To be honest, I don’t know what a traditional ‘kitchen sink’ cookie is.
But I assume it’s one that’s overflowing with ALL the things, hence the saying, ‘everything but the kitchen sink.’ And that’s EXACTLY what these Amazing Kitchen Sink Cookies are all about.
They’re big. They’re bold. And they’re filled to the brim with pecans, pretzels, M&M’s and two different types of chocolate. PHEW #worthit 😉
I think cookies are the best. Seriously THE BEST. I wish that more cafes and restaurants celebrated the humble cookie, because when they’re done right, they rival any slice of cake in my opinion.
Fresh out of the oven, cooled slightly so there’s crispy, chewy edges but the centre is still warm and gooey, with pools of chocolate overflowing and candy just peeping through the buttery dough.
GAH. Maybe I love these cookies a little too much.
If you’re a fan of thick, chunky cookies like me, you will love these. Adapted from my Chunky Chocolate Walnut Cookies, they really have the cookie x-factor. They’re a little fatter, thanks to a little more flour and an extra egg yolk, which helps to hold all the mix-ins. Because, boy oh boy, are there mix-ins.
Starting off with two different types of chocolate. That’s right, why have one when you can have TWO? I love adding both milk and dark chocolate to my cookies. The milk lends its creamy texture, while the dark chocolate’s rich flavour cuts through the sweetness.
Side note: if you love ooey gooey pockets of chocolate in your cookies (remember THESE?) then use actual chocolate and chop it by hand. Forget little itty bitty chocolate chips. Go big or go home, I say.
Next up, the pecans. I LOVE adding nuts to my cookies and pecans add the perfect crunch and nutty flavour. Then, for a little sweet and salty action, there’s crushed salted pretzels. YES.
The final touch is lots and lots of M&M’s! Crispy, crunchy candy for an extra pop of chocolate. So in a nut shell, these glorious cookies boast 2.5 cups of fix-ins. Two and a half cups of deliciousness! ❤️
So have I convinced you yet? I don’t want to oversell it, but I do think these cookies just might be the best cookies ever. Just sayin.
On a completely unrelated note, does anyone else hate paperwork? I’m talking life-admin type paperwork. I know it’s a totally necessary part of life but hand me insurance papers, anything to do with super, or a bank form I have to fill out and it feels like the biggest deal in the world!
I’m a relatively organised person but that sort of paperwork just sends my tail into a spin! This week I’ve been on the phone to banks and sorting out log ins and old accounts and new accounts and I just want to drown my anti-paperwork sorrows in a batch of these 👆🏻 In fact, I think I will.
Amazing for a reason! These gorgeous Kitchen Sink Cookies are loaded with chocolate, pretzels, pecans and M&M candy!
- 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
- 50 grams (1/4) caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 210 grams (1 and 1/2 cups) plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cornflour or cornstarch
- 75 grams (1/2 cup) milk chocolate, roughly chopped
- 75 grams (1/2 cup) dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 55 grams (1/2 cup) pecans, chopped
- 100 grams (1/2 cup) plain M&M’s
- 30 grams (1/2 cup) pretzels, crushed
- Preheat the oven to 180 C (360 F). Line two baking trays with baking paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugars and beat with an electric mixer for a few minutes until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, egg and egg yolk and beat until smooth. Sift the flour, baking soda and cornflour into the mixture, and mix briefly to form a smooth dough.
- Add chocolate, pecans, M&M’s and pretzels and beat briefly to incorporate all the mix-ins into the cookie dough.
- Roll the dough into balls, roughly one heaped tablespoon in size, using your hands and pop onto the prepared trays, leaving room for the cookies to spread out. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until golden. Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.