Kitchen Sink Cookies
If you love chocolate chip cookies than you HAVE to try these Kitchen Sink Cookies! Also called Dump Cookies, Everything Cookies, or Pantry Cookies, they have sweet, salty, and crunchy goodies to make them a new favorite in your house! Check out my recipe for the secret ingredient ?.
These Kitchen Sink Cookies are so delicious and fun to make! It’s a great excuse to clean out your pantry or get rid of the bits and pieces of things you have leftover from other dishes. These come together in less than 30 minutes and are easy to adapt to what you like or have on hand!
What are Kitchen Sink Cookies?
Kitchen Sink Cookies are basically a traditional chocolate chip cookies with extra ingredients added in to make them even better! You can create a delicious mix of sweet, salty, crunchy, chewy, etc. in every bite! Everything but the kitchen sink ?!
What’s the secret ingredient?
My secret ingredient is Cinnamon! It adds a little warmth and extra spice that plays perfectly with all of the other flavors going on. I promise you will not regret making these. Actually, you might if you eat them all in one day as we did ?! And these are super kid-friendly and fun to make with the whole family.
Tips on making Kitchen Sink cookies:
- Don’t overmix the dough! This will ensure the cookies are nice and fluffy and soft. Unless you like crispy, flat cookies stick to mixing by hand just until everything is combined.
- Take the cookies out of the oven when the middle is just a little soft. Don’t worry, the middle will bake completely when the cookies are cooling but this will also ensure your cookies are nice and soft.
- Don’t want to use eggs? You can sub more applesauce or softened bananas. If you use bananas, your cookies will definitely have a banana element to them.
Kitchen Sink Cookies
- baking sheet
- silicone mat or parchment paper
- cookie scoop or large spoon
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt (optional, depends on how salty your add-ins are)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter, room temp
- ⅓ cup applesauce
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate)
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- ½ cup trail mix (or chopped nuts)
- ½ cup pretzles, chopped
- flaked salt for the top after baking (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375° and prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl add the sugars, butter, and applesauce and stir together. Then add the beaten eggs and continue to combine the wet ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fully combine. Then, add the rest of the goodies and stir to mix in.
- Use a cookie scoop or spoon and place the dough on your cookie sheet. Make sure you leave room for them to spread. I was able to fit 6 balls/sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they start to brown on the edges. Remove the cookies from the oven and place on a cooling rack. If you are adding flaked salt to the top, add it right after they come out of the oven. It's always recommended to eat at least one while they are warm ?!
- If you are adding really salty things like pretzels or potato chips, you may want to skip the addition of salt into the dough.
- If you don’t have applesauce, you can just use all butter. So you would be adding about 2/3 cup softened butter.
- I also used a little bit of the dough to make a cast-iron skillet cookie for 2! It bakes for about 20-22 minutes using a 6″ pan. Delicious!
Can I add other ingredients?
Yes, That’s why these are called Kitchen Sink Chocolate Chip Cookies! This recipe can easily be adapted and changed to your liking or to what ingredients you happen to have in your pantry. Here are some ideas:
- mini marshmallows
- potato chips
- crushed graham crackers
- coconut flakes
- dried cranberries or raisins
- rice cereal
Save those crumbs!
I hate waste and try to use every bit of what I have in my kitchen. One of the things I do is if a bag of pretzels or chips or trail mix are down to the end, I stash them in the freezer. When it’s time to make some cookies, I just dump the bag of treats into the mix! Never waste those crumbs again!
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