Kitchen Sink Cookies

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!

Kitchen sink cookies with peanut butter, oats, M&Ms, coconut, and pecans

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

  1. The great chewy texture of an oatmeal raisin cookie
  2. Richness, like a peanut butter cookie,
  3. They have chocolate and taste like a COOKIE, not like something healthy wishing it were a cookie.
  4. 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.  
  5. They are DELICIOUS!

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.