If you haven’t heard of kitchen sink cookies, I’m thrilled to be the one to introduce you to them.
They’re loaded with mix-ins like pretzels, chocolate chips and more… you really can’t go wrong with a snack-packed cookie.
The name comes from the phrase “everything but the kitchen sink” and you can add practically anything that’s sitting in your pantry.
Leftover Halloween candy, bottom-of-the-bag potato chips, the few cookie crumbles that no one will eat.
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But let me tell you, when these “misfit” ingredients are mixed into a slightly-sweet cookie base, they take on a whole new identity that’s flavorful and ENJOYABLE!
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Do I have your attention yet? Here’s how to make them!
The texture and flavor of these cookies is unlike any you've tried before. Between the sweet chocolate and the salty chips, they're a cookie you'll want to make time and time again!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter (salted or unsalted), softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 2/3 cups mix-ins (see note)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
- Then, in a large bowl with a hand/stand mixer, beat the butter and both sugars for 1-2 minutes. Add the vanilla and egg, and beat until combined.
- Carefully add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Add a little over a cup of your mix-ins and leave some off to the side to add on top of the scooped dough balls.
- Scoop dough balls onto your baking sheet (approximately 2 tablespoons each). Then, press your excess mix-ins into the top of the dough balls.
- Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes, watching to make sure that the edges just barely turn golden brown.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately move them to wire cooling sheets to cool. Enjoy!
When it comes to kitchen sink cookies, you can add whatever mix-ins you'd like! I enjoy adding crushed potato chips, crushed pretzels, semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and crushed Heath toffee pieces. Each ingredient measures out to approximately 1/3 cup.
In my cookies, I included semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, crushed chips and pretzels, and crushed toffee pieces. The perfect combo of sweet and salty!
But the beauty in these kitchen sink cookies is that you can get creative with what you add.
Here are some mix-ins you can mix into your cookies:
- Reeses Pieces
- Heath Toffee Bits
- Crushed pretzels
- Crushed potato chips
- White chocolate chips
- Butterscotch chips
- Chocolate chips
- Coconut flakes
- Crushed Oreos
- Mini marshmallows
*click on any of the bold text above to shop the mix-in ingredients.
I also like to change them up to celebrate holidays.
Since St. Patrick’s Day will be here in less than three weeks, I added green M&Ms to the top to give them a fun and festive theme!
You’re welcome to add as many types of mix-ins as you want. Just be sure that you add a total of 1 2/3 cups so that they bake correctly.
Let me know if you give these a try. They’re a new find of mine but I’m already obsessing over how good they are!
From my kitchen to yours,