornflake Crunch:
- 5 cups corn flake cereal
- ½ cup milk powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 9 tablespoons melted butter
- Start by making the cornflake crunch.
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place cornflakes in a bowl and use the end of a large spoon to mash the cornflakes down into tiny pieces. (About ¼ the original size)
- Add milk powder, sugar and salt and gently toss to combine.
- Add butter and stir- you should have clusters with all the ingredients together.
- Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes*. Be very careful not to burn!
- *I baked 11 minutes only so watch your oven time carefully, mine was much lower than the original recipe.
- Remove from oven and set aside to add to cookies later.
- Now for the cookies:
- Cream together sugar and butter for 2 minutes in a stand mixer on medium.
- Scrape down sides of bowl and add vanilla and egg.
- Mix for 7-8 minutes.
- Next add dry ingredients- flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
- Mix just until ingredients are incorporated - about 1 minute on low.
- Continue with mixer on low and add cornflake crunch and chocolate chips.
- Once incorporated add marshmallows. (I prefer to omit the marshmallows)
- Line baking sheet with parchment and scoop the dough out- the original recipe calls for a ⅓ measuring cup to scoop the dough. I used a standard cookie scoop.
- Pat cookie dough down and wrap with saran wrap and chill in fridge for at least one hour.
- Once dough is chilled, bake in 375 degree oven for about 18 minutes.
So that may seem like a lot of steps but really these cookies are very easy to put together and the cornflake crunch is interesting and I thought it was a really fun variation on a standard cookie.
I have never had great luck with marshmallows in cookies, so I actually prefer to omit the marshmallows. You can add them as she does in the dough or add them individually to each cookie before baking.
Another quick note is that these cookies are intended to be large, crispy cookies like a bakery might sell. I prefer smaller cookies (hence the standard cookie scoop) and I prefer softer chocolate chip cookies so I actually slightly underbake mine and allow them to cool on the baking sheet.
If you decide to try these out, please come back and let me know what you think!
PS: The Milk Bar cookbooks are totally worth adding to your collection. Click here to take a look
Here are a few other recipes you might also enjoy:
Chocolate Frosting– seriously the best ever!
Crispy Protein Bites (no bake!)