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Kitchen Sink Cookies

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Have you ever had Kitchen Sink Cookies? You know the old saying Everything Including the Kitchen Sink that means something has EVERYTHING? Yeah, let’s make that into COOKIES, Kitchen Sink Cookies.

Breaking a Kitchen Sink Cookie in half.

These cookies are packed with two kinds of chocolate chips, toffee bits, crunched up pretzels, then topped with flaky sea salt and baked up ooey and gooey. They’ve got everything you need in a cookie.

A big plate full of Kitchen Sink Cookies.

These are inspired by the Panera Kitchen Sink Cookies, salt, sweet, crunchy, crispy, and gooey. Yeah, those cookies! I’ve been to Panera twice in my life and these are the ONLY thing I bought. TWICE in two days. Panera at the convention center in Philly I’m looking at you!

Best cookies on a table with salt and a glass of milk.

What Kind of Flaky Salt Do I need To Use for Kitchen Sink Cookie?

I used Big Flaky Salt for the tops of these cookies. It’s called Maldon Sea Salt and you only need just a couple of flakes for each cookie.

Close up shot of a perfect cookie.

If you don’t have access to Maldon Sea Salt you can use Kosher Salt or even just Regular Sea Salt. Just go easy on ANY salt you add to the top of the cookie. Oversalting them will ruin them.

Cookie dough in a bowl.

What do I need to Make Kitchen Sink Cookies

  • baking sheet
  • cooling rack
  • measuring cups
  • mixer, handheld or stand mixer
  • spatula
  • butter
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
  • egg
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • semi sweet-chocolate chips OR chunks
  • milk chocolate chips OR chunks
  • toffee bits
  • pretzel rods
  • Maldon sea salt


You CAN use ANY kind of chocolate for these cookies! Try a mixture of any chocolate chips you have on hand OR the kinds of chips you have on hand! There’s NO wrong combination of chocolate, you just need some.

Cookies on parchment on a cutting board.

In fact, you don’t even need two different kinds of chocolate chips you can use all of one kind or another if that’s what you have. Conversely, you can use a mixture of ANY kinds of chips you have on hand. Have fun with these Kitchen Sink Cookies!

If you want a chocolate chocolate chip cookie try this recipe for the best double chocolate cookies! So much chocolate!!

Yield: 18 cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookie being broken in half.

Everything you want in a cookie, crunchy, salty, sweet, and chocolatey!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped pretzels
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1/2 tsp flaky salt


  1. preheat the oven to 350°
  2. use a mixer to cream the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes in a mixing bowl
  3. add the vanilla and the egg, beat well
  4. sift the flour, soda, and regular salt together
  5. mix into the butter mixture
  6. stir in the chocolate chips, pretzels, and toffee bits
  7. divide the dough into 18 equal-sized pieces and place them on baking sheets
  8. bake for 10-12 minutes or until just set, part of the allure is that they're ooey and gooey so don't overbake!

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 330Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 46mgSodium 329mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 3g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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Kitchen sink cookies on a cutting board with salt and milk.

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

2 thoughts on “Kitchen Sink Cookies”

  1. These kitchen sink cookies are ah-ma-zing especially when they’re fresh-baked from the oven. And now my kitchen smells delicious, too!


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