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John's Kitchen Sink Cookies

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These home-run treats cover all the bases: They're chewy and rich, sweet and nutty.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2008
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Dried apricots or dates would also work well here. For tropical taste, skip the oats, and add in an equal amount of sweetened shredded coconut.

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  • sandwichqueen
    31 MAY, 2012
    ok which is it? Description says "Chewy and Rich John says "CRUNCHY' According to Martha's definition ie Cookie Book where do theses fall? I prefer crispy to gooeychewy soft?
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  • sueh617
    14 JUL, 2011
    I think BarefootMom is reviewing a different "kitchen sink" cookie recipe (several on Martha's site) than "John's" - no coconut listed in ingredients unless omitted from recipe. My gang didn't care for this recipe - not enough stuff in it! It baked and tasted fine but not what we have come to consider an Everything But.....Cookie.
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  • TheBarefootMom
    12 JUL, 2011
    I have been making this recipe for several years. Even if I don't include all the ingredients like coconut, they still turn out so delish! What I lov emost about thes cookies is the perfect consistency. I NEVEr have a problem with these cookings turning out flat. they are always nice and fluffy!
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  • sparklyandcute
    21 JAN, 2011
    I made those today and they turned out perfect, I decreased the oven to 325F, the first batch is a little caky but not the second. As they cool they become harder because of the butter. I love them ! I( added some white chocolate chips.
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  • ebaymom13
    21 JAN, 2011
    Ewwww, totally had a cake-like texture; not at all chewy like a cookie should be. A big waste of ingredients and my time
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  • Bjhb
    18 JAN, 2011
    these were not what I'd call great . not even close. won't make again.
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  • melissalamode
    18 JAN, 2011
    I found this recipe to taste way to salty compared to alot of the other recipes that I have tried and loved. Can i decrease the amount of soda or salt?
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  • melissalamode
    18 JAN, 2011
    I found this recipe to taste way to salty compared to alot of the other recipes that I have tried and loved. Can i decrease the amount of soda or salt?
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  • NicoleCh
    18 JAN, 2011
    You can sub quick oats. It makes no difference in taste, just texture. I notice that most of the MS recipes call for old fashioned but I've used both in lots of their recipes and I've never encountered a problem. I don't know why another contributor's cookies turned out runny but it wasn't the oats. If anthing, quick oats would've thickened up the dough a bit more than the whole oats. Also, whether or not there's salt in your butter has nothing to do with the cookies turning out flat.
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  • photoholly
    18 JAN, 2011
    Do you have to use Corn Syrup!!??
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