How to Make Cookies That Smell as Good as They Taste
Maybe you have a signature scent. Definitely you LOVE cookies. And if you have ever set foot in NYC with a cosmopolitan sweet tooth that shuns Nabisco, surely you are a fan of Momofuku. What if we told you that those three things were coming together for a sensory experience unlike anything you or Cookie Monster has ever dreamt or sung about? Well, affix your napkin to your collar, trendy foodie fans — Momofuku Milk Bar teamed up with Estée Lauder to create a cookie that smells as good as it tastes. ::sniff sniff:: Um, literally.
Inspired by Estée Lauder’s favorite fragrance note and the brand’s iconic Private Collection perfume, Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi crafted a cookie with rose extract, vanilla, white chocolate and that Momofuku extra somethin’ somethin’ to create this beautiful baked good.
Momofuku is not mixing up batches of the Estée Cookie in stores, but you can make your own at home thanks to a detailed recipe on esteelauder.com.
As someone with experience doing so, making something out of the Momofuku recipe book is a bit of a baking challenge, but one with huge rewards — especially if you’re taking the end product to a party. We can guarantee that you will be that girl who keeps scoring an invite if you show up anywhere with a tray of freshly-baked Compost Cookies. Bring a basket of these sweet-smelling treats to the next baby or bridal shower you attend and we bet they’ll be a hit.
Have you ever had Momofuku treats? Do you think the Estée Cookie sounds delicious? Share your fave wacky cookie recipe below!!
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