Kitchen Sink Cookies and The Start with Substance Program

As a participating blogger in the Start With Substance Program I’m sharing my favorite recipe using Quaker Oats. and it isn’t oatmeal. 😉


This recipe makes about 5 dozen cookies and when I mention that I’m making them, there’s usually a line of people waiting for them.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

  • 2 C Brown Sugar
  • 2 C White Sugar
  • 1 3/4 C quick cook oats
  • 2 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 C all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 C cornflakes cereal
  • 1 1/2 C chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/4 C flaked coconut
  • 4 dashes cinnamon
  • you can add 1 to 2  C raisins or craisins or dried cherries or chocolate chips
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F
  2. Cream together Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Vanilla, Applesauce and Eggs
  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and oatmeal. Mix well
  4. In a large bowl mix cornflakes, nuts and coconut (this is where you would add the *extras*)
  5. Slowly add the batter to this bowl, mixing well until the entire batter is completely mixed.
  6. Drop by Tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until they are a lovely golden brown.

These cookies are amazing and will disappear quickly. They are crunchy and chewy with just a hint of sweetness. My family can’t get enough of them.

How Cute are my two little Chefs in Training with our special cookie ingredient and our special guest chef!

Want a darlin’ picture like this of your own?

Want to help me to win $5,000 from Quaker to donate the the Hunger charity of my choice?

You do?!  Of course you do!

Here’s what you need to do:

Go to Quaker’s Facebook Page , add yourself as a fan,  print the Quaker man**, take a picture of you or your family with him and then upload it to the Quaker Facebook page’s album and link back here in your comments. If in the next 24 hours from 9AM CST 1/13/09 to 9 AM CST 1/14/09 I have the most comments and pictures linking back to the Quaker page out of all 25 bloggers doing this. That’s exactly what will happen.

Quaker is also donating a case of oatmeal to my local food bank!! Yea!!!


They are providing two coupons, each good for $1.00 off any 2 Quaker products for me to give to two of my readers!

I will choose my two favorite Quaker Oats man pictures, or my two favorite Quaker Oatmeal recipes/memories from two of my readers and they’ll win the coupons.

The Fine Print aka The Nitty Gritty

The Official Rules
** The Quaker Man logo must remain  intact and may not be modified in any manner. Readers must use the exact download of the image, and all entries need to be wholesome in nature. No nudity, defamation, obscene language or inappropriate, rude behavior in the photograph submitted will be accepted. Compliance with these rules is subject to the sole discretion of The Quaker Oats Company;

This program is taking place over 25 business days and the blogger who gets the most Reader submissions by 9 a.m. CST the following morning, (within 24 hours) will win the opportunity to select a hunger charity of their choice to receive a $5000.00 donation made to the charity by The Quaker Oats Company.

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  1. Oh Rachel..look at the Monkey in that picture.. so stinking cute.. and the Princess is so grown up!!!

    Those cookies look delish!! I will go become a fan right now.. 🙂

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  2. Okay, I am the worst cook ever! These cookies were so flat and lifeless (although they tasted delicious). They spread out over the entire pan. Disaster! The were thin wafers. What did I do wrong?

    Also, the recipe doesn’t state where to put the vanilla and cinnamon. I added the vanilla to the creamed mixture and the cinnamon at the end.


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  3. Krystyn, that has nothing to do with you being a bad cook. This can happen for many reasons! that they tasted good means you made them right! YAY!
    But, it is so discouraging and frustrating when cookies fall flat or don’t come out how we want them too.

    Here are some general reasons why cookies fall flat:

    1. the dough is too warm, consider chilling the dough for a bit before cooking
    2. if the cookie sheet is hot when the dough goes on it
    3. if your kitchen is warm and humid
    4. if you use an oil/margarine instead of real butter

    Just a few to help ya out. I’ll email you, too.
    MWAH! Rachel

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