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Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Desserts, Easy, Featured, Giveaway, Snacks | 52 comments

Kitchen Sink Monster Cookies + Vintage Mason Jar Giveaway

Kitchen Sink Monster Cookies + Vintage Mason Jar Giveaway

Happy weekend!!  Let’s celebrate with cookies?  I’m not a huge cookie fan normally.  Well not until I made these Kitchen Sink Monster Cookies.  See I made this Kitchen Sink Pasta Salad a while back and loved it.  I loved the idea of it more than anything and it got me thinking.  Just about anything could be kitchen-sinked.  By that I mean customizing it so that it’s completely your own by adding everything you like but the kitchen sink.  Isn’t that how the saying goes?

Kitchen Sink Monster Cookies by My Invisible Crown

It’s so fun to make recipes that fit me and my family so I thought I’d share my thoughts on that and make some things to demonstrate how you can change ingredients in dishes so that they’re what your household prefers and makes everyone happy.  Well…having three kids and a husband around the house I understand there’s never a time when everyone will be happy but I just go with the biggest majority.

In these cookies I just thought about what we liked and what would compliment each other.  If you’ve ever visited this site, you’ll know I love salty and sweet things together or sweet and spicy although this time I left the spice out of the cookies.  I used mini peanut butter cups, mini butterfingers, chocolate covered pretzels, kettle corn popcorn, fleur de sel caramels, and…potato chips!  Yep and they were so awesome!  I thought about some sort of chocolate or peanut butter chips but didn’t need it since several of the items I chose already had chocolate.

cookie additives

I considered so many other things but there’s time enough for cookies and this won’t be the last batch I make!

Once I mixed the batter and added the fun stuff, I used tablespoon scoops to make really big cookies (that’s where the monster part comes in) but I’m thinking it might be best next time to make smaller sized cookies.  You see these spread a good bit in part by the caramel and the butterfinger candies I used so I think smaller cookies would be prettier.  If you don’t choose ingredients that melt the way those do then you should be more than fine with monster size.

Take this cookie for example.  You see how the edges are mostly melted and hardened caramel?  It tastes insanely good but makes a-not-so-pretty cookie.



But look at that center!!  SOOO worth it.

Now, several others (the majority probably) came out like normal looking cookies.  It just depends on where the caramel is positioned when it’s placed on the baking sheet.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

One thing I learned about this batter as well.  Well, two things.  after the first batch I added oats to give  it a little more body.  It helped some but then I also thought about chilling the dough a little to firm up the butter and it made the finished product exactly what I wanted.  I also scooped the dough and then balled it together so that it was tight when I put it on the Silpat.  If you have Silpat baking liner definitely use it.  Even this sticky caramel slid right off.


Now, let’s get to the GIVEAWAY!!!!  If you know anything about MIC, you’ll know I’m from the South.  Well being the Southern girl that I am, Mason jars and cast iron pans are a staple.  I have tons of both in all shapes and sizes.  I use the Mason jars as flowers vases, to drink my sweet tea out of, to store things like homemade salad dressing in.  The possibilities are endless.  So, when I saw these Limited Edition American Heritage Collection BLUE Vintage Style Jars I couldn’t resist.  And I picked up an extra just for YOU!!!

Now, some people think multiple options to enter contests make them feel like they have to jump through hoops.  SO not the case here.  My intent is to give you many ways to enter but NONE are mandatory.  Do the ones you want and skip the ones you don’t.  It’s all up to you.  Of course the more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!  Take a look…don’t you want ’em????

Vintage Style Blue Ball Jars

Here’s how to enter.  Just comment, like, tweet (you can do this one once a day 🙂 ), follow or subscribe.  Choose all or just one!
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Good luck!

Kitchen Sink Monster Cookies

30 minutes

10 minutes

Yield: about 20 large cookies

Kitchen Sink Monster Cookies


  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4-1/2 cup each of the following or whatever you choose:
  • mini butterfinger candies, roughly chopped
  • mini peanut butter cups, roughly chopped
  • chocolate covered pretzels, roughly chopped
  • fluer de sel caramels, roughly chopped
  • kettle corn popcorn
  • regular potato chips (the thicker the better to help them hold up)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and mix well.
  4. Add vanilla and mix again.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk lightly.
  6. Add dry ingredients and mix on low until completely combined stopping to scrape the sides once.
  7. Add oats and any other ingredients except potato chips and mix on low until distributed.
  8. Add chips and stir by hand.
  9. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
  10. Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop to scoop out balls, roll in your hand to compact them down and then place on Silpat liner or parchment and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.



