Crunchy Chewy Kitchen Sink Cookies


Oh wow. 

These turned out way better than I had anticipated, and I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you! 

These cookies ate the perfect balance between crunch and munch: they’re crispy and golden brown on the edges, and melty-gooey in the center. Absolutely stunning, and absolutely killer with a glass of cold milk.

But of course, a texture explosion is nothing if it isn’t accompanied by an equally amazing flavor explosion. The beauty of kitchen sink cookies is the balance of flavors: there’s that indulgent chocolate, yes, but also a light tang of cranberries, the nutty aroma of walnuts, and that warm hint of cinnamon.

And if that weren’t enough to convince you, you can also substitute in basically anything your heart desires: caramel, almonds, dried blueberries, butterscotch chips, honey, etc etc. Just throw in your entire pantry.

Make a huge batch and share (with me). And if your 5-gallon mixing bowl isn’t big enough, use your kitchen sink.


Crunchy Chewy Kitchen Sink Cookies



  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • dash of cinnamon


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 egg
  • dash of vanilla extract


1. Mix together all of the dry ingredients.


2. Cream together sugar and butter, then add an egg and some vanilla extract.


3. Stir together wet and dry ingredients, and manhandle extensively into a thick cookie dough.


4. Shape into cookies and bake at 375°F for approximately 15 minutes, until golden brown on edges and top. (Alternatively, make giant pizookies or a cookie cake or cookie bars!)


Magic? There is no magic. Just my secret weapon, the kitchen sink.


The ooey gooey kitchen sink.


What would you put in your dream kitchen sink cookie?

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. bitsofnice says:

    Mmm yum! Looks good!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Thank ya thank ya!

  2. pianolearner says:

    wow they look gorgeous!

  3. randomfour says:

    These sound absolutely yummy and incredibly easy!

  4. emilykarn says:

    I’m using hazelnuts, dried cherries, and dark chocolate chips for mine. Emily

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Lemme know how it goes!! 🙂

  5. thechefcat says:

    Fast and easy… Great for serving when you have guests coming over

  6. Cait G. says:

    Ooo, I might adapt this to a gluten-free version. Bet they are yummy!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      That sounds awesome! 🙂

  7. Jennifer says:

    These cookies look amazing! I’ll have to try the recipe!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Yes! Let me know how it goes!

  8. Lisa says:

    Looks divine!! All that chocolate – yum 🙂

  9. fabulousnerd says:

    that looks so good! gonna try it soon… and a pizookie sounds like a great idea – all for myself!!!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Indeed! When you try it, let me know how it works out for you!

  10. katarinaanne says:

    These look so good! Inspiring me to bake tomorrow!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Please do! Baking is good for the soul.

  11. LucyBre says:


  12. cookazido says:

    I love your blog and these cookies! Thank you for stopping by mine. You have a great sense of humor and I have enjoyed looking at your posts. I look forward to seeing more!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Thank you thank you! 🙂

  13. Oh dear! Now I know what i will do, I will make it and it all of them! Thanks for sharing, these look amazing! 🙂

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Thank you so much! Let me know how ya like them!

  14. khessman says:

    Reblogged this on Kat Eats… and commented:
    This looks DELISH. 🙂

  15. laurabennet says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog! I’m glad you liked it because it led me to your amazing pages. I’m drooling here! Plus, you seem to be a fun person too 🙂

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Hee hee thank you! 🙂

  16. These look so yummy !

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Thank you thank you 🙂

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