AKA My Perfect Cookies
Confession- I have a little bit of a sweet tooth. Or maybe a LOT.. Like I could probably survive on chocolate alone. But as I age, I have to be more careful about sugar, along with wine, acidic foods, etc.- getting old kind of sucks. So I wanted to make a cookie that I could eat without giving me a headache.
The Starting Point
When I was a kid, my mom was in college, and I used to go on campus with her pretty frequently. The most memorable part of that experience was that she used to occasionally let me get a monster cookie from the cafeteria. Those cookies were amazing, perfect monster cookies- huge thick, packed with M&Ms, oats, and chocolate chips. They were essentially a meal! Monster cookies became my favorite type of cookie! But, as I was creating these, I wanted to expand on monster cookies and see if I could stuff even MORE into them. Thus, the kitchen sink cookie!
My goal with these my kitchen sink cookies was to pack as much cookie goodness in as I could while still maintaining itself as a cookie. In my mind, a cookie should be sweet, chewy, and, whenever possible, include chocolate. And… I’m not gonna call these healthy, but they do pack in just a few extra nutrients- maybe it cancels out the sugar. Probably not.
These cookies are my ultimate. I call them Perfect Cookies because I love them so. I played around with lots of different recipes and gained a few pounds trying to get to this perfect recipe, and I’m SURE you are going to enjoy them!
What Makes These Kitchen Sink Cookies Great
- The great chewy texture of an oatmeal raisin cookie
- Richness, like a peanut butter cookie,
- They have chocolate and taste like a COOKIE, not like something healthy wishing it were a cookie.
- Flexibility. You can make them with or without nuts, or just pick your favorite kind of nut, with or without coconut, use mini chocolate chips, or semi-sweet.
- They are DELICIOUS!
Kitchen Sink Cookies
- 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup nut butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 eggs, large
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup 1-Minute Oats
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- In a large mixing bowl, add butter, nut butter, and sugars. Beat together for about a minute for the best texture
- Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- In a small bowl, add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk together.
- Add flour mixture to the wet mixture. Mix with a plastic spatula until just combined
- Add oats, coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips. Mix by hand until just combined.
- Drop rounded spoonfuls onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375°F.