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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chewy Kitchen Sink Cookies

I bake one sweet treat a week.  My intentions are for them to last at LEAST a few days, but that never happens.  Between snacks for the little man and us, along with after-dinner treats, we are lucky if they last two days.

I've been experimenting with oat flour and we are really liking it.  A much healthier flour, also gluten free, it holds up very well in baking with a sweet taste.  It is usually processed in facilities with other wheat ingredients, so if you know someone with very, highly sensitive gluten issue you may want to try it slowly at first.  You can read more about it here, from Chef Lauren Hoover.  She uses it a lot in her cookbook and definitely knows a lot more than I do.

Kitchen Sink cookies are typically a "free for all" cookie, where you throw in whatever needs to be used up around the house (food related, of course).  In this cookie I threw in some peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, crushed mini Health bars and a few chopped up Whoppers.

Definitely kitchen sink style.

These cookies are so chewy and delicious, we loved them!  And for the added health benefit I threw in 1/2 c. flax seed, as we always need more fiber in our diet right?

Chewy Kitchen Sink Cookies
1 1/2 c. oat flour (or any flour you like)
1 c. oats
1/2 c. flaxseed
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. of kitchen sink stuff (chocolate chips, chopped nuts, candy bars, etc.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a bowl whisk together all dry ingredients.  In a stand mixer or hand-held mixer combine butter and sugars until creamy.  Add in eggs one at a time, then vanilla.  Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined.

Drop by tablespoonfuls on baking sheets.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.  Let cookies cool for a few minutes before moving to cooing rack.  Store in a tight container.

If you saw my Facebook post yesterday I told you I thought I broke my toe.  Walking in a dark kitchen at 5:45 a.m. and trying to let out two dogs that cannot hold their pee for one more milla-second, inevitably causes a tired mom to stub her toe....HARD...on a wooden high chair/booster seat.

Today it looks like I dropped a two ton elephant on my foot and the comfy, casual loafer style shoes I'm wearing with my dress clothes really make me stand out.

It's quite a sight.

Would you like to comment?

  1. These look delicious! I love the idea of a kitchen sink cookie.

    Hope your toe gets better soon. My daughters high chair jumps in front of me quite frequently, as do walls and doors... Hmmmm, maybe there is a pattern here.

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)February 8, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    I love how thin those cookies are - they look like they would have a great texture. Chewy is goooooood!

  3. Ouch a broken toe hurts so so bad. You should definitely bake more treats for yourself until you're all better.