Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

I love the saying:  It contains everything but the kitchen sink.  It sounds so interesting to think of a recipe that includes everything but the kitchen sink.  I'm sure you've heard the saying, right? 

"Her soup is SO delicious and contains everything but the kitchen sink." 

About the time I settled into the concept, along came a recipe that evidently included not just everything in the kitchen, but the kitchen sink as well!  I know, simple silliness, but fun just the same.  Here's the recipe and you may make alterations to the recipe as necessary to fit your lifestyle.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unbleached white flour
1 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/3 cup milk powder (dairy or soy)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
2/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup chocolate chips (or carob chips)
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten (or egg substitute)

Stir together all of the dry ingredients.  Beat the eggs in a small bowl.  Measure the oil, then the honey and molasses in the same measuring cup.  Beat all the ingredients together thoroughly.  Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and combine until the dry ingredients are moistened.  If the mixture seems too dry, add some water until the dough is of drop cookie consistency.  Drop the cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes.  Remove from oven when barely done, as they will continue to "bake" on the cookie sheet when to take them out of the oven.  Allow to cool on the sheet and then remove.

These make a great BREAKFAST cookie!


  1. I've never heard of a breakfast cookie, but the term pleases me very much. Your kitchen windowsill is delightful with your salt shakers lining it. A clean, crisp look.

  2. Wow, now those sound like humdinger cookies! I'd like to try one! Susan

  3. The cookies sound wonderful. Love the picture from the window.


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