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Emotional Baking
When you feel like...
you’ve tried your best but things aren’t going your way no matter what you do,
you can’t make it work,
you’re annoyed, angry, and disappointed because of it?
It sounds like you’re feeling frustrated.
Don’t worry - you can do something about it.
You can start by talking to a parent, teacher, or friend...
and you can bake!
I’ll help.
Let’s make something that’s...
enjoyable, satisfying,
brightens the mood,
chunky and squishy,
loaded with sweet add-ins like marshmallows and caramel?
  • Frustrated?
  • You can bake
  • jr. Kitchen Sink Cookies
  • Smooth, Chunky, Sweet
  • Fun
These cookies are fun to make! Their dough is smooth and chunky and fun to squish in your hands. They’re perfect little frustration-relievers.
jr. 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
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (72 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 ½ cups (168 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ¾ (342 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (60 g) mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup (90 g) 14 candies Werther’s chewy caramels, chopped
Let’s put an end to this frustration with the help of baking!
Preheat the oven to 350°F, then put parchment paper on 2 cookie sheets. Set aside.
With the help of a parent, use a hand mixer to whisk the butter and both sugars together until they're light and fluffy - about 1-2 minutes.
Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until well-blended. Stir in the vanilla.
You’re doing great! You’re almost at the fun part!
Gently fold in the sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Mix in the oats, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and caramels by hand (because fun) or you can use a spatula.
It's both messy AND squishy – the best part!
Take a small handful of the dough. Gently roll and flatten each handful and place it on the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
This is meant to be fun so don’t worry about making them all the same size.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are browned at the edges.
Excellent work!
Cool the cookies on a cooling rack.
You did it and hopefully you had fun too! You might still be feeling frustrated, but you did something about it, hopefully relieving a little of the frustration as you went, and now you have cookies to show for it. Good on you!
frustrated jr. kitchen sink cookies.
frustrated jr. kitchen sink cookies.
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
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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