If you’re looking for the recipe for the Panera Kitchen Sink Cookie, you’ve found it! Full of chocolate, coconut, and walnuts with toffee bits and salt sprinkled on top, they are the most delectable cookie you’ll ever have!
Last year, I did a review on Panera Bread and their new clean menu (no artificial colors, preservatives, sweeteners, etc.). I was given some gift cards so my family and I could try any menu item we liked. And we liked them all!
But the thing I liked the most was their Kitchen Sink Cookie. If you’ve never heard of a Kitchen Sink Cookie before, it’s basically a cookie you throw everything into, except the kitchen sink 🙂
At Panera, their cookie has chocolate chips, caramel, and pretzels. I decided to make my own variation of the Panera Kitchen Sink Cookie with some different add-ins.
First, I started out with my fantastic classic College Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. Then I add shredded coconut and chopped walnuts, and sprinkled toffee bits and kosher salt on top. The result was a thick, chewy cookie with tons of texture and amazing flavors.
You can of course use caramel and pretzels as well (or in place of the add-ins I used). Keep reading for my suggestion on the type of caramel to use.
Ingredients for Panera Kitchen Sink Cookies
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- pure vanilla extract
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
- shredded coconut
- toffee bits
Equipment and Supplies for Panera Kitchen Sink Cookies
- cookie sheets
- silicone baking mats or parchment paper
- large cookie scoop
- stand mixer
Tips for Making Panera Kitchen Sink Cookies
- Don’t add the toffee bits to the dough. Save them and sprinkle them on top of the cookies right after they come out of the oven. If you mix them in the dough, they will melt and lose their delectable crunch!
2. If you want to make really big cookies, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure the dough for each cookie, and only put two in a row on your baking sheet. Bake them at 325 degrees F. for 15 minutes. The lower temperature and longer cooking time will help the dough cook more evenly.
3. If you decide to go with the traditional pretzel and caramel for add-ins, I suggest using Kraft Caramel Bits.
These are seriously some of the most gorgeous, mouthwatering cookies I have ever made. If you want a knock-out, home run cookie (not sure where all the sports references are coming from right now, but okay….) then you must make these Panera Kitchen Sink Cookies. You can thank me later 🙂
Nutrition Information: Yield: 60
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 5.6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 23.1gFiber: .8gSugar: 12.8gProtein: 2.6g