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The Best Cookies You Will Ever Bake

Updated on January 18, 2012

Garbage Can Cookies

This is an old family recipe and it never fails to please the crowd. With five different types of chips, peanut butter, and oatmeal all in one dough, these cookies satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. The best part about this recipe is that it is flexible. Replacesome of the chips with walnuts, pecans, toffee bits, you name it. As long as you keep the ratio of dough to chips/nuts consistent, the cookies will turn out fantastic. These cookies are some of the best you will every try to they are lots of fun to make with your children. Bake a batch today!

Garbage Can Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter or margarine softened

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar

²/₃ cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup old fashioned oats

2 tsp baking soda

¹/₂ tsp salt

²/₃ cup of each: milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, vanilla chips, butterscotch chips


Directions:

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yields 4 ¹/₂ dozen.

Another Kid Friendly Recipe

If you like this recipe, try my Magic Cookie Bar recipe. This is another family favorite.

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  • AJ Langley profile image
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    AJ Langley 5 years ago

    Too funny, I wanted to call them Kitchen Sink Cookies, because it's everything but the kitchen sink in them! They truly are the best, thanks for visiting!

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    The-BestMouseTrap 5 years ago from The heartland, USA

    We make garbage can cookies, and you are right they are the best cookies you will ever bake and eat! Except we call them Kitchen Sink cookies, just as appetizing...right?

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    AJ Langley 5 years ago

    Thanks for visiting and your comments! These are some of the best cookies; I hope you and your husband like them. Please let me know how they turn out!

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    mljdgulley354 5 years ago

    My husband just asked if I would make peanut butter cookies tverything today. I will try this recipe. Has everything we both like.

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    AJ Langley 5 years ago

    Fantastic, Vespa! I'm so glad you all enjoyed them and thank you for letting me know how they turned out!

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    vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

    I made these tonight for guests and everyone gobbled them up. I used butter, homemade peanut butter and chopped Ghirardelli 60% chocolate bars. I highly recommend them. Thanks, AJ Langley, for the divine recipe!

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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    Haha your comment made me laugh! Have a great night :)

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    AJ Langley 5 years ago

    True! I wanted to call them Kitchen Sink Cookies since they have everything but the kitchen sink in them, but my husband said that didn't sound appealing. Somehow Garbage Can Cookies sounded better? LOL!

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    Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

    I love cookies, thanks for sharing the recipe! I think that 'garbage can cookies' should be renamed to be 'mmmmm yum'!

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    AJ Langley 5 years ago

    Thank you for visiting and you're welcome. I'm thinking about making another batch this weekend also. Let me know how they turn out!

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    vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

    I'm going to try these cookies this weekend! Thanks!

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    AJ Langley 5 years ago

    Twila, thanks for visiting and for the comment! Trust me, your grandkids will LOVE these. I know my little ones do :)

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    Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

    Well my favorite is the regular sugar cookie, but I have to say I love chocolate chip cookies with pecans or walnuts Mmmmmmm. This does sound like a fun (and outrageous) cookie to make with the grandkids. Thank you!