Monday, December 21, 2009

Potato Chip Cookies

When these cookies starting baking in my house growing up, we knew Christmas was almost here. They were always a special treat saved for the holidays - most likely due to the quick prep and cooking, it takes no time at all to have them ready for guests or to place in a goodie bag as a gift.

I love how each bite is a little salty and a little sweet, with the crunchy chips and the soft cookie. I don't know what recipe my family used, but I found this one from King Arthur Flour (KAF) and actually like it better since it includes oats - one of my favorites! If you're not fond oats, feel free to use two cups of flour instead. Since it's the holidays, try spicing it up with flavored potato chips or adding something a little extra to the cookie dough. I think a combination of adding orange zest and using lime potato chips would taste great!

Happy Holidays!

Potato Chip Cookies

1 stick of butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup turbinado
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg (room temperature)
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup KAF organic all-purpose flour
1 cup broken plain potato chips

Preheat the oven to 350*F. Prepare a cookie sheet by greasing it with butter or line with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the ingredients of butter through vanilla. Next, add one at a time the ingredients (in order) of egg through flour, and mix until just combined.

In a small bowl, coarsely crush the potato chips (or use crumbs from any bags in the cupboard). Roll the dough into a ball no bigger than a golf ball and press into the broken potato chips.

Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 15-18 min.

Remove to a cooling rack immediately - then enjoy!

~Yields 18 cookies.

My future-mother-in-law gave us one of her dish sets over the Thanksgiving holiday. I think they're beautiful! Thank you again!


  1. This is an evil thing you have just done to me! I never dreamed that such a thing could exist: cookies + chips, my Achilles heel. Now all bets are off. Watch for me on the news: I'll be the one they have to remove from bed with the jaws of life because I have grown so huge. In my interview I will say: "I used to be a normal girl... but that all changed once I learned about the potato chip cookie. Take them away from me!!"

  2. Not sure what these taste like but there sure look fabulously great!!! would love to have one right now to try out!

  3. These look awesome! Speaking of using potato chips in desserts, my mom always used to visit a gourmet candy shop in her neighborhood around Christmas time and bring home chocolate covered potato chips, which were OUT OF THIS WORLD! I have GOT to make these cookies and dip them in chocolate... possibly with the lime chips and orange zest you suggested, too. Why not go all out for the holidays?! ;)

  4. Ooooh - salty and sweet is my weakness!!!! And these look absolutely fab! You keep blowing me away with your innovative and delicious recipes. Keep 'em comin!

  5. Oh my goodness, what a wicked combination of sweet and salty - I love it and I know my family will too, can't wait to try them!

  6. Yummy! Sweet and Salty is the best mixture!

  7. The dishes look great, you are right they are beautiful. I tried sweet then salty, never together though. The cookies look good :)

  8. potato and cookies in one? That is so clever!

  9. Double treat for this cookie. What a wicked combination. If I eat too much sweets, I'm craving for something salty and vice versa. This one has the best of both worlds. :D

  10. oh these sound great! thanks for the wonderful idea!

  11. Wow, awesome idea for cookies. I bet I'd love these.

  12. These are wonderful a combination of two great taste. Salt and Sugar. Thank you for sharing. Joan D @bakershotline

  13. I like adding the oats so we can pretend these are healthy despite the chips. Happy Christmas, Brie! Robin

  14. Never in a million years would I have thought to add potato chips to a cookie, but it sounds absolutely delicious.
    I'm totally trying this one out as soon as I work through all my leftover Christmas cookies!

  15. No way! This is too awesome. Now you just have to work pizza in there and the ultimate snack will be born!

  16. AWESOME!! I could live without sweets but not without potato chips, so this recipe is like dying and going to heaven, so thanks for this Christmas present!

  17. These are very interesting cookies but looks delicious. They must be very crunchy from all the potato chips. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Interesting! So the potato chips stay crunchy even after you mix with wet dough? Very creative!

  19. @Tasty bwahaha! awesome story. thankfully, these aren't that bad, so i think you're safe. ;)

    @pegasus i hope you give them a try - they're delicious!

    @Chickenless chocolate makes everything better, so let me know how they turn out!

    @Tally thanks! :) i'll try and remember to bring some to our get together.

    @5 Star i hope you all enjoy them as much as we do! let me know how it turns out!

    @Noelle yes, i love that combo, too!

    @Viviane eating sweet and salty together makes both more pronounced, so it's a delicious combination. hope you enjoy trying it one day!

    @Jeroxie thanks, they're fun to make

    @Divina yes, the salty, crispy chips cut through the sweet cookie, but both are mellow enough to not be too strong. it's yummy!

    @Simply you're welcome!

    @tastyeats they've always been a big hit, so give them a try!

    @bakers you're welcome!

    @Conor thanks!

    @Vegetable Matter haha, i'm glad you like oats, too. i think it helps hold the cookie together better anyway, besides being delicious! hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    @Polka thanks, let me know how yours turn out! they're scrumptious!

    @Mae haha, if i figure out a way to add pizza, i will be sure to let you know and send some your way to taste test for me. ;) for now, 2 out of 3 isn't bad

    @Crystal haha, Merry Christmas! hope you enjoyed them! ;)

    @Mary yes, they are crunchy on the outside, but sweet and chewy on the inside. they're one of my favorites!

    @Kitchen M yes, i roll them in chips, instead of mixing the chips into the batter. i think the chip flavor is lost that way, and the cookies just turn out salty. but rolling them allows people to see what they're eating, and the sweet/salty combo is savored more. i love it!

  20. These sound really interesting! I've never had them. I'll definitely put them on my "to bake" list. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Oh my, potato chip cookies? Now that's decadence!

    I do love the sound of salty crunchy chips in cookies; I always add a little more salt to my cookie recipes that is called for.

    Happy New Year's, Brie.

  22. @Kathleen wonderful! let me know how they turn out for ya :)

    @Robin ha, thanks :) i grew up with them, but it's nice to spread the word on good food that's not well known.

    Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year!

  23. Wow! As the Chickenless Chick's mom, I was on the recieving end of these - with added chocolate. Absolutely the BEST cookie ever! A new Christmas tradition has been born at my house. Thanks! Wow! (again)

  24. Hi, CC's Mom! Thank you so much for the lovely compliment! :) I'm so glad you all were able to enjoy them. I love sharing good things with others and hope to keep sharing fabulous recipes. Happy New Year! :)

  25. These are some cookies that I must try, must taste good, like you said, a little salty and a little bit sweet.

  26. yes, you must try them! they're one of the best cookies i've ever had, which is why i limit myself to enjoying them at the holidays.

  27. Okay..if I wasn't typing this now I would believe that my brain exploded. I never even imagined such a combination..yet there it is, in all its temptatious glory.

    I was browsing through your recipe index looking for a cake to bake, and then Potato Chip Cookies caught my eye. I can't wait to try this!!

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