Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kitchen Sink Cookies... Just Throw It All In

I cleaned out the pantry the other day.  It was shocking how many mostly used packages of stuff I found in there!  There were so many that it was only prudent to make a batch of something or other to use it all up.

I mean, it would be a shame to waste, right?  If everyone ran around throwing away a 1/2 cup of m&ms here, or a 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips there, it would be absolute chaos.  And we can't have chaos, people.

Which is why I am doing my part.  Kitchen Sink Cookies.

The thing that I love about Kitchen Sink Cookies is that I can use up pretty much whatever I have hanging around.  Seriously, everything.  I use up baking goods, nuts, candy, peanut butter,  all the other candy, marshmallows, pretzels, and the rest of the candy.

I like candy.

Sorry Mom.

So as I eyed the pile of mostly used up bits and pieces, vision of cookies danced in my head and I thought, "Eh.  Why not?"  With a mental shrug, of course.

So I did.  And it goes like this:

 As all truly good things do, it starts with butter and sugar:

2 Sticks of butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar. Yum.

Mix it:

Add two eggs, and when you do, remember to take a picture of it.  I didn't.

Then mix some more...

... and add 1 Tbsp of Vanilla.  I used organic vanilla.  I have to tell you that because I'm hoping it cancels out all the other junk that I am going to be putting in here momentarily.

In another bowl mix together 1 1/2 cups flour:

1/2 tsp baking soda:

1 tsp baking powder:

And 2 tsp kosher salt:

Mix all that up and add it to the mixer:

Now the fun starts.  Here is where you start adding whatever you have.

I started with 1 1/2 cups of oats:

And added 3/4 cup white chocolate chips:

3/4 cup of M&Ms:

Let's get a closer look, shall we?

I love M&Ms.

And lastly I added 2 1/2 cups Rice Krispies:

I scooped out half of the mix into balls, and then, as an experiment, I added marshmallows to the rest of the mix:

I don't even know how much I added.  Just until it looked yummy.  Which is laughable, because it all looks yummy.  See:

It's actually a miracle that I didn't just stop there and start eating.  That is what I wanted to do.  But I held out, and was rewarded with these:

And these:

Oh, and these:


The ones that I added marshmallows to were even better, because the marshmallow melted and made little crunchy carmelized edges on the other batch of the cookies, like this:

Good grief.  Those are so good!

And with that, I have to go stuff my face.  Thanks for stopping by!

What is your favorite cookie recipe?



 2 sticks of Butter
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Kosher Salt
1 1/2 Cups Oats
2 1/2 Cups Rice Krispies (add last so they don't get all crunched up)
Add whatever you have on hand, in whatever amounts you deem appropriate.
Some ideas?
Chocolate Chips
White Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter Chips
Cinnamon Chips
Nuts (chopped up)
Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Caramel Bits
Crunched Up Candy Bars
Chocolate Covered Pretzels (even better!)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In stand mixer, mix together Butter and Sugars.

When fully combined, add two eggs and blend well.

Add Vanilla, and blend again.

In separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to mixer, and mix well.

Add oats to Mixer.  Mix well.

Add whatever extras you have on hand.  Go big!

Lastly, add Rice Krispies, and mix just until combined.  Don't mix too much, or the Krispies will become Krispy Mush.

Spoon into balls onto parchment lined cookie sheet.  Or no parchment.  It's your call.  I hate cleaning cookie sheets.  Also, they'll spread out quite a lot, so give some space.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Cool and enjoy!  Or don't cool, just enjoy!  Either way, they are amazing!

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