The Ultimate Kitchen Sink Cookie (Gluten Free)

 Quite possibly the most versatile cookie is packed with sweet, salty, crunchy, and chewy add-ins to keep you invested. These Kitchen Sink Cookies are a well beloved favorite of our family, and these cookies, while gluten free, have the most perfect texture.

I'm a huge fan of cookies, as most know. The last two months of the year - November & December - are just cookie crazy months for me. I'm always experimenting, researching recipes, and testing out ideas. A kitchen sink cookie is an idea I adore. I love a LOADED cookie. I want lots of stuff, flavor, and texture. I'm the same way with cake, pies, and especially, ice cream. I love. flavor.

So, when it comes to a cookie that I deem perfect, it's gotta be packed with flavor. This does just that. It is SO versatile. I mean, extremely. Kitchen Sink Cookies were made to be adaptable to anyone's preferences or pantry stock.

My ideal Kitchen Sink Cookie has a blend of both semi sweet and dark chocolate chips, crushed potato chips (or Trader Joe's Cassava Chips), toffee bits, crushed pretzels, and caramel bits. There's chewy, crunchy, sweet, savory, and saaaaalty in every single, addictive bite. However, the pure beauty of this cookie is that YOU can make it exactly how YOU want it!

Kitchen Sink Cookie Mix-In Ideas

Sweet Mix-Ins

Chocolate Chips (Semi-Sweet, Milk, Dark, White, or a Combo)

Butterscotch Chips

Peanut Butter Chips

Cheesecake Flavored Chips

Toffee Bits

Caramel Bits


Reese's Pieces

Chopped Reese's Cups

Chopped Candy Bars

Dried Fruit

Mini Marshmallows

Shredded Toasted Coconut

Salty/Crunchy Mix-Ins

Potato Chips

Pretzel Pieces

Rice Crispy Cereal

Corn Flakes Cereal


Cocoa Nibs

Toasted Nuts

Just use the quantities listed in the recipe and swap out the mix-ins for the ones you'd like. No matter the combo, I'm sure it'll be a delicious cookie. I can't wait to see what creations you dream up.


Ingredients You'll Need for The Ultimate Gluten Free Kitchen Sink Cookies

- Unsalted Butter, softened

- Light Brown Sugar

- Granulated Sugar

- An Egg

- Vanilla Extract

- Brown Rice Flour *

- Tapioca Starch *

- Potato Starch *

- Xanthan Gum *

(*for a gluten free cookie. If you're not in need of GF, there are notes in the recipe below on how to make them traditionally.)

- Baking Soda

- Kosher Salt

- Mix-Ins of Choice (I love: semi sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, crushed potato chips, toffee bits, crushed pretzels, and caramel bits.)

How to Make Loaded Kitchen Sink Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes, until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until fluffy, about 2 more minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flours (*), baking soda and kosher salt and set aside. Mix into the wet ingredients until incorporated.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips, potato chips, toffee bits, pretzels, and caramel bits. Let dough sit for 5 minutes for the flours to hydrate. (This helps to prevent having a grainy cookie - especially when working with gluten free flours.)
  5. Scoop the dough using a cookie scoop or spoon into 1-2 Tablespoon balls and place on the lined baking sheet. Press extra toppings onto the top of each dough ball, if desired.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown around the edges. Remove from the oven just before they look fully baked, as they will continue to cook as they cool on the pan. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and tap baking sheets on the counter to flatten the cookies. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan. Enjoy!

How to Freeze Cookies & Cookie Dough

Freezing Cookie Dough: This cookie dough freezes very well. Just scoop the dough into equal portions using a cookie scoop and freeze until firm on a baking sheet. Transfer the frozen dough balls into a plastic bag or airtight container labeled with the contents and the date they were made. Freeze and enjoy for up to 6 months.

When you're ready to bake, preheat oven as normal, place the cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake the cookies for the normal time. You may need to bake 2-3 more minutes than listed when baking from frozen.

Alternatively, you can allow the dough to thaw a little on the baking sheet while the oven is preheating before baking and bake as directed.

Freezing Baked Cookies: You can freeze these cookies once baked. Simply place the baked cookies in a plastic bag or airtight container labeled with the contents and date they were made. Freeze and enjoy for up to 6 months. When ready to enjoy, remove one or more cookies from the bag and allow to warm up to room temperature, or heat in the oven or microwave.

Cookie Recipes to Add to Your Holiday Baking List

As I mentioned earlier, I love a classic cookie, but I also love a cookie that is a lil edgy and breaks the boundaries a bit. Enter: these Blueberry Olive Oil Cookies with pistachios and white chocolate chunk. They're just the thing to step it up to a whole new level.

Another cookie that breaks boundaries in delicious waves are these Bourbon Chocolate Cherry Cookies that are gluten free, packed with bourbon-soaked cherries, dark chocolate chunks, & lots of oats. Redonk.

Gluten Free Biscotti are such a delicious treat and so easy to pull together to impress a crowd, and they’re so versatile. Double Chocolate, fruit, coconut, and the list goes on.  I love putting dried blueberries, orange zest, and pistachios in mine, and you can find that (gluten free!!) recipe on my website here.

Can't decide between cake or cookies? I'm here to tell you that you don't have to. These Gluten Free Coffee Cake Cookies are the perfect collaboration of the two. They're soft, tender, and packed with flavor. They taste just like coffee cake, even down to the streusel topping. Come on, yuuum! Recipe modifications are available to make gluten free or regular cookies.

Is your oven tied up with other holiday meal prep? These no-bake goodies are disguised as a snack, breakfast, or even dessert - Blueberry White Chocolate Protein Bites are the perfect (gluten free) bite that is packed with protein and nutrition. Not to mention, they're ridiculously delicious and sooo easy to throw together.

A perfect nostalgic cookie that is quick and simple to throw together and will transport you back to childhood. There’s nothing like an Oatmeal Cream Pie, and these are the very best. Plus, these can be made gluten free.

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