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Kitchen Sink Cookies

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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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 1999

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

  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. 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. 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.

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  • MS10300521
    19 SEP, 2009
    The recipe won't print. When I click on print, a blank page comes up.
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  • nanasybie
    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.
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  • HappyLemoN
    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 ! : )
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  • elizabethbronwen
    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.
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  • elizabethbronwen
    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.
    Reply
  • michellelee
    10 JUN, 2008
    These cookies are great. However, they do have a taste and texture similar to MS's Soft
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  • michellelee
    10 JUN, 2008
    These cookies are great. However, they do have a taste and texture similar to MS's Soft
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  • doxylvr
    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.
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  • cc94115
    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.
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  • poutine
    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
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