I have been on quite a health food kick lately, so these potato chip cookies were a real treat.
Anyone ever get stressed and want to pig out? When I am stressed, it is easy to consume those foods that normally are easy for me to resist. Times like these are perfect to spoil my family and myself with really delicious cookies and potato chips, ALL IN ONE. To make this recipe healthier, butter can be replaced with vegan shortening and the amount of sugar can be adjusted.
6-9 people (Makes about 18 cookies)
Preheat oven to:
375 degrees Fahrenheit
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
4 c. crushed potato chips (around 10 oz. divided)
1 c. pecans (optional, chopped and toasted)
1) Beat together butter and sugars on high speed until fluffy.
2) Add vanilla and eggs and beat in medium speed until combined.
3) Mix dry ingredients (Baking soda, salt and flour) and add to mixture on low speed.
4) Add 2 c. pecans and crushed potato chips.
5) Roll balls into remaining potato chips to coat.
6) Place cookies 2 in. apart on greased ( using cooking spray ) or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
7) Bake 18-2o minutes until golden.
This Sweet and Salty Cookie Recipe Tells a Story:
There is a touching story behind this potato chip cookie recipe. It reminds me of the priceless times spent with friends in high school, making cookies together to go caroling and hand out to neighbors. It reminds me of the times I spent doing arts and crafts with my college friends. There was a message on the bottom of the recipe with Irene’s story about my mom that warms my heart every time I read it.
These are the first cookies I ever baked from scratch with your Mom at your grandmother’s house. This recipe is an updated one from Martha Stewart. Whenever I see the recipe I think of your Mom and the many wonderful days we shared together.
This recipe was given to me by one of my mother’s closest friends from her college years. My mom and Irene made these cookies together and from what my mom remembers, they had not turned out quite right. When my mom requested that friends and family find one vegetarian recipe to be part of a vegetarian and vegan recipe box for our wedding, Irene had the perfect recipe for us.
These cookies came out much fluffier than the ones my mom remembers making. After making these, my mom had to print out a copy of my recipe so that she could have it available for when friends and family came to visit.
These potato chip cookies turned out terrific and the story made cookies even more enjoyable.
I can see using this potato chip cookie recipe again when I need to satisfy my sweet and salty taste buds.