5 from 2 reviews

4-in-1 Sheet Pan Cookies (1 Dough, 4 Flavors!)

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After my Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies went viral I immediately knew I had to make these 4-in-1 Sheet Pan Cookie Bars!

I mean, what’s not to love about an entire sheet pan of cookies that have tender and moist interiors with edges that are golden brown and slightly crisp?!

And to make it even better, this variation of my sheet pan cookies gives you 4 flavor options to choose from!

This is a versatile cookie dough base so you can split it up and create really any flavor you want! The options are really endless! For my recipe I am showing these 4 options:

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookies (classic!)
  2. Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Funfetti/Birthday Cake
  4. Snickerdoodle with white chocolate chips

These 4 variations are always a hit, but check out my list below for more ideas. I can’t wait to see and hear what other variations you like and come up with! 😌

a stack of 4 different flavor cookie bars on a plate.

Variations

  • Peanut Butter: add 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter (I like to microwave it first just for a few seconds so it gets nice and melty and incorporates into the dough easily).
  • Oatmeal Raisin: stir in 2 Tbsp. oats and 2 Tbsp. raisins
  • White Chocolate Macadamia: stir in 1/3 cup white chocolate chips and 1/4 cup chopped macadamia
  • Salted caramel: stir in ~1/3 cup chopped caramel pieces and top with flaky sea salt.
  • S’mores: stir in some mini marshmallows, crushed graham crackers and chocolate chips
  • Cookie butter: add 2 Tbsp. creamy Biscoff cookie butter (I like to microwave it first just for a few seconds so it gets nice and melty and incorporates into the dough easily) and garnish with a drizzle of cookie butter and crushed Biscoff cookie crumbs
  • Cookie ‘n’ Creme: stir in some chopped Oreos and cookies n creme bars/white chocolate.
  • Lemon: add in a touch of lemon extract and lemon zest. White chocolate would be good too!
  • M&Ms: make it seasonal and add any kind of M&Ms you’d like!
4 different cookie doughs in white bowls.
chocolate chip cookie dough in a grey bowl.

Why this recipe works

  • First off…no chill time required! 🥳
  • With this recipe, there is a cookie for everyone! Now you can make 4 different cookies at one time, all on one sheet pan, and please every body! It’s truly a win/win situation.
  • This recipe is so convenient! Instead of scooping and portioning out individual cookies and baking them in batches, you can spread the dough in each quadrant in one even layer on a sheet pan. This saves time and effort, making it easier to whip up a large batch of cookies in one go.
  • My Sheet pan cookies have an ultra chewy texture, thanks to their uniform thickness and the way they bake on the sheet pan. The edges become slightly crisp while the center remains soft and chewy, creating a perfect balance of textures in every bite.
  • They are easy to serve, transport, and share with friends, family, or guests. Whether you prefer squares, rectangles, or irregular pieces, sheet pan cookies are simple to portion out and enjoy.

What size sheet pan do I need?

  • This recipe uses a standard half sheet pan, 18×13.
  • I have not tested this recipe using another other sized pans.
ingredients in small glass bowls needed to make cookies.

Ingredients

For the ingredient measurements and entire recipe, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the blog post where the recipe card is located.

  • Mix-ins for each variety: Plan out what flavors you want to make, and gather the ingredients for each flavor! Sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, candies, etc.
  • Butter: Using unsalted butter allows you to control the amount of salt in the recipe. For this recipe, you’ll need melted butter. Yay for not waiting around for butter to soften!
  • Sugars: A combination of granulated sugar and brown sugar adds sweetness and moisture to the cookies. Brown sugar also contributes to the chewy texture, which is why I chose to use more brown sugar than white in this recipe.
  • Flour: I used all purpose flour for this particular recipe. I have not experimented yet with other types of flours. Be mindful not to over mix the dough once the flour is added to avoid developing too much gluten, which can result in a tougher cookie.
  • Cornstarch: I found adding a bit of cornstarch into this recipe helps create an even more soft and chewy sheet pan cookie!
  • Eggs: Eggs act as a binder and provide structure to the cookie dough. I like to add the additional egg yolk for added richness and moisture.
  • Milk: just a touch of milk in the cookie dough batter helps keep these cookies moist and hydrates the starches in the flour.
  • Vanilla: Vanilla extract will enhance the flavor of the cookies. Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor, and adjust the amount according to your taste preference. I love adding an entire 1 1/2 Tbsp. in this recipe!
  • Baking Soda and Baking Powder: for optional leavening, make sure your soda and powder are not expired.
cookie dough on a gold cookie sheet.
an up close image of sheet pan cookies.

Step by Step Directions

For the full recipe instructions, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post to the recipe card.

  1. Whisk melted butter and sugars together.
  2. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  3. Fold in dry ingredients.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
  5. Add in your mix-ins of choice, spread onto sheet pan & bake.

