Saturday 26 November 2011

Mummy's Kitchen Sink Cookies

After a few weeks of cake I thought that this weekend I would mix it up a bit and try my hand at some of my mummy's signature Kitchen Sink Cookies...oats, chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, walnuts...all mixed together into a yummy scrummy cookie (or 4 dozen).  

This is one of those cookie recipes that you can change up depending on what you have in the cupboard, or can find in the supermarket...or just fancy really.  I know it looks like a load of ingredients, but the recipe makes around 4 dozen decent sized it is totally worth the time and effort! 

At the Edinburgh Cake Ladies event this week some of us were chatting about cookies and using American recipes and the conversation turned to butter...the quality of the butter...the consistency of the butter...the cost...keeping all this in mind, today I used President's Unsalted French Butter and I couldn't be happier with how the cookies turned out, not greasy at all! 

I've just copied my mum's emailed recipe, so everything is in North American...conversions required!!! 

preheat oven to 350F

1) with a wooden spoon cream the following in a very large bowl:
    1 cup butter
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup white sugar
   then add 2 eggs (one at a time)
   and 1 tsp vanilla
2)  in another bowl blend and add to bowl #1
     2 cups flour
     1 tsp baking soda
     1/2 tsp baking powder
     1/2 tsp salt
3)  in separate bowl mix the following and then add to bowl #1 :
     2 cups oats
     2 cups mini choc chips
     1 cup shredded coconut
     1 cup raisins or cranberries
     1 cup chopped walnuts
* spoon walnut sized pieces of dough onto trays and push down slightly using either your hands or the floured bottom of a glass
* Bake at 350F for 11- 13 mins until just golden. 


  1. Thay look fab! I a happy with the cup measures personally :)

  2. Does this means it comes with a huge pile of washing up? They look good though, with or without that kitchen sink. And now I want to hear more about the Edinburgh cake ladies.

  3. How can these be anything but wonderful, what an ingredient list. I'm so glad it's in cups and tablespoons, I'm adding it to my cookie baking lineup.

  4. I love President unsalted butter and your cookies sound amazing! I was planning on baking cookies tomorrow, well Monday blues always need a lift!

  5. These are just my sort of cookie. Add whatever you have lurking in the cupboard......great!

  6. President is my favorite brand for butter but it is extremely expensive here in Malaysia so now I keep that to use for special occassion and use a cheaper brand. Your cookies sound delicious with cranberries, nuts and coconut which I seldom include in mine. I have to try adding them the next time:D

  7. I just made these exact cookies, almost. I mixed two recipes and they came out delicious. Yours look yummy as well.

  8. First, I love the name of these cookies! Just look at that list of ingredients, how could they be anything but delicious! Thank you for your lovely recipe!

  9. Those seem quick to make and delicious to taste!

  10. These ingredients look like they would make fabulous cookies, I'll definitely give them a go. GG