Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Be sure to use natural peanut butter that's just peanuts and salt. This is a thick dough so you can roll the balls by hand or use a large melon scoop. Use whole wheat pastry flour if you like bit if it makes the dough is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of water. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes: 12 to 14 cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies


  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (natural, I use chunky)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (preferably toasted first)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. On wax paper or in a bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. With electric mixer beat peanut butter, oil, sugars, egg, and vanilla for 1 or 2 minutes until thick.
  5. On low speed, add flour/oat mixture.
  6. Fold in nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut.
  7. Shape into 1 1/2" balls & place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Press them halfway down with a wet fork.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes.

6 Comments on "Kitchen Sink Cookies"

  1. linda

    These cookies were amazing ! all of the ingredients are a staple in my pantry which makes this recipe super convenient and easy to put together . I followed the recipe as shown but did not have a couple ingredients, shredded coconut and chocolate chips , I added 2 heaping tablespoons of cacao as replacement. so simple and quick. I will definitely hang on to this recipe. Thank you for sharing ! The name is very fitting ” Kitchen Sink cookie” : )

  2. Donna

    After watching so many holiday cookie baking shows lately, I had to bake some myself. I decided to try these Kitchen Sink Cookies because I had all the ingredients and had not made them before.

    I did change things up just a bit…

    1. Instead of rolled oats I used Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Hot Cereal mix (it looks the same as rolled oats but is a mixture of oats, wheat, rye, barley, triticale and flaxseed). I figure all those grains has to be good for me, right?

    2. Made homemade peanut butter with just unsalted peanuts (delish!!)

    3. Used Coconut Palm Sugar instead of white sugar

    4. Used only 1/4 cup of 60% cacao dark chocolate chips instead of 1/3 cup (I am a chocoholic and it was difficult to not only use less than the recipe called for but to stop myself from eating handfuls of chips right out of the bag while making the cookies.

    5. Used unsweetened coconut flakes instead of sweetened

    6. Rolled the dough balls slightly smaller than the recipe says and was able to make 20 delicious cookies.

    As you can see, I didn’t make any drastic recipe changes and the results were fantastic. I will surely make this recipe again.

    Jenny, your website is always my first choice when baking or cooking anything because the recipes are not only delicious but healthy. I have made many of your fabulous dishes and love them all (just finished a pan of Lemon Brownies) and have recommended your website to many family members and friends. Love all you do and keep these recipes coming to my Inbox.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Thanks for taking time to share this nice variation.

  3. Dennis

    Have you come up with a maple walnut cookie recipe/

  4. sophia

    Why are they called kitchen sink cookies?

    • Jenny

      When you put a bunch of different things together people often say, “They put in everything but the kitchen sink!” Since these cookies have a bunch of different ingredients, I called them “Kitchen Sink” cookies.

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