Momofuku Madness: Crack Pie and Compost Cookies

updated May 2, 2019
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Oh, dear. We’re in trouble. Until recently, gorging on the incredible offerings of Momofuku Milk Bar were limited to actual trips to New York City. But now recipes for their famous crack pie and irresistible compost cookies have started circling the web – and our kitchens. Have any of you actually made these recipes yet?

Their crack pie is rather like a gooey butter cake – sticky, chewy, caramelly filling in a crunchy oat crust. From that description, you can probably guess why it’s called “crack pie.” Who could resist going back for another slice? And another…and another…

And those compost cookies are like Halloween come early. Each tender cookie is chock-full of pretzels, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, potato chips, and whatever else the corner store has to offer. (That is to say: everything)

We haven’t made either recipe yet, but they’re definitely on our list. They’re both so rich and indulgent that we want to save them for a special occasion, preferably one with a lot of other people around so there aren’t any leftovers!

For your temptation, here are the recipes:

Momofuku’s Crack Pie from the LA Times
Momofuku’s Compost Cookies from Amateur Gourmet
• For a glimpse of the real thing, check out Sugar Plum’s review of Momofuku’s Milk Bar! (pictured above)

Have you tried these desserts?

(Image: Sugar Plum via Tastespotting)