Momofuku Milk Bar's Blueberry and Cream Cookies Recipe

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Photograph: Gabriele Stabile and Mark Ibol

Milk Bar's Compost Cookies might get all of the attention, but these Blueberry and Cream Cookies might just be the sleeper hit at all of the Milk Bar locations due to their awesome inspiration—the crumbly tops of blueberry muffins.

Reprinted with permission from Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi. Copyright © 2011. Published by Clarkson Potter. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

Recipe Facts

Active: 40 mins
Total: 90 mins
Serves: 15 to 20 cookies

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Ingredients

  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks; 225g) butter, at room temperature

  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar

  • 2/3 cup (150g) light brown sugar, tightly packed

  • 1/4 cup (100g) glucose or 2 tablespoons (35g) corn syrup

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups (320gflour

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2g) baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 1/2g) baking soda

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (6g) kosher salt

  • 1/2 recipe Milk Crumb (recipe follows)

  • 3/4 cup (130g) dried blueberries

Milk Crumb:

  • 1/2 cup (40g) milk powder

  • 1/4 cup (40g) flour

  • 2 tablespoons (12g) cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons (25g) sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon (2g) kosher salt

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick; 55g) butter, melted  

  • 1/4 cup (20g) milk powder

  • 3 ounces (90g) white chocolate, melted

Directions

  1. For the Milk Crumb: Heat the oven to 250°F.

  2. Combine the 40g (1/2 cup) milk powder, the flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Toss with your hands to mix. Add the melted butter and toss, using a spatula, until the mixture starts to come together and form small clusters.

  3. Spread the clusters on a parchment- or Silpat-lined sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes. The crumbs should be sandy at that point, and your kitchen should smell like buttery heaven. Cool the crumbs completely.

  4. Crumble any milk crumb clusters that are larger than 1/2 inch in diameter, and put the crumbs in a medium bowl. Add the 20g (1/4 cup) milk powder and toss together until it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

  5. Pour the white chocolate over the crumbs and toss until your clusters are enrobed. Then continue tossing them every 5 minutes until the white chocolate hardens and the clusters are no longer sticky. The crumbs will keep in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for up to 1 month.

  6. For the Cookies: Combine the butter, sugars, and glucose in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and cream on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the eggs, and beat for 7 to 8 minutes.

  7. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until the dough comes together, no longer than 1 minute. (Do not walk away from the machine during this step, or you will risk overmixing the dough.) Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

  8. Still on low speed, add the milk crumbs and mix until they’re incorporated, no more than 30 seconds. Chase the milk crumbs with the dried blueberries, mixing them in for 30 seconds.

  9. Using a 2 3/4-ounce ice cream scoop (or a 1/3-cup measure), portion out the dough onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Pat the tops of the cookie dough domes flat. Wrap the sheet pan tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 1 week. Do not bake your cookies from room temperature—they will not bake properly.

  10. Heat the oven to 350°F.

  11. Arrange the chilled dough a minimum of 4 inches apart on parchment- or Silpat-lined sheet pans. Bake for 18 minutes. The cookies will puff, crackle, and spread. After 18 minutes, they should be very faintly browned on the edges yet still bright yellow in the center; give them an extra minute or so if that’s not the case.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
247 Calories
12g Fat
33g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 15 to 20
Amount per serving
Calories 247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 75mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)