Now, I’m sure many of you are familiar with the tasty delight or general foodie-buzz surrounding Momofuku and their various locations in New York. I too, have heard many rave reviews of their food, but I was particularly interested in trying the sweet treats at the Momofuku Milk Bar, which also happens to have its own highly-regarded cookbook.

While on vacation in NYC, I made it a point to mark the Milk Bar on my Google map of “places to eat”. Between me, my sister, and Alex, we were able to try a bevy of talked-about sweets including the cereal milkshake, compost cookie, crack pie, corn cookie, and b-day cake truffles.

Momofuku Milk Bar

Clockwise from top left: Crack Pie, Milk Bar bag, compost and corn cookie, birthday cake truffles

I wasn’t thrilled with all of the treats, but the cookies were definitely the highlight. The compost cookie is the perfect balance of multiple flavors/textures — sweet, salty, crunchy, soft, chewy — while incorporating unique ingredients like potato chips and coffee grounds. I also loved the corn cookie which was like a mildly sweet corn muffin-meets-sugar cookie concoction. The crack pie, on the other hand, was a bit too sugary. The sticky and rich caramel custard with the chewy crust was overpowering after the first few bites. Similarly, the birthday cake truffle was extra sweet, although much more manageable in such a small size. All of the items matched perfectly with a sip or seven (yes, that good) of the cereal milkshake, which tasted exactly like you’d imagine (a frozen version of the milk at the bottom of your favorite breakfast cereal bowl).

All in all, it was a bit of a Goldilocks-type of excursion, but I finally found cookies that were a perfect fit for my sweet tooth. In fact, they were SO delicious, I’ve been contemplating buying the Milk cookbook just so I can steal their softly-baked secrets!

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  1. July 17, 2012

    I would have gone around the corner to the Ssam bar for the pork buns! I give you credit for trying all of those sweets! Not sure I could have, but then again you did have helpers. ;-) I definitely want to try a compost cookie. I’ve seen versions of its on the web, so maybe I might make some. (Or you could get the cookbook and make some for me! LOL)

    • Sandy H. #
      July 20, 2012

      Darn! Ben I will definitely do that next time. You would definitely like the compost cookie– not too sweet at all. If I can somehow recreate it or find the recipe… I’ll definitely share!

  2. July 20, 2012

    That’s a shame that not everything turned out to be amazing, but the cereal milkshake sounds so good to me right now! :)

    • Sandy H. #
      July 20, 2012

      Thanks for writing, Audrey! The sweets were a bit intense, but the cookies were genius! Also, the cereal milkshake is SUCH a treat. I highly recommend trying it if you ever get the chance!

  3. July 20, 2012

    ooh these all look really good!! I might be visiting NYC next month..if I do I will make sure to come here :D

    • Sandy H. #
      July 20, 2012

      Absolutely try out the cookies!!! I also heard the Momofuku Ssamm noodle bar is around the corner so try that out too!

  4. August 3, 2012

    I have the cookbook! haven’t made the cookies yet, but I just developed a craving…

    • Sandy H. #
      August 8, 2012

      Yes– I might have to get the cookbook. That compost cookie is WILD!

  5. August 31, 2012

    Wow such interesting names! Looks like a really fun trip.

  6. September 7, 2012

    I think the corn cookie is my fave, too. It’s not too sweet. The texture is soft and comforting. And it’s a big cookie, so you feel like you’re really treating yourself. ;)

  7. Alex #
    May 23, 2013

    So tasty! I loved Momofuku!

  8. Sandy H. #
    July 20, 2012

    Thanks for writing, Jess— your site is beautiful!!! Coffee grounds werent gritty or anything, they were hidden well in the chewy texture of the cookie. I would definitely recommend any of the cookies if you can get your hands on it… I’m not sure they ship!

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