Sweet & Savoury Compost Christmas Cookies

What a strange name, “Compost Christmas Cookies.” The original compost cookie was the brainchild of Momofuku Cafe. They’re so named because they have a random mix of sweet and savoury ingredients all thrown together. I’ve made compost cookies before but today I wanted to do a Compost Christmas Cookie.

Christmas Cookies Recipe
Christmas Cookies Recipe

Red and green are the classic Christmas colours so I chose a packet of Christmas M&M’s to give some festive colour to the cookies. I also couldn’t get the thought of green peppermint crisp bars out of my mind, so I decided to throw some of those in too for good measure. For the savoury component, I chose salted nuts, mostly to add some extra crunch factor.

Christmas Cookies w Wooden Decorations
Christmas Cookies w Wooden Decorations
Christmas Cookies Recipe

Compost Christmas Cookies

Momofuku Compost Cookies are delicious but I have gone one step further with a Christmas Cookie in the "compost" style.
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Course: Christmas, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 40
Author: Julie


  • 250 gm butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 200 gm condensed milk
  • 2 1/2 cups SR Flour
  • 1 cup Red & Green "M&M's"
  • 5 peppermint crisp bars broken up
  • 1 cup salted peanuts


  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
  • Prepare 4 cookie slides with baking paper
  • Cream the butter and sugar until it's white and fluffy.
  • Add the condensed milk and mix until combined.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold through the flour, M&M's, peanuts and peppermint crisp bars.
  • Allow this mixture to stand for ten minutes and it will become less sticky.
  • Use a dessert spoon or an ice cream scoop to drop round balls of the cookie mixture onto the cookie slides.
  • Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  • Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the tray before removing them, they will become crispy once they cool.


Compost Christmas Cookies
Compost Christmas Cookies


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