Christmas Kitchen Sink Cookies: A Festive Delight
Introduction to Christmas Kitchen Sink Cookies
The holiday season brings an array of delectable treats, and among them, Christmas Kitchen Sink Cookies stand out as a delightful, versatile delight. These cookies hold a whimsical origin and have become a beloved tradition during the festive period.
Ingredients for Christmas Kitchen Sink Cookies
The magic behind these cookies lies in their diverse ingredients. From the basics like flour, sugar, and butter to an eclectic mix of add-ins—chocolate chips, nuts, oats, and more—the list is extensive, allowing for personalization and creativity in each batch.
Step-by-Step Recipe for Christmas Kitchen Sink Cookies
Crafting these cookies involves a series of simple yet precise steps. Beginning with preparing a versatile dough, adding in the assortment of ingredients (the “kitchen sink”), and baking them to golden perfection, the process is an enjoyable journey.
Variations and Customizations
One of the charms of Kitchen Sink Cookies is their adaptability. Whether you prefer a specific nut, dried fruit, or a unique chocolate twist, these cookies invite experimentation, catering to various tastes and preferences.
Tips for Perfect Cookies
Achieving the ideal Kitchen Sink Cookie requires attention to detail. From using softened butter to incorporating add-ins gently, expert tips ensure the cookies turn out irresistibly delicious.
Serving and Storing Suggestions
Once baked, these cookies offer versatility in serving—be it as a standalone treat, paired with hot cocoa, or even as part of a homemade gift basket. Storing them in an airtight container preserves their freshness for longer enjoyment.
Why Christmas Kitchen Sink Cookies Are Loved
The allure of Kitchen Sink Cookies during the holiday season is undeniable. Their ability to encapsulate warmth, nostalgia, and homemade goodness makes them a cherished part of festive gatherings and gifting traditions.
In essence, Christmas Kitchen Sink Cookies represent more than just a baked delight—they symbolize the joy of creativity, personal touch, and shared moments during the festive season.
- ¾ cup salted butter, softened
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup granulated white sugar
- 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup red and green M&M's
- ⅓ cup white chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup pretzel pieces
- ⅓ cup potato chip pieces
- 2 tablespoon red and green jimmies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Add softened, salted butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar to a large bowl. Cream the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer for two minutes, or until light and fluffy.
Next, add in egg yolks and vanilla and mix on medium speed for two minutes, or until the mixture is pale in color and fluffy.
Then add in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
Add in the M&M's, white chocolate chips, pretzel pieces, potato chip pieces and sprinkles. Gently fold in with a spatula until everything is combined.
Scoop the dough into 20 balls. Arrange two inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
*Optional* Add a few extra mix-ins on top of the scooped cookie dough balls. This will give you cookies as pictured. This is totally optional, but I think it makes the cookies look cute!
Bake for 10-12 minutes. (10 for chewier centers, 12 for crisper edges.)
*Optional* When the cookies are straight out of the oven, use a large circular cookie cutter to give them a perfect shape. Do this by swirling the cookie cutter around each cookie. This will help to push everything together into a perfect circle!
After baking, let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool for another 10 minutes.
Store leftovers in an air tight container for up to three days.
Measure your flour properly. This is always my #1 baking tip. Do not ever scoop a measuring cup into your flour. This will always lead to using too much flour. (Trust me, I've learned the hard way that I need to measure properly!) Instead, sprinkle spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and swipe excess flour off with the back of a knife. Or better yet, weigh your flour. 1 cup of flour equals 125 grams.
When the cookies are straight out of the oven, use a large circular cookie cutter to give them a perfect shape. Do this by swirling the cookie cutter around each cookie. This will help to push everything together into a perfect circle!
Add a few extra mix-ins on top of the scooped cookie dough balls. This will give you cookies as pictured. This is totally optional, but I think it makes the cookies look cute!
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 20
Amount Per ServingCalories 4294Total Fat 221gSaturated Fat 130gTrans Fat 6gUnsaturated Fat 74gCholesterol 776mgSodium 3564mgCarbohydrates 542gFiber 12gSugar 356gProtein 41g
The information contained herein is subject to change.