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.
- Haagen Daz chocolate chocolate chip ice cream
- Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream
- black and white (brownies, cookies and cream ice cream, and peanut butter sauce)
- hot fudge sundae
- chocolate brownies (alone or with ice cream)
- bananas foster
- nilla wafers, vanilla pudding and bananas
- things with pieces of fruit in them
- things with fruit sauce
- fruity things
- fruit covered in other dessert like things
- 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”
1 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
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
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.