Buddy’s Kitchen Sink Cookies


These soft, chewy, and flavor-packed kitchen sink cookies are loaded with everything but the kitchen sink including chocolate chips, pretzels, potato chips, and toffee. And finishing it all off are colorful sprinkles that make them a festive Christmas cookie recipe. 

two kitchen sink cookies on a plate.

Why are they called Kitchen Sink Cookies?

Today I’ve enlisted the help of one of my favorite Christmas characters, Buddy, to make these wonderfully delicious and perfectly festive Kitchen Sink Cookies. 

Why kitchen sink? Well, because these cookies are packed with everything but the kitchen sink.

kitchen sink cookies on plates.

Kitchen sink cookies have become somewhat of a well-known cookie recipe. I’m not sure where they came from, but I know that Panera Bread makes one that’s pretty popular and delicious. 

While this isn’t a copycat recipe, these kitchen sink cookies just might be my new favorite type of chocolate chip cookie. Why? Well, because they have everything in them but the kitchen sink! 

I’m happy to add these in my favorite Christmas cookie list!

kitchen sink cookies on a cake stand.

Why I Love These Kitchen Sink Cookies:

Here’s why I think you need to give these cookies a try. 

  • They are impressive. We all love a chocolate chip cookie, so a chocolate chip cookie loaded with even more will have everyone saying “Wow!”
  • They are delicious and layered with flavor. Pure decadence.
  • You can make them your own. Below I’ve shared what is included in my cookies, but feel free to add, subtract, or swap to make them your own. 

Pair them with a cup of hot cocoa for the perfect treat!

Looking for more Christmas cookie recipes?

kitchen sink cookie on a plate.
kitchen sink cookies on a plate.

This post also includes a gift for you as I’m joined by my Tastes of the Season blogger friends who are sharing even more delicious holiday cookie inspiration. If you’re looking to try some new cookie recipes, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve linked everyone at the end of this post, so be sure to check them out before carrying on with your day.

Who’s Buddy?

“Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”

If you haven’t seen the now-classic Christmas movie Elf, you might not know who Buddy is. First, go watch the movie; it’s fantastic. Second, Buddy is a Christmas and sugar-loving elf who was raised at the North Pole. There’s a popular scene in the movie where Buddy makes breakfast with, well, everything but the kitchen sink: pasta, maple syrup, marshmallows, chocolate, pop-tarts, and of course sprinkles. 

kitchen sink cookies on a cake stand.

When I was making these kitchen sink cookies I decided to add some festive sprinkles to my already-loaded cookies and officially dub them Buddy’s Kitchen Sink Cookies. 

Side note: A couple of years ago I made some Christmas cookie bags. (You can grab the tutorial and free printable HERE.) It just so happens that one of the bags was inspired by another popular moment in the movie. 

kitchen sink cookie with cookie bag.

I thought it was only fitting to break out these bags to snap a few pictures. 

What’s in Kitchen Sink Cookies?

You might be wondering what goes into kitchen sink cookies. 

Well, they start with a traditional chocolate chip cookie base made up of the following: 

  • unsalted butter
  • sugar
  • packed brown sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • kosher salt

After the basic ingredients, you can have fun with additional fillings. In my recipe/version I included:  

  • potato chips
  • crushed pretzels
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • milk chocolate chips
  • toffee bits
  • red, green, and white sprinkles
  • flaky sea salt

Recipe Variations:

Now, if that wasn’t enough, you can substitute or add whatever you’d like. Here are a few ideas:

  • chopped nuts (of any kind)
  • dried fruit (of any kind)
  • white chocolate chips
  • caramel bits
  • crushed candy canes
  • M&Ms

Pretty epic, right? I know. SO GOOD! 

Let’s make some! 

kitchen sink cookies on a cooling rack.

How to Make: 

I’m going to walk you through the steps here. I’ve also provided a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  3. Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. 
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. 
  5. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until combined. 
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.
kitchen sink cookie dough in bowl.
  1. Gently stir in semisweet and milk chocolate chips, potato chips, pretzels, toffee bits, and sprinkles. 
  2. Scoop dough onto baking sheets. 
kitchen sink cookies on baking sheet.
  1. Bake for about 14 minutes or until the edges are starting to get golden. 
  2. Remove from the oven and immediately press a few chocolate chips, potato chips, pretzels, toffee bits, and sprinkles on top. 
  3. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. 
  4. Let cool for two to three minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Once your cookies have cooled, you’re ready to pack and store them in an airtight container. 

kitchen sink cookies on baking tray.

Also, I highly recommend you eat one (or two – we don’t judge here) while it’s still warm from the oven. My goodness. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Happy Festive Baking! 

I don’t like to speak for others, but I think that Buddy would be proud to call these kitchen sink cookies his own. Don’t you?

Now don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins, but rather give this recipe a try. These cookies would make the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie platter

Enjoy! 

kitchen sink cookies on a cake stand.

Tastes of the Season Christmas Cookie Recipes:

And don’t forget, if you want more Christmas cookie ideas, be sure to check out the posts below. Enjoy!

Tastes of the Season Christmas Cookies

Easy Candy Cane Cookies by Ella Claire & Co. | Simple Christmas Butter Cookies by Handmade Farmhouse | Gluten and Dairy Free Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies by Zevy Joy

Tastes of the Season Christmas Cookies

Buddy’s Kitchen Sink Cookies by Inspired by Charm | Molded Christmas Cookies by French Country Cottage

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kitchen sink cookie on a plate.

Buddy Kitchen Sink Cookies

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Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas, christmas cookie, holiday, kitchen sink cookies
Servings: 36
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 29 mins
These soft, chewy, and flavor-packed cookies are loaded with everything but the kitchen sink including chocolate chips, pretzels, potato chips, and toffee. And finishing it all off are colorful sprinkles that make them a festive Christmas cookie recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter - softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup crushed potato chips
  • ¾ cup crushed pretzels
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup toffee bits
  • ½ cup red and green sprinkles
  • Flaky sea salt to garnish

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer) cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined. (Dough will be stiff).
  • Gently stir in semisweet and milk chocolate chips, potato chips, pretzels, toffee bits, and sprinkles. (Reserve a bit of each to press onto the top of the cookies.)
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough (about two to three tablespoons) onto the baking sheets.
  • Bake for about 14 minutes or until the edges are starting to get golden. Remove from the oven and immediately press reserved chocolate chips, potato chips, pretzels, toffee bits, and sprinkles on top. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  • Let cool for two to three minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Pack and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 209IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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  • Nicolle at

    Michael I love this recipe and my boys loved it too! I shared your recipe in my weekly Nesting post this morning on the blog because everyone needs to make these! Have a great Sunday!

    • Michael Wurm Jr. at

      I’m honored! Thank you SO MUCH! Glad you and your boys enjoyed them!

      xo Michael

  • April at

    One work: EPIC! My husband is already asking me to make these again. They are wonderful!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I couldn’t agree more. My mom’s husband said they were the best cookie he’s ever had.

      xo Michael

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