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Kitchen Sink Cookies are everything you could ever want in a cookie, chocolate, raisins, oats, toffee, m&m's and heck a little more chocolate! ohsweetbasil.com

These Kitchen Sink Cookies contain everything you could ever want in a cookie — chocolate, raisins, oats, toffee, M&M’s … and even more chocolate!

Kitchen Sink Cookie cut in half

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies

Awhile back, I posted about the Boyfriend Cookies from the I Heart Naptime cookbook and we loved the recipe so much I was going to make another batch for a little get together. When I went to pull out the ingredients I noticed that our bins of goodies for baking had quite a few almost empty bags.

Immediately I knew I had to find uses for them all. I hate those little bits that aren’t enough for a recipe but you don’t want to waste it either.

I dumped everything into these easy oatmeal cookies, hoping they wouldn’t be obnoxious with all of the different flavors and textures. Instead, a new breed of cookie was born! Juicy, plump raisins, melty chocolate chips, candy coated M&M’s, crunchy little nuggets of toffee, and bits of chocolate bars were in every bite but a name to fit my new creation was proving difficult.

Husband cookies? I mean, the last were boyfriend cookies and this one was like a full package deal so that’s kind of like a husband. Cheesy? Hmmmm what about bottom of the bag cookies? Nah, that was super lame.

Then it happened. Kitchen Sink cookies. Ok, actually Cade said, “Geez did you add everything but the kitchen sink?” Ding, ding, ding! I did and it was the perfect name. THEY ARE SO GOOD!!!!

Kitchen Sink Cookie topped with M&M's

Kitchen Sink Cookies Ingredients

The base of these kitchen sink cookies is a homemade oatmeal cookie recipe. Then, you pretty much add in whatever you want. Here’s everything I put into these kitchen sink cookies: 

  • Butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking soda and baking powder
  • Rolled oats
  • Milk chocolate
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • M&M’s 
  • Raisins
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Milk chocolate toffee bits

Kitchen Sink Cookies

How to Make Kitchen Sink Cookies

The ingredient list for these everything but the kitchen sink cookies may be lengthy, but the prep work is minimal. Here’s how I made these doctored up oatmeal cookies: 

  1. Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. 
  2. Add the wet ingredients and mix to combine. 
  3. Grind the oats in a blender, then stir into the dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients into the wet.
  4. Add all the mix-ins into the cookie dough. 
  5. Scoop the dough onto parchment paper-lined baking trays. 
  6. Bake the cookies until the edges are golden and the tops are barely set. 

pile of Kitchen Sink Cookies on blue plate

How to Store Kitchen Sink Cookies

Properly stored, freshly baked oatmeal cookies will last for about 3 days at room temperature.

Can I Add Other Mix-Ins to the Cookie Dough? 

Absolutely! Feel free to throw in whatever odds and ends you need to use up. Just make sure to keep the proportions of this recipe the same (i.e. don’t throw in too many mix-ins, otherwise your dough won’t be able to hold them all). 

Can I Use Instant Oats Instead of Rolled Oats?

I’m not sure! I chopped my oats in a blender, so they were more powdery like instant oats when they were added to the cookie dough. But I’m not sure if instant oats will work in a cookie recipe like this! 

Kitchen Sink Cookie studded with M&M's

Tips for Making Kitchen Sink Cookies

Make sure the butter and eggs are at room temperature before making the cookie dough. If either is still cold, your dough won’t be the right consistency. 

Also note that real butter is a must in this recipe. Margarine or another butter substitute may result in oily cookie dough. 

Use this kitchen sink cookie recipe as inspiration for your own batch of cookies. For example, if you only have normal chocolate chips on hand, leave out the mini chocolate chips. This recipe is very flexible in that regard! 

More Homemade Cookie Recipes: 

Kitchen Sink Cookies are everything you could ever want in a cookie, chocolate, raisins, oats, toffee, m&m's and heck a little more chocolate! ohsweetbasil.com

Kitchen Sink Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 35 cookies
These Kitchen Sink Cookies contain everything you could ever want in a cookie — chocolate, raisins, oats, toffee, M&M's … and even more chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate frozen (I used 2 Hershey's Bars)
  • cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup M&M's
  • 1/3 Cup raisins
  • 1/3 Cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 Cup milk chocolate toffee bits

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together the butter and both sugars for 2 minutes until fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Place the oats in the blender and grind until fine. It will be okay to have some larger pieces of oat left.
  • Whisk the oats into the flour mixture and then with the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture into the sugar mixture.
  • Place the frozen chocolate bars into the blender and pulse to grind (the chocolate should resemble small pebbles).
  • With the mixer still on low, add in the ground chocolate, chocolate chips, M&M's, raisins, mini chocolate chips, and toffee bits, mixing until just combined.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 169mg7%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • It’s a candy store in a cookie! Simply love them.

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