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Kitchen-Sink Christmas Cookies

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  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24
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We’re pretty sure that when they talk about “visions of sugar plums”, they were talking about these Christmas kitchen sink cookies! If you can’t get enough of kitchen sink recipes, try our brownies next.
Updated Oct 28, 2023
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What are Kitchen Sink Cookies?

If you loaded cookies with all the best mix-ins, you’d have Kitchen sink cookies. It’s ALL the yummy ingredients added…everything but the kitchen sink!

How Do I Make These Cookies?

Kitchen-Sink Christmas Cookies are simple to make! M&M’s®, mini marshmallows, prezel twists, cocktail peanuts and holiday sprinkles get stirred into Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix. Roll the dough into balls and flatten them on the cookie sheet; bake and enjoy!


  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
  • 1/2 cup green and red M&M’s® candy-coated milk chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed mini pretzel twists
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cocktail peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons green, red and white candy sprinkles


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 2
    Drop dough by rounded 2 tablespoonfuls on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Flatten.
  • 3
    Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Store covered in airtight container.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cookie scoops make quick work of dropping cookie dough and help ensure a better end result. This is because they help keep cookie size uniform, so they all bake in the same amount of time!
  • tip 2
    For best results, bake one sheet of cookies at a time on the middle oven rack.
  • tip 3
    Mini marshmallows can give cookies an irregular shape, but with that shape comes delicious gooey texture! Just remember to use parchment paper, so cleanup is a snap.
  • tip 4
    Lining your cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper will prevent any melted marshmallow from sticking to your pan. Clean up will be a breeze!
  • tip 5
    If the marshmallows are melting completely, your oven may be running too hot. Ovens tend to run hot over time, so be sure it’s the right temperature by using an inexpensive oven thermometer that can be found in the kitchen gadget section of your grocery or discount store. Another culprit might be using dark cookie sheets. We recommend shiny metal cookie sheets (without any nonstick surface) for cookies.
  • tip 6
    For the prettiest cookies, see tips for perfect cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are my kitchen sink Christmas cookies hard?

Be sure you’re using a large egg and your butter is soft (it leaves an imprint when touched). Be sure to bake them for the minimum time. Check to see that they are light brown, if not, bake them a minute or two longer. Did you know that leaving your baked cookies on the hot cookie sheets continues to cook them? Be sure to move these cookies from the cookie sheet, 2 minutes after baking, to a cooling rack so they don’t get hard. They are best enjoyed within a day or two after baking them.

Why are my Christmas kitchen sink cookies really flat?

Be sure your butter is soft but not at all melted. Any melting can cause the dough to be softer and the cookies to spread more. When flattening the cookies, flatten them only slightly.

What are other easy and unique Christmas cookies?

We’ve got tons of creative and easy cookies! Try our Christmas tree bars or check out ridiculously easy Christmas cookies.


170 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 22g Total Carbohydrate, 15g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • They may not be a classic Christmas cookie, but with all of the yummiest Christmas additions you could add to a cookie, these Kitchen-Sink Christmas cookies exude JOY! Why not add them to the cookie tray “mix” this year? Looking to build the perfect cookie tray? See easy-to-follow guide.
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