Expert Tips

  • Even if you have a nonstick sheet pan, I still recommend spraying with some nonstick spray. This makes it easy to clean up and really ensures the cookies won’t stick!
  • Underbake them a bit! Since these cookies cool directly on the sheet pan and we aren’t moving any cookies over to a cooling rack like a normal batch of cookies, I recommend to under bake them just a tad so as they cool, they won’t become dry.
  • Keep a close eye on them while they’re in the oven. Baking times can vary depending on your oven, start checking for doneness a couple minutes before the recommended time.
cookies on a sheet pan.

Storage

  • Store at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 5 days, if they last that long!
  • Freeze in a freezer safe bag or air tight container for up for 3 months.

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5 from 2 reviews

4-in-1 Sheet Pan Cookies

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 19 minutes
Total: 34 minutes
Servings: 24 squares
These 4-in-1 Sheet Pan Cookies makes 4 flavors of ultra soft and chewy cookies that require no scooping, no mixers, and uses only one sheet pan! This recipe is great for a crowd, especially for those who have a favorite cookie flavor! Now you can please everyone (finally!) 😉 It is a convenient and delicious way to make a large quantity of cookies that will make every one happy. Each flavor has a tender and moist interior and the edges are golden brown and slightly crisp. Change up the flavors based on your preferences; the possibilities are endless!

Ingredients

Cookie Dough Base

  • 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed (dark or light, I tested with both)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Chocolate Chip

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice, plus more to garnish after baking

Funfetti/Birthday Cake

  • 1/4 tsp. cake batter extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp. rainbow jimmies sprinkles

Snickerdoodle

  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips, plus more to garnish after baking
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of cream of tartar
  • a little mixture of cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on top prior to baking and after.

Double Chocolate Chip

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chips, plus more to garnish after baking
  • 2 Tbsp. Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. espresso powder

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Instructions 

  • *Note: the recipe notes have more cookie flavors. Mix & match any 4 flavors you want!
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a standard half sheet pan with nonstick spray (13×18) and set aside.
  • Add the melted butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl.
    1 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled, 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed (dark or light, I tested with both), 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Whisk together until smooth. Be sure to break up any clumps of brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs, milk and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
    2 large eggs, room temperature, 1 large egg yolk, room temperature, 2 Tbsp. whole milk, 1 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • Add the dry ingredients.
    3 cups all purpose flour, spooned and leveled, 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, 1 tsp. cornstarch, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Fold until mostly combined. Do not over mix the cookie dough in this step.
  • Divide the base cookie dough batter into 4 equal sections and place in 4 medium sized bowls. You can use a food scale to weigh each portion of so they are more accurate if you'd like, each quadrant will be ~10-11 oz. each.
  • Add additional mix-ins to each bowl and mix just until combined.
  • Place each cookie portion onto a quadrant of your sheet pan.
  • Using a rubber spatula, flatten each section down evenly. Do the best you can, it doesn't have to be perfect. The cookie dough should fill the entire sheet pan and they cookie doughs will be touching.
  • Sprinkle a little bit of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on the snickerdoodle section, and add additional sprinkles on the birthday cake section. (You'll add chocolate chunks or chips on AFTER the other flavor cookies bake).
  • Bake for ~18-20 minutes, do not over bake. Slightly underbake because there will be carry over cooking as it cools on sheet pan. It will look puffy at first, but settles as it cools. You can gently tap it on the counter if it’s really fluffy so it settles, if needed. Add more chocolate chips or chunks on if desired.
  • Cool completely, then cut into squares. Serve and ENJOY! Store at room temperature in an air tight container for up to 5 days, if they last that long!

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Notes

  • Peanut Butter: add 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter (I like to microwave it first just for a few seconds so it gets nice and melty and incorporates into the dough easily).
  • Oatmeal Raisin: stir in 2 Tbsp. oats and 2 Tbsp. raisins
  • White Chocolate Macadamia: stir in 1/3 cup white chocolate chips and 1/4 cup chopped macadamia
  • Salted caramel: stir in ~1/3 cup chopped caramel pieces and top with flaky sea salt.
  • S’mores: stir in some mini marshmallows, crushed graham crackers and chocolate chips
  • Cookie butter: add 2 Tbsp. creamy Biscoff cookie butter (I like to microwave it first just for a few seconds so it gets nice and melty and incorporates into the dough easily) and garnish with a drizzle of cookie butter and crushed Biscoff cookie crumbs
  • Cookie ‘n’ Creme: stir in some chopped Oreos and cookies n creme bars/white chocolate.
  • Lemon: add in a touch of lemon extract and lemon zest. White chocolate would be good too!
  • M&Ms: make it seasonal and add any kind of M&Ms you’d like!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 272kcal (14%), Carbohydrates: 27g (9%), Protein: 3g (6%), Fat: 13g (20%), Saturated Fat: 8g (50%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 49mg (16%), Sodium: 284mg (12%), Potassium: 96mg (3%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 23g (26%), Vitamin A: 332IU (7%), Vitamin C: 0.002mg, Calcium: 39mg (4%), Iron: 1mg (6%)

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll’s Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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Kristin Davis

We made these! So yummy and loved the soft chewy texture.

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