Kitchen Sink Cookies – Cookies and Cups

Kitchen Sink Cookies are a chewy, candy and salty brown butter cookie that’s straightforward to make and loaded with every part however the kitchen sink!! I’ve added chocolate, pretzels, and toffee bits…however get inventive!

When you’re into scrumptious cookies be certain that to strive my Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies too!

Kitchen Sink Cookies on a cooling rack

Kitchen Sink Cookies

You recognize I really like a straightforward cookie recipe…and make it candy and salty, plus add in a little bit brown butter I’m bought! These are tender and chewy cookies with a buttery edge…my favourite type! I first had a Kitchen Sink Cookie at Panera so a few years in the past, and naturally I beloved it…so I knew I needed to make a copycat model right here on my website. Whereas the Panera Kitchen Sink Cookies are nice, my recipe is unbelievable! I hope you make these and love them as a lot as I do!

Why Are They Known as “Kitchen Sink” Cookies?

It’s a reasonably straightforward clarification…as a result of they’ve every part however the kitchen sink added in! After all that’s an exaggeration, however the mix-ins on this recipe is what units them aside kind a typical chocolate chip cookie. 

Past semi-sweet chocolate chips, you additionally add in milk chocolate, toffee bits, and pretzels…plus a sprinkle of sea salt for that additional candy/salty combo. 

However Are Kitchen Sink Cookies Good? Nicely I say sure! They’re principally a chocolate chip cookie with some extra treats added in. When you don’t like salty/candy this won’t be the recipe for you, however since you possibly can management what you add in, you’re the captain!

cookie dough with chocolate chips, toffee, and pretzels in a saucepan

What You Have to Make This Recipe/Elements:

The total recipe is on the backside of the put up, however I wish to go into just a few gadgets a little bit extra in depth to verify to cowl all of the bases!

  • Butter. I take advantage of salted butter on this recipe as a result of I actually wish to amp up the candy/salty style. I additionally brown the butter on this recipe which is a straightforward step to essentially amp up the flavour. And sure you possibly can completely use unsalted butter if you happen to desire. 
  • Sugars. There’s a combo of each granulated and light-weight brown sugar on this recipe. You might additionally use darkish brown sugar as effectively to deepen the flavour.
  • Eggs. I take advantage of giant eggs on this recipe, as I do all my baking recipes. It’s additionally finest if they’re room temperature so every part bakes evenly.
  • Vanilla Extract. This could go with out saying, as a result of I take advantage of vanilla in nearly all my cookie recipes!
  • Dry Elements: All goal flour and baking soda the fundamentals in most cookie recipes!
  • Salt. I take advantage of coarse sea salt on this recipe as a result of I actually love the salty little nuggets within the dough. You can even use kosher salt as a replacement if you happen to don’t have coarse sea salt. I additionally use some flaked sea salt on high of the cookies as a garnish, however solely add this if you would like a little bit additional salt, it’s completely non-obligatory!
  • Combine-Ins: I take advantage of coarsely chopped pretzels, toffee bits, milk chocolate, and semi-sweet chocolate! However you possibly can actually get inventive with no matter you wish to add in! 

Can’t Discover Toffee Bits?

I’m going to provide you a full checklist of different concepts so as to add in under, however if you happen to can’t discover these bagged Toffee Bits (aka “Bits O’ Brittle”) you should use Heath Bits, or chop up a Heath bar, which is a toffee sweet bar coated in chocolate.

chopped pretzels sticks on a cutting board

Extra Combine-Ins for Kitchen Sink Cookies

The fantastic thing about this recipe is you could add nearly no matter you want into them, simply attempt to get a pleasant candy/salty steadiness. Listed below are just a few concepts past what I’ve use in my full recipe listed on the backside of the put up.

  • Potato Chips. This can be a nice different to the pretzels. I’d use a thick chip, like a Kettle cooked, so that you get that crunchy texture in addition to the salt!
  • Sweet Bars. You might combine in nearly any chopped sweet bar!
  • M&M’s. Minis or common sized would work nice on this recipe, in addition to giving them a reasonably pop of shade.
  • Butterfinger Bits. In case you have bother discovering toffee bits, I’ve discovered baggage of crushed Butterfinger bars within the baking aisle, and that might be implausible on this recipe. 
  • Caramel. You might use the Caramel bits that Kraft make, or chop up some tender caramels. Werther’s makes my favourite caramels to bake with.
  • Chocolate Chunks or chopped chocolate. In case you have a giant bar of chocolate to make use of up, chop that up or use chunks instead of the chocolate chips!
  • Peanut Butter Chips or Butterscotch Chips could be nice instead of the milk chocolate, and even white chocolate chips!
  • Nuts. Chopped walnuts, pecans, peanuts, and even pistachios could be scrumptious!
  • Sweetened Flaked Coconut could be scrumptious, simply 1/2 cup. You might even go the additional mile and toast the coconut for a deeper taste. 
  • Dried Fruit. You might add in raisins, dried cranberries (Craisins), or dried cherries if that’s your factor!
browned butter in a saucepan with a wooden spoon

