I was needing/wanting/craving cookies yesterday so I made these.
I also decided it was time to “spring clean” out my baking cupboard because there were so many almost-empty bags of different chocolate chips and things, so I just threw in whatever I was wanting/needing to get rid of . . . hence the name kitchen cupboard cookies.
I also threw in some Rice Krispies for a little crunch because I happen to like a little crunch in my cookies. As for the oatmeal, I figured if I added some then I could consider these a healthier cookie, right?! Wishful thinking on my part!
These little beauties turned out even better than expected. The dough is really thick and stiff so don’t be alarmed and think you’ve done something wrong. Just flatten the cookies slightly with the palm of your hand before baking them.
Feel free to be creative and add whatever you’d like or whatever you have sitting in your kitchen cupboard . . . . craisins, nuts, white chocolate chips, peanut butter – endless possibilities.
I hope you’re having a great week!
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1¾ cup flour
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup Rice Krispies
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup mini m&m’s candies
In the bowl of an electric mixture, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Add salt, baking soda and flour, and mix until combined. Add oats and mix until well combined.
Add in butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, coconut and mini M&M's. Mix on low until just combined. Fold in remaining ingredients.
Scoop spoonfuls and place on baking sheet and gently press down with the palm of your hand. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. The cookies will look underbaked, but take them out and let them sit on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes and the move them to a cooling rack.
This is a really thick dough. These cookies do not flatten out very much at all, so don't be alarmed when you pull them out of the oven and they are still quite "poofy." Be sure not to over bake these, they will look a little under-baked when you take them out of the oven.