When she's not busy owning the runway, supermodel Karlie Kloss is something of a culinary whiz. Proof: She launched two wholesomely healthy cookies (chocolate chip "Perfect 10 Kookie" and cocoa "5boro Kookie") under her philanthropic baked goods line Karlie's Kookies (a product of Momofuku's Milk Bar brand), in which every tin sold provides 60 school meals to hungry children around the world, and now she has whipped up another do-good cookie recipe.
Meet Coco Kookie (after Coco Chanel), a fashionably new offering done in partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to help support emerging designers. "The Coco Kookie combines some of my absolute favorite things—cookies, fashion and giving back," Kloss says. "I'm so excited to be launching this new Coco recipe to benefit CFDA and their incredible work to support the next generation of young and talented American fashion designers."
Every Coco Kookie ($22 for a tin; shopmilkbar.com) sold benefits the CFDA Foundation's Educational Initiatives, which gives fashion students the opportunity to be mentored by a CFDA Designer Member. And if that's not sweet enough, the cookie itself is a delicious concoction of almonds, pecans, coconut, and maple syrup goodness.
"We wanted to wow the world with another Kookie and couldn’t think of a better organization to support Karlie's role in the fashion world alongside my place in the food world," says Christina Tosi, co-founder of Karlie's Kookies and chef/founder & owner of Milk Bar. "Honing in on our love for the innate sweetness and texture of coconut, and pairing it with my favorite duo of winter flavors, pecans and maple syrup, this insanely delicious creation’s namesake Coco Chanel would be proud!" We agree!