Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies

I have a bit of an, um, obsession with chocolate.

I have a plastic bin the size of a large shoe box in my pantry filled with chocolate chips & chunks of every band, size, and type under the sun. Since this obsession borders closely along the lines of a sickness, I also keep another large stash of the more expensive chocolate down in my office.

Cause seriously, who doesn’t need 20 pounds of chocolate stashed away for emergency baking projects?

Despite this gi-hugic stash of chocolate, when I went looking for some chocolate chips the other day, all I could find was like 10 opened and almost finished packages. That’s when it’s time to clean out the pantry and whip up a batch of Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies – cause they literally have a little bit of everything in them. But the kitchen sink, obviously…

And then I have room to go buy more chocolate… See how my logic works? It kind of works like girl math. If I use some up, then I get to buy more.

I used some white, semi-sweet, milk chocolate, a few chocolate chunks, and about ¼ cup of M&M’s. Whatever you like will work, just aim for about a cup total. I threw in a few tablespoons of cocoa powder and some oats because I had boxes of those I needed to finish up as well.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies
Yields: 24 cookies

½ c. butter, softened
¼ c. + 2 tbs. sugar
¼ c. + 2 tbs. brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
¾ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
3 tbs. unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder
1 c. rolled old-fashioned oats
1 c. assorted chocolate chips, chunks, raisins, M&M’s, or Reese’s Pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silpats and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder until well blended. With a wooden spoon, stir in oats and chocolate pieces.

Drop by the tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes until set.

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  1. 1

    Umm, I don’t understand. I have a shoe box sized container for my semi-sweet chips, my white chips and my mint chips plus hidden chocolate bars in my bedside table for Mom Sanity emergencies. I thought that was totally normal behaviour. 😉

    Jen, these cookies sound great and are a great way to have an excuse to restock your chocolate supply! :)

  2. 2

    Wow! Cookies look wonderful. I have to try these.

  3. 3

    Lol. Love the title of your cookies. THey look delicious, too – and also adore your logic. That just makes so much sense!

  4. 4

    You sound like me! I have a big drawer full of several types of chips, candies and chocolate. My husband said that I do not even know whats in that drawer, I have there is so much of it. This is a tasty way to get rid of the little packs that aren’t enough to use in a recipe. Well done!

  5. 5

    I envy your stash. 😉 Wonderful cookies.

  6. 6

    Great idea! These are so cute and look delicious! :)

  7. 7

    I have a bit of an obsession with cookies. Pile on the sink. These look fantastic!

  8. 8

    I love that you have that big of a stash! Great cookies!

  9. 9

    I have a similar box in my pantry with various odds and ends of baking ingredients. I’ll have to clean out my pantry and make these cookies, when it cools off.

  10. 10

    Your chocolate stash sounds a lot like mine. I just wish it was cool enough to bake. I could just seem me baking then we get a brown or black out in 95 degree weather.

  11. 11

    Holy cow, Jen! These look outrageously good! I LOVE all the different kinds of chocolate! (I want to start a chocolate stash too!) : )

  12. 12

    Oh my god I am getting a mouth-gasm just looking at it!

  13. 13

    These cookies would be the perfect late-night snack…or anytime for that matter. 😀
    I love the name of your blog, it’s adorable!

  14. 14

    What a cute name for these delicious cookies! It’s so dangerous to have an “emergency” supply of chocolate in my house. =P

  15. 15

    These look so inviting. I want to just reach in and grab one. Great recipe. I wish I had as much stashed as you. It’s hard to find good chocolate here.

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