How To Brown Butter:

Browning butter is a straightforward step in most cookie recipes to essentially add taste. For my part it ALWAYS works. You completely don’t should brown the butter for this cookie recipe, however I actually urge you to strive if you happen to haven’t. It’s an excellent straightforward course of:

  1. Place the butter in a saucepan over medium-low warmth.
  2. Soften the butter after which proceed cooking it till it involves a boil.
  3. Swirling the pan, or stirring very regularly enable the butter to prepare dinner till it turns into a deep amber shade. 
  4. As soon as the butter is browned, take away the pan from the warmth and permit it to chill.

How To Make Kitchen Sink Cookies/Directions:

Brown the Butter and let it cool for 20 – 25 minutes. You need it to be heat, so you possibly can combine every part in, however not too scorching that the chocolate chips will soften whenever you add them. 

Combine all of the components into the brown butter: Mild brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda, and flour till mixed.

cookie dough with pretzels, chocolate chips, and toffee bits before being mixed together

Stir in all of your add-ins. You are able to do this by hand or in your mixer. 

Scoop out the dough utilizing a big cookie scoop. You may be utilizing 1/4 cup of cookie dough. 

Place the dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 12 – 14 minutes in a 350°F oven till the sides are golden and the tops are simply set. 

Permit the cookies to chill on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes to set, after which switch them to a wire rack to chill fully. 

Professional Suggestions for Making This Recipe

This can be a very straightforward cookie recipe to make, however I do have just a few tricks to make them good!

  • Because you’re browning the butter and utilizing it in its melted kind you gained’t have to make use of a mixer. BUT since there are numerous mix-ins on this recipe, it could possibly get fairly thick and onerous to stir, so you possibly can completely switch the components into the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment to help within the stirring!
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough. This ensures even baking and in addition  helps them preserve their good form!
  • If the cookies aren’t completely spherical once they come out of the oven use a spatula to easy reform them again into form. This solely works as quickly as they arrive out of the oven earlier than they set.
  • Press just a few chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies once they come out of the oven to provide them that bakery-style look!
Kitchen Sink Cookies with pretzels and chocolate chips on top on a wire cooling rack

Storing Selfmade Cookies

These cookies are finest if saved hermetic at room temperature for as much as 3 days. I preserve them in a zip-top bag or hermetic container. 

Can You Freeze Them?

You possibly can freeze baked cookies simply in an hermetic container or freezer bag for as much as 30 days for finest freshness. You can even freeze the cookie dough as effectively earlier than baking. Take a look at my entire article on How To Freeze Cookie Dough for all the guidelines and tips!

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Kitchen Sink Cookies are an excellent straightforward cookie recipe you could actually get inventive with what you combine in! Somewhat salty, a little bit candy!

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup packed mild brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 giant eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup chopped pretzels
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • non-obligatory – flaked sea salt to sprinkle on high after they’re baked

  1. In a big saucepan over medium warmth soften the butter. Stirring very regularly, carry the butter to a boil and proceed cooking till it turns into a golden amber shade. Take away from the warmth and permit to chill for 25 minutes. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and put aside. 
  3. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar into the pan with the butter, stirring to mix. Stir within the vanilla, eggs, baking soda and salt till evenly included. Add the flour and blend to mix. 
  4. Stir the chocolate chips, pretzels, and toffee bits into the dough. *see word
  5. Utilizing a big cookie scoop (1/4- cup) portion out the dough onto the ready baking sheet, leaving room for the cookies to unfold. 
  6. Bake for 12- 14 minutes till the sides are golden and the tops are simply set.
  7. Sprinkle the cookies with a little bit flaked sea salt if desired.
  8. Permit the cookies to chill on the baking sheet for 3 minutes earlier than transferring to a wire rack to chill fully.


*if the combination is just too thick so that you can stir, you possibly can switch it to a stand mixer and use the paddle attachment to combine every part collectively.

Retailer hermetic at room temperature for as much as 3 days.

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