October 24, 2011

Chip Cookies

This is no joke!
Yes people you read that correctly. Chip not with chocolate in front of it, chip as in potato chip. Potato Chip Cookies! I've seen chocolate covered potato chips before and I've always wanted to try them. I can see the look of shock and probably disgust on my mother's face right now as she's reading this. She's not exactly into the salty/sweet kinda thing. My taste buds though have grown to love salty/sweet. Last night we even put some sea salt on the Carmel Apple Pie we picked up from a local orchard. Yes it was divine. Anyways I found this recipe for Potato Chip Cookies on someone's Pinterest board which led me to a lovely blog called The Cutting Edge of Ordinary.

I had to try this recipe for myself. I chose to make half "regular" and half with the addition of chocolate chips. I found these cookies to be a buttery delight and for once I was able to enjoy the entire batch practically by myself. I'm not so sure I should have just admitted that... My husband who I should start referring to as the Cookie Monster goes crazy for cookies. If he's around when I'm baking cookies I can plan on half the dough being gone before it even gets in the oven. This time though he liked them at first but then the smell got to him and he couldn't bare putting a cookie in his mouth that smelled so much like a potato chip. That left me to enjoy them and I did. I would love to hear if you try out this recipe and what you think of them.

Potato Chip Cookies (click here for printable recipe)

 *This recipe makes 4 dozen cookies

2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 ¼ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups coarsely crushed potato chips (I used Ruffles)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and then the flour, mixing until well blended. Stir in the potato chips and mix well. (If you want to try it with chocolate chips then you would stir them in at this point)

Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. (No need to grease it, but I used parchment, I always use parchment). Using a fork flatten each cookie a little (I didn't actually do this part and they turned out great). Bake 20 – 22 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges.  Let stand 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

2 regular and 2 chocolate chip, I actually preferred it with the chocolate


  1. This sounds very interesting and diffrent might have to try some myself...
    And you also have a nice writing skill

  2. My Mom used to make these years ago. Gosh what a wonderful memory.............thanks.
    She did put chopped pecans once in awhile. I gotta make these.

    1. I'm glad it brings back wonderful memories. The addition of pecans sounds delicious!

  3. Snickers: My mom use to make these but used Imperial Margerine. I made yours and they are better tasting and the Ruffles do make a difference in the cookie. One of my friends that I shared these with today as if these be frozen. I had some left over Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting that I made and put a dab on top of a few and the flavors that can through made my mouth water.

    1. can anyone help me on can you freeze these cookies?


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