Feel. Bake. Better.
Emotional Baking
frustrated kitchen sink cookies.
It’s been an endlessly frustrating week and it’s only Tuesday, typical, but I’m not having it. I’ll do something to lighten the mood. I think I’ll bake.
I'm feeling...
something that’s simple yet enjoyable to make,
something with a dough that’s smooth and chunky and satisfying to squish in my hands,
something of a “loaded” cookie - a chocolate chip, shredded coconut, rolled oats, raisins, and walnuts - type cookie,
something of a mixed bag in every bite...
  • I’m frustrated
  • I’ll bake
  • Kitchen Sink Cookies
  • Smooth, Chunky, Loaded
  • Fun
These cookies are fun to make and equally fun to eat with endless combinations and possibilities.
kitchen sink cookies.
Print Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes, Bake time: 10 minutes
Makes 24 cookies
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (115 g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups (242 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cups (131 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups (400 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup (83 g) walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup (138 g) Sultana or Thompson raisins
  • ¾ cup (95 g) sweetened desiccated flaked coconut
Let’s hope that baking will put an end to the frustration!!
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Using a hand mixer, whisk the butter and both sugars together until they're light and fluffy - about 3 minutes.
Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until well-blended. Stir in the vanilla.
Gently fold in the sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
...so simple and straightforward...
Mix in the oats, chocolate chips, walnuts, raisins, and coconut, by hand (because fun) or you can use a spatula.
It's both messy AND satisfyingly squishy. Perfect!
Take a small handful of the dough. Gently roll and flatten each handful and place it on the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are browned at the edges.
Cool the cookies on a cooling rack.
This is a fully loaded cookie if ever there was one. It’s all the feels in one place.
frustrated kitchen sink cookies.
frustrated kitchen sink cookies.
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
At Emotional Baking, our recipes can be the starting point to somewhere - it can lead you to a place of great comfort, one that feels like the beginning of something, something good...
A note for anyone who needs it:
Baking, while wonderful, can only help so much...
If you’re struggling in any way,
If you feel alone or you need help,
Contact your primary care physician or follow the links below to find help in your area. You are never alone!
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