Kitchen Sink Cookies have a little bit of everything that is salty, sweet, crunchy, and chewy. Use this recipe to add all your favorite cookie toppings!
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When the salty and sweet urge hits you need to whip up a batch of Kitchen Sink Cookies, they have everything except the kitchen sink thrown in!
Potato chips, pretzels, chocolate chips, and toffee. This is a copycat of the famous Panera Kitchen Sink Cookies, and I think you will like this version even better!
If you tend to have baking and snacking foods at home frequently like we do, you probably have everything you need already.
This is a great cookie recipe because it brings together the favorite salty snacks and a traditional chocolate cookie with a little something extra.
Chewy, crispy, crunchy, salty, sweet, and all around delicious cookies are coming right up!
WHY ARE THEY CALLED KITCHEN SINK COOKIES?
You’ve heard the phrase “everything but the kitchen sink”, these cookies are the culinary embodiment of that phrase!
Potato chips, chocolate chips, toffee pieces, and pretzel pieces are all included in this cookie recipe.
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KITCHEN SINK COOKIE INGREDIENTS
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
- potato chips
- toffee bits
- flaky sea salt
Flour – Be sure to use all purpose flour. You can also substitute wheat flour. I have not tested this recipe with gluten free, almond, coconut, or cake flour. These require different amounts so use with caution.
Butter – Be sure to use room temperature unsalted butter. The recipe includes sea salt in addition to the other ingredients so you don’t want your cookie to be too salty.
Pretzels – I use the mini twists but feel free to use your favorite shape or what you have on hand. You are going to chop them fine so the shape won’t matter.
Potato Chips – Use a thick and sturdy chip to hold up to the dough and baking. I like to use kettle chips but use your favorite.
Toffee Bits – I like the Heath toffee pieces that you get in the bag. If you don’t have any you can use chopped up heath bars or chop up your favorite toffee.
Flaky Sea Salt – This is used to sprinkle on top of the formed dough balls. This is my favorite brand. Don’t use regular table salt as it will be too salty and not the right texture. You can also use Kosher salt.
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HOW TO MAKE KITCHEN SINK COOKIES
STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper. Cream together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.
STEP TWO:In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. In 2-3 batches, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until completely combined. Do not over mix.
STEP THREE: Add the chocolate chips, pretzels, potato chips, and toffee bits (reserving a little of each one to roll the dough balls in before baking) and mix by hand. Scoop the dough into balls (approximately 3 tablespoons) and place on prepared baking sheet.
STEP FOUR: Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Roll the dough balls in the reserved toppings. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove carefully with a spatula to a cooling wire rack. Let cool completely. Enjoy!
For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.
CAN I FREEZE THE COOKIE DOUGH?
Yes, you can freeze the dough once it is scooped into balls. Just freeze on parchment paper until frozen, remove and place in a freezer safe bag. Store for up to 3 months.
You can bake from frozen. Lower the baking temperature to 325F and bake for 15-18 minutes. Keep on eye on them so you don’t over bake.
You can also bake the cookies and then freeze them once they cooled completely. This is great for party planning!
HOW TO STORE THEM
Keep them in an air tight storage container at room temperature for up to 5 days. If they last that long!
ADDITIONAL MIX-INS TO TRY
- M&M candies
- Dried cranberries
- Peanut butter chips
- Milk chocolate chips
TIPS FOR NO LEFTOVERS
- caramel bits can be substituted for toffee bits if you can’t find them.
- you can use any shape pretzel but I find that the twists or waffles have fewer sharp edges and don’t stick out of the cookie and poke your mouth when eating.
- don’t skip the flaky sea salt sprinkle at the end, it really helps to balance out the sweetness!
- you can change the amounts of the individual mix-ins just be sure to use 3 cups of them total.
- roll the cookie dough balls in additional mix-ins to for even more goodness and to make the final baked cookie even tastier!
- let them cool on the baking sheet a few minutes to set up before you move them to the cooling rack.
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This copycat Panera cookie recipe is sure to please everyone, so throw a batch together for your next game night and let me know what you think in the comments!
OTHER COOKIES TO MAKE
- chewy chocolate chip cookies
- chocolate espresso icebox cookies
- M&M cookies
- butterscotch pretzel cookies
KITCHEN SINK COOKIE RECIPE
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