Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Momofuku in My Kitchen: Blueberry and Cream Cookies

These cookies are so good the kids just can't stop going back for more! At some point, I might need to hide them somewhere safe. I found the recipe for these famous Momofuku cookies on Martha Stewart's website and decided that since I can't go to New York and buy some, I would just make them at home. This is a multi-step process recipe, but it really is quite quick and easy to make them. The original size of these cookies are large, so I made them half a size smaller and reduced the baking time slightly so that they maintain their chewy centres.

Here is the recipe:

Blueberry and Cream Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt (I only used 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) Plugra European-style unsalted butter (I used regular unsalted butter)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup glucose
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup Milk Crumbs

  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together butter, sugars, and glucose until well combined. Add egg and mix until well combined.
  3. Add flour mixture and mix until well combined. Add blueberries and milk crumbs and mix until well combined. Using an ice cream scoop about 2 1/8 inches in diameter, scoop dough into balls and place about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Preheat oven to 180C. Transfer baking sheets to refrigerator until dough is chilled, about 15 minutes. Transfer baking sheets to oven and bake, rotating pans halfway through baking, until cookies are golden brown and tops begin to crackle, about 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
    Milk Crumbs:

    • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon nonfat milk powder
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup white chocolate, melted

    1. Preheat oven to 120C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons milk powder, flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Stir in melted butter until well combined. Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Bake until dried and crumbly, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove milk crumble from oven and let cool completely.
    3. Transfer milk crumble to a large bowl and fold in remaining 2 tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons milk powder and white chocolate. Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

    Crunchy cookies with milk crumble and juicy dried blueberries