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Kitchen Sink Cookies

Even though the ingredient list may seem about as long as a grocery shopping list, they're simple to make. In fact, these cookies are so basic you can mix everything by hand; this helps to avoid overbeating, which may toughen the dough.

  • yield: Makes about 4 dozen

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with Silpat baking mats or parchment paper.

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl with a wooden spoon, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar together until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Stir in vanilla.

  3. Step 3

    In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually stir into butter mixture until well blended. Add oats, chips, coconut, raisins, and walnuts, and stir until well blended.

  4. Step 4

    Drop batter by heaping tablespoons or with a 1 ounce ice-cream scoop onto silpat about 2 inches apart. Press tops down with the bottom of a glass to flatten cookies evenly. Bake until golden, about 16 to 18 minutes. Cool on pan for 2 minutes. Remove from pan, and finish cooling completely on wire rack.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 1999

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Reviews (13)

  • 19 Sep, 2009

    The recipe won't print. When I click on print, a blank page comes up.

  • 7 Nov, 2008

    These truly are moist and delicious oatmeal cookies. I did add fresh grated nutmeg to the recipe, that is what I do to almost all my oatmeal cookies. To me, it adds a nice hint of flavor. Thanks for the recipes.

  • 16 Oct, 2008

    These cookies are GREAT!!! It's very crunch and yummy.
    I'll definitely make it again. and again... Thanks for the great recipe ! : )

  • 3 Oct, 2008

    These cookies are fantastic for making with kids and sharing with others. It makes an enormous batch of cookies and they are delicious. We saved money on the ingredients by purchasing them at our local natural grocery (bulk bins) and substituted 1 C of raw unsalted pistachios for the walnuts because of an allergy. My children were in charge of putting all the dry stuff together and putting the dough on the tray and they had so much fun.

  • 3 Oct, 2008

    These cookies are fantastic for making with kids and sharing with others. It makes an enormous batch of cookies and they are delicious. We saved money on the ingredients by purchasing them at our local natural grocery (bulk bins) and substituted 1 C of raw unsalted pistachios for the walnuts because of an allergy. My children were in charge of putting all the dry stuff together and putting the dough on the tray and they had so much fun.

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    These cookies are great. However, they do have a taste and texture similar to MS's Soft

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    These cookies are great. However, they do have a taste and texture similar to MS's Soft

  • 9 Jun, 2008

    These are fantastic! Learned to bake them back in 1997 for Xmas after watching MSLO. I split the chips into 1 C semi-sweet and 1C Butterscotch. Yummy and not as crunchy as heath bits. Sometimes I omit the coconut. Very versatile recipe, so many variations possible according to taste.

  • 14 May, 2008

    These are good. Not too sweet. I omitted the raisins. Only comment - maybe less oats, like 1.5 cups instead. The batter was a little crumbly for me, but i would definitely make these again.

  • 8 Mar, 2008

    Imade these on a rainy when the guys were playing pool they where gone in no time at all they realy loved them

  • 3 Jan, 2008

    These are absolutely fantastic. I use craisins instead of raisins, white chocolate chips, and 1cup of Heath Bits. I saw this on Martha's old show and have been making it ever since.

  • 14 Dec, 2007

    My husband LOVES these cookies almost as much as my chocolate chip cookies, I make them half the size called for in the recipe and one of the ways we enjoy them is after we put our boys to bed, we make a pot of tea and have tea and cookies. It's GREAT!!

  • 25 Nov, 2007

    Thesee were the first cookies I baked that are good to eat and easy to make.
    I have made of 100's since then but I always return to this cookie!