Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies


No it's not a typo.  These cookies actually have potato chips in them!  You can turn your nose and say you won't like them, but once you have a bite you'll be grabbing for seconds and thirds and fourths.  I agree, it's an unusual concept, but the combination creates a truly delightful chocolate chip cookie.


When I was brainstorming what to make for my friend's birthday, I needed to make sure I wasn't going to make anything she didn't like.  So I asked her to make a list of her top ten favorite desserts and top five least favorite desserts.  Her list is below.

LOVE:

  1. Haagen Daz chocolate chocolate chip ice cream
  2. Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream
  3. black and white (brownies, cookies and cream ice cream, and peanut butter sauce)
  4. hot fudge sundae
  5. chocolate brownies (alone or with ice cream)
  6. cupcakes
  7. bananas foster
  8. nilla wafers, vanilla pudding and bananas
  9. fondue
  10. s’mores
HATE:
  1. things with pieces of fruit in them
  2. things with fruit sauce
  3. fruity things
  4. fruit covered in other dessert like things
  5. things with fruit on top

I was happy that she took this so seriously and gave me two great lists.  Okay...so I wasn't going to make anything with fruit!!  And I didn't exactly make anything from her LOVE list, but I figured the chocolate chips could sneak on by and I would make her something straight from the list next year.  :) 


The potato chip cookies were a complete surprise.  I expected them to have a real contrast of sweet and salty, but they didn't.  Because there is no added salt in the recipe, the potato chips provided the usual amount of saltiness plus a real CRUNCH.  That's the special part.  The cookies were light and crunchy and you could really feel yourself biting down on the bits of crushed chips.  They were actually really fun to eat.

Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Buns In My Oven which is adapted from Taste of Home “Best Summer Desserts” 

Ingredients

1 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cups crushed potato chips (I used Lays Classic Potato Chips)
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions
 
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs.  Combine the flour and baking soda and slowly add to the creamed sugar mixture.  Mix well.  Stir in the crushed potato chips and chocolate chips.

Drop by small spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  If you are making large cookies you may want to keep them in the oven for about 14 minutes.  Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


The recipe made about four dozen cookies, so be prepared to let your willpower go out the door!


The cookies went great with a nice cold glass of milk.

10 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE! Thanks for making this list public Jess haha

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  2. These look great! I love the idea of the salty chips with the chocolate. I found you via Foodgawker.

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  3. Curious about what kind of chips you used - - traditional chips, baked not fried, kettle?????
    There are sooooo many!!!

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  4. I used Lays Classic Potato Chips. Experimenting with other flavors would definitely be interesting!

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  5. Can't imagine what chips and cookies will taste like mixed into 1. I must try this though!

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  6. Sierra-Cookie lover:)December 25, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Making this recipe now! Batter tastes really good! Shall wait for the actual cookies LOL! Thanks a lot! :)

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  7. Such a creative recipe! If you love baking and being creative with desserts than you would make a great Chocolatier. Check out our website to learn more here: http://www.dove-chocolate-discoveries.com/sites/lovingthesweetlife2/public/our-opportunity/chocolatier-benefits
    I can't wait to make the recipe and if all goes well share it at my tasting parties :o)

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  8. Found you through foodgawker and loved this recipe - the cookies are utterly delicious :-) Just a couple of things, would love your feedback on them - I used Lays classic chips too but somehow didn't get any pronounced taste in the cookie, they kind of disappeared.....also the cookies were too greasy, wondering if the butter should be reduced or I did something wrong? this is my first time ever for chocolate chip cookies, and they rocked!!!! Thank you :-)

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  9. Neeta- I'm glad you enjoyed the cookies. I have thought about experimenting with other chips to see if the flavor comes out more pronounced, but haven't yet had a chance. I don't believe my cookies came out more greasy than normal, so I'm not too sure what happened to yours. I think you could probably cut down a bit of the butter and still come out okay.

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