Kitchen Sink Cookies

You’ll love this recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, because it has lots of add-ins!  It has everything in it, but the kitchen sink!

Kitchen Sink Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies  -  These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them!Robb and I decided that we are going to spend this summer making some much needed repairs on our house.

We’ve saved up money for a new roof, a new furnace, air conditioning, and a new garage door, and if we’re lucky, maybe a family vacation.

What we did not save money for is a new mattress.  I figured if my mattress could survive 18 years, it could survive one more.  The mattress recently showed it’s first real and concrete sign of aging, namely springs sticking out the side.  Sooooo classy.

Truth be told, I probably would never have noticed the spring. One morning, when I sat up to get out of bed, the spring sliced me nearly the entire length of my right calf.

It was adorable.

I was pretty cranky about it, and complained to Robb when he got home from work that day.  He quickly snipped off the spring to keep it from injuring anyone else, and we went back to thinking the mattress was going to have to last another year.

Kitchen Sink Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies  -  These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them!

You know me, I complained as loud as I could to anyone who would listen.  I’m super charming that way.  And guess who listened?  One totally awesome friend.  A few days after I had a fit about it, she bought me a mattress and had it delivered!

Who does that?!

So I laid down on my new, soft, comfy mattress, and you know what I thought about?  Chocolate chip cookies.  Because eating chocolate chip cookies is like going home, or like wrapping up in your favorite blanket, or laying on a really cushy bed.  

Kitchen Sink Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies  -  These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies have everything but the kitchen sink in them!

The only thing better than cookies with chocolate chips is cookies with chocolate chips and lots of other awesome stuff.  Which is why these are called kitchen sink cookies.  They basically have everything but the kitchen sink in them.

I used butterscotch chips, nuts, coconut, m&m’s, and of course oats.  However, I think they would be fantastic with some raisins or dates, maybe a little orange zest and cinnamon, or peanut butter candies.  Honestly, you can just use whatever you like, or whatever you have in your pantry.

That is the beauty of a chocolate chip cookie.

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These cookies have tons of great stuff in them! Everything but the kitchen sink!
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 4 dozen
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 2½ cups quick oats
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sliced almonds or walnut pieces
  • ¼ cup m&m's candies
  • 1 cup coconut
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and water and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and flour, and mix until combined. Add oats and mix until combined.
  3. Fold in remaining ingredients.
  4. Scoop spoonfuls and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.


3 thoughts on “Kitchen Sink Cookies

  1. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    I cringed when I read the line about the spring almost cutting your leg open. Yikes, woman! I’m frugal but even I would’ve hauled that thing to the dump! Your friend is beyond sweet. She deserves all the cookies! I love the kitchen-sinkiness of these. The more the better, I say.

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  3. Liz

    Yikes! But what a sweet friend!!! We’re overdue for a new mattress, too, but it’s the last thing I want to spend money on…maybe I should pat it down, just in case there is a spring waiting to be sprung.
    Your cookies look fantastic. The only kitchen sink cookies I’ve made had Rice Krispies in them…and they didn’t stay crisp. I’m so glad you shared a MUCH better recipe!


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