So it is the fourth day of holiday baking here and I have these potato chip cookies. I also have a recommendation of elastic pants this time of year. I just can't anymore with the buttons.
I went 39 years of life without potato chip cookies. And after I ate one, gifted to me in a cookie box from a fifth grader I coach in volleyball, I cursed out basically all my relatives for not having these as a cookie when I was growing up. Then I ate the entire box of cookies the kid gave me, and I ate the entire box she gave my assistant coach. They are that good, and absolutely addictive, you cannot just have one. I immediately ran to pinterest to find this cookie and I guess lots of people have been eating these longer than me.
All the recipes are basically the same, some call for adding a few nuts, but I went with the recipe without nuts. Pretty much a simple butter cookie (loads of butter) and crushed potato chips added. Then you drown them in powdered sugar when they are still warm - and if you don't try one right then and there...there is something wrong with you. Period.
I did zero adapting of this, the recipe came from Leslie Stevens who writes Butter and salt blog. I really don't think it needs anything else - not even chocolate, not even a nut. Simple and perfect.
Potato chip cookies
- one cup butter softened
- ½ cup sugar
- one teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup crushed classic Lay's potato chips
- Powdered sugar for top
- Heat your oven to 350° F. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until light and fluffy, this takes