Kitchen Sink, Everything Cookies Recipe: Oatmeal, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Walnut Cookies

So, yesterday was my birthday. If you noticed the number on last year’s birthday cupcakes, you’ll know what year it is for me (don’t make me say it!) I want to give a big shout-out to everyone who sent me messages and left wishes on my Facebook wall (is the new ecard?) – I feel loved.

The best thing about your birthday is, of course, using it as an excuse to use the phrase “since it’s my birthday” a few times. Luckily, when I get my way, often others benefit. Such is the case with these cookies. I decided the pantry could use a bit of an emptying from my “Food Hoarder” ways.

It’s a little similar to Food Blogga Susan’s Food Shopaholics Anonymous but I hoard my purchases and gifts. Being an expat puts your cupboard on a whole different level as some ingredients like mozzarella di buffala and basil are plentiful, and others are not. I start a lot of my food shopping with “Just in case….” – Who knows when I’ll need to use that agar-agar or those black sesame seeds? What about the little silver codettes or the ranch dressing? Better leave them until next recipe.

So I went flying in the face of my food hoarding ways to make these cookies and tackled my cupboard – a bag of peanut butter chips? Zing! Ghiradelli chocolate chips? POW! Walnuts, Quaker oats, coconut….

Who wouldn’t love these cookies?

In honor of the mish-mash of ingredients, I’m calling them a hybrid name as well….Kitchen Sink, Everything Cookies…with Food Hoarder and Birthday Girl thrown in there, too…..since it’s my birthday (or it was when I made them!)

Kitchen Sink, Everything Cookies Recipe: Oatmeal, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Walnut Cookies

Kitchen Sink, Everything, Food Hoarder, Birthday Girl Cookies: Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chip, Coconut Cookie Recipe

They are a little more caramelized and cook up darker than you might expect from a traditional chocolate chip cookie since the dark brown sugar plays a bit part. Don’t worry, they are good to the last morsel. I suggest having milk or water nearby while eating!

3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 sticks / 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter
1 t. vanilla

1 cup flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

2 cups white oats (Quaker if you got ‘em!)
1 cup (about 90g) unsweetened, shredded coconut
80g walnuts, chopped/chunked into pieces
12oz/340g chocolate chips
10oz/283g (1 2/3cups) peanut butter chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Beat the butter and sugars together until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for another 1-2 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda together with a whisk or very briskly with a fork to evenly distribute the ingredients. Add this mixture slowly to the eggs and sugar mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together all the “extras” – the coconut, oats, nuts and chocolate / peanut butter chips.
  4. Add to the wet mixture and mix using a wooden spoon until all ingredients are mixed evenly and there are no dry ingredients floating freely. Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie/baking sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Cook for 10-12 minutes (watch carefully if you have the convection oven/fan on like me) and take out the cookies when the edges begin to turn golden brown. Let cookies sit for 3-5 minutes on the cookie tray, then remove to cooling rack.

Cross-section of a Kitchen Sink, Everything Cookies Recipe: Oatmeal, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chip Walnut Cookies

What would you put in your Kitchen Sink – Everything cookies???

Some other Kitchen Sink – Everything cookie variations

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Comments

  1. says

    Happy Birthday! I prefer to think of my birthday as taking place over an entire week. It’s much more liberating and chocolate filed that way :)

    PS: Thanks so much for linking to the cookie recipe on my site. It’s one of my favorites nd always a
    crowd-pleaser.

  2. Ms. Adventures in Italy says

    Thanks everyone. :)

    @Erin, I was writing up this article when I saw your tweet about making your own version, so I knew I had to include it!! :)

    @Joan Nova – You could say I was trying to recapture my youth with the milk, but I think that it was more like trying to save my life – these cookies REALLY need milk or water with them. :)

  3. says

    My dear, you *are* loved. And as for the number on the cake, Lydia and I were guessing how old you were when we saw it was your birthday and we both guessed 27-28, so no worries!

  4. says

    Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great day filled with everything that makes you happy. By the look of those cookies, I am guessing that you had a splendid day :) You know what would go great with those seemingly rich and sweet cookies? A big cup of bailey’s spiced hot cocoa. Yes ma’am, that’s how I plan on celebrating my own birthday!

  5. says

    Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns of the Day. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with chocolate. But tell me: where on earth, or rather, where in Italy do you find chocolate and peanut chips?? All I’ve seen are some miniscule chocolate dits that look like, well, I don’t want to say what they look like, but think ‘mouse.’ Do tell!

  6. says

    WOW!! They look DELISH!!!! Happy belated birthday!! Hope it was a fun one!! (I just found your blog via Cafe’ Fernado… LOVE your site…
    Take care,
    Leesa

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