Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies

I may cook healthy vegetarian meals all week long... but if I may toot my own horn for a minute... I do know how to make some delicious, decadent, and totally unhealthy baked goods when the need arises.

This cookie proves my point.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies
((Printable Version))

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup (2 sticks) soft unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups "add ins"

"Add Ins":  walnuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, pecans, shredded coconut, rice krispie cereal, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, pecans, toffee bits, or anything else your heart desires.

(For the cookies pictured I used 1 cup chopped walnuts, 2/3 cup butterscotch chips, 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, 1/3 cup crushed toffee bits, and 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips.)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Stir together the first six ingredients and set aside.

3. Beat the butter and sugars together for about 2 minutes.  Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat for another 2 minutes.

4. Stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.  Now add the 3 cups of "add ins".

5. Drop cookie dough with a large scoop, 2 inches apart, on a parchment lined sheet pan.  Bake for about 9 minutes.  Remove from the oven while they are still underdone and allow the cookies to cool on the sheet pan on top of a cooling rack.  When they have completely set up, remove from the sheet pan and continue cooling on the cooling rack.



  1. I once was babysitting a boy who wanted to be an inventor when he grew up. We made cookies just like these. He got his set of "add ins" and I got mine, then after we were mostly done making our two types of cookies we mixed the batter to make yet another kind. So much fun.

  2. They look scrumptious. Now I want cookies......

  3. Cookies with oats always taste great !

  4. Ooooh you bad girl :o)
    These are positively sinful and I love it!

  5. You're not kidding Brandle! I just had to eat the last two cookies so I could get them out of the house and the temptation would be gone. Great logic, huh? ((head hung in shame)) :D

  6. I want one of these cookies so bad!

  7. Love all your photos. These cookies look perfect. :)

  8. hmmmm..these cookies look so delicious

  9. This is my kind of cookie, so many wonderful flavors. I will make them soon.

  10. These would be great to make today. I wish I had some of those add-ins!

  11. making them right now ;) i used dried blueberries,coconut, white chocolate chips, walnuts and hemp hearts.