Panera kitchen sink cookies are irresistible. Packed with sweet and salty add-ins they’re thick and chewy with a crispy edge.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup (lightly packed) light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips or chunks
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
- 1 cup toffee bits
- 1 cup mini pretzel twists, hand-snapped into pieces
- Flaky sea salt, for garnishing
RECIPE PREP: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined. Do not overmix.
- Gently fold in milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, toffee bits, and mini pretzel twists, until they’re evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
- With a (3-tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop rounded scoops of cookie dough onto the prepared baking trays, leaving 3 inches of space between each.
- Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. The cookies will be puffy. Gently tap the baking sheet on the counter to deflate them. Working quickly, place a large round cookie cutter over a cookie and gently swirl it in a circular motion to reshape the edges so the cookie is perfectly round. Reshape all treats.
- Return cookies to the oven for 3 minutes, or until lightly golden and a bit under-baked. For a true bakery-style look, gently press a few chocolate chips and pretzels into the top of each treat. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking tray. Just like Panera, sprinkle each kitchen sink cookie with a pinch of flaky salt.
How to store baked cookies: After the cookies have cooled completely, transfer them to an airtight container. They can be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 Minutes
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Kitchen Sink Cookies, Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies, Panera Kitchen Sink Cookies