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The world’s most coveted cookies delivered straight to your door!
I’m a compulsive mail checker. My boyfriend is a little tired of me constantly asking him if he’s checked the mail yet. I always hope that there’s SOMETHING in the mail for me, even if I haven’t ordered anything. Surprises are nice, even if it’s just a magazine that I got with frequent flyer miles. One of the best perks about being a wht reviewer is that I get some really good stuff in the mail, like makeup and beauty products. It’s unbelievably awesome.
And when I thought being a beauty blogger couldn’t get any better… it did. Stef and Tyna sent me some makeup AND some cookies. Gourmet cookies. And not just ANY gourmet cookies, but gourmet Momofuku cookies -the ones with a cult following.
The Momofuku brand is an eclectic combination of people and ingredients, with several restaurants and sweet shops around the world. Happily, their renowned Momofuku cookies ($12 for a tin of 6 cookies) can now be purchased online. Each cookie creation contains a curious mix of ingredients, but all of them contain milk powder, like many of the other treats produced by Momofuku Milk Bar.
According to the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook, another ‘secret’ of making Momofuku cookies lies in creaming the butter and sugar together for about ten minutes. This allows the sugars to fully dissolve and adds an extra creaminess to the mixture.
Combining all of these these factors together results in cookies that people obsess over. The cookies were featured in Esquire’s list “101 Valentine’s Gifts for Every Woman Imaginable” (which I know because my boyfriend is kind of addicted to Esquire). Momofuku’s pastry chef, Christina Tosi, actually baked a batch with Martha Stewart. And Williams-Sonoma carries their prepackaged cookie mix! I’m no chef, not of any kind, not even of the microwave-using variety, but if it’s endorsed by Esquire, Martha, and Williams-Sonoma, it’s probably a good thing, right?
I decided to put these cookies to the test: I made my boyfriend do a “cookie tasting” with me. Their cookie flavors are definitely unusual and creative, so we were pretty excited. I laid out the cookies on a plate, grabbed glasses of milk and soymilk, and got to work.
We sampled three Momofuku cookies including the Cornflake cookie with cornflakes, chocolate chips and marshmallows, the Chocolate Chocolate cookie with cocoa powder and chocolate crumbs, and the most famous cookie of all from Momofuku, the Compost cookie which includes pretzels, chocolate chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, and potato chips.
The texture was pretty nice for all of them. Chewy and fairly soft. And the chocolate one was super chocolate-y. However, I found the Compost and Cornflake cookies to be a little underwhelming and a little stale in terms of flavor.
Oooh – a cookie controversy! Tyna here – I’ve never done this before but I’m breaking in to pipe up in defense of cookies – heh. I sampled the Compost cookie (two of them actually) and found them to be full of flavors – a little salty, a little sweet, with just a touch of chocolate goodness. Stef, sampled the Cornflake and was in heaven. We ate the cookies a good week or two before Marilyn our tester received her package. I suspect these cookies, shipped FedEx straight from the bakery, need to be consumed within a few days. But back to Marilyn…
I’d like to try a fresh cookie, straight from the bakery, or maybe bake a batch myself – the Momofuku cookbook contains the recipes. I’m anxious to hear what the other tasters thought of their cookies!
we heartsters and Testers – What do YOU think of the cult favorite Momofuku cookies?
Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
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