  1. Okay you’re an evil genius. And I totally love it.

    • Ha ha ha ha ha!!! (evil genius voice). Thanks lady. That made me laugh!

  2. yum. cookie monster like monster cookie!

  3. These look amazing! I want to make them ASAP! And, I love Mason jars. They are so versatile, great for storage, putting flowers in, making mini pies, and of course canning.

    • Mini pies! Yes! So many fun things to do with them!

    • Thanks!! I can’t say no to anything with salty chips and chocolate or caramel!

  4. Hi! I hope I win! I use them like you do- to drink my iced tea!

    • That’s my favorite way to drink a big glass of tea! And these are BLUE!!! Good luck!

  5. I also followed by email!

    • Awesome Sophie! So nice to have you! 🙂

  6. First, these cookies look amazing. Pinned! Second, I love using mason jars to store all my homemade nut butters and homemade sauces. They’re perfect, and so charming. 🙂
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    • Nut butters!! Of course! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Good luck Rachel.

  7. I use jars all the time for salad dressings. Also for freezing things, like leftover egg whites and stocks.

    • Love the egg white idea. I use Tupperware but have been trying to store less in plastics. I’ll have to do that!

    • They really are best in my opinion When they warm and gooey or I’d send you some. I’m making some cookies soon and sending them out to readers so I’ll add you to my list!!

  8. I love monster/compost cookiess!

    • Compost cookies!! Great name.

  9. I love to use mine to store homemade salad dressings and sauces.

  10. I like to use mason jars for canning!

  11. I use my mason jars for their original purpose of canning (jams & jellies, green beans, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, pickles, peaches… I’m a canning fiend!) But the blue ones are almost too pretty for that!

    • My thoughts exactly! But I love hearing what everyone else uses them for. There’s almost nothing you can’d put in them!

  12. I love using Mason jars for storage in the kitchen.

    • Me, too. Well good luck and thanks for stopping by!

  13. I subscribe via email.

      • How amazing- a few of my favorite things all in one cookie! Def going to try these! Thanks for the recipe
        I would use the jars for my first garden this year (if I successfully grow anything!)

        • Thanks Andrea! That’s the beauty of these Kitchen Sink cookies…you can put whatever you like. What is better than a customized recipe? Good luck on the garden! I have a serious black thumb and kill everything.

  14. So, I need to tell you how I use mason jars….I store dry goods in them all the time, like beans.

    I just bought a super cute faux mason jar from wally world. It’s plastic and has a red lid and red straw in it. It’s really adorable.
    the domestic fringe recently posted..I’m Talking Beauty ProductsMy Profile

    • Well these are perfect for that…because they’re BLUE!!!! I love them.

  15. Those cookies look amazing! They remind me a bit of “white trash” candy, only with chocolate instead.

    We use Mason jars mostly for our applesauce and pickles.

  16. I use mason jars most for canning-but love that they’re so versatile that I can use them for so many other things, too. I especially love the attachment for my vacuum sealer that allows me to store dry goods in jars but have them vacuum sealed for freshness.

    Thanks for the chance!
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    • That’s a great idea and one I have never thought of. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    • Well these will be perfect. I am in love with the color!

  17. I love mason jars and use them for canning and storage of dry and liquid staples. I agree that it is best to store in glass. Recent research proves that glass is safest particularly for storing liquid items. I love the idea of a customizable cookie recipe. great job!

    • Thanks! Most people use them for canning. I’ve not been much of a canner but I have tons of jars I use all the time.

  18. For decoration and candles! They’re great for gifts, too.

  19. I use my jars for pickles and jam more than anything!

  20. i use it for decorations or flower vase!

    • Me, too. I love them filled with flowers.

  21. So I made these and the dough is DELICIOUS. However, once in the oven they totally melted into a thin sheet of cookie crisp mess. Still yummy but not giant cookies. Any suggestions?!

    • Hi there Mer,
      The end result is kind of a chewy crisp with most of the body being the chunks of ingredients you add. If it was down to almost nothing I would say check the dates on your baking soda and powder to be sure they aren’t expired. I only like cookies that are somewhat chewy though so I was going for less of a cakey cookie. If you’d like something with more body or substance try a simple chocolate chip dough and add the other “kitchen sink” ingredients. This dough being loose the way it is will accommodate more funky additives in an easier way but with some muscle a stiff batter could work, too. Hope this helps??


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