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Basura Cookies - The Filipino Compost Cookie
Basura Cookies – The Filipino Compost Cookie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

I would describe these Basura Cookies as the more extra version of the Compost Cookie. It’s filled with salty banana chips, dried mangoes, coconut and Filipino chocolate. Basically it’s your Filipino best friend in a cookie.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Filipino, Grain Free
Servings: 21 Large Cookies
Author: Rezel Kealoha
  • 1 Cup Vegan Butter Very Cold and Cut into Cubes
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Beet Sugar
  • 1 Cold Large Egg
Dry Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Almond Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Pea Protein Powder Can Be Replaced with Coconut Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Mix In's
  • 1 Cup Saba Banana Chips
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chunks
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Shreds
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Mango Diced
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and all the sugars together on medium speed. Do not over mix 30 seconds is good. The butter should still look clumpy. Add in the egg and mix on medium again.
  3. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until the dough starts coming together. Add in the mix ins. Put the dough in the refrigerator for an hour. If you can wait, leave it in there overnight.
  4. Using a the largest ice cream scoop you can find scoop out all the dough on a lined baking tray. At this point you can do 1 of 2 things. Bake all the cookies at once or bake some and save later.
  5. To save later place some cookie dough balls on a separate tray and freeze until solid. Place those frozen balls in a freezer bag and bake as needed.
  6. With the cookies you want to bake now place those balls on a baking tray and let chill for at least an hour before baking. While you wait pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

  7. Take the cookie dough out of the fridge. When you are ready bake for 8 minutes then turn the tray and bake for a further 6 minutes.

  8. They will be very soft when you take them out of the oven so let them cool down on the baking tray for 10 minutes then move to a cooling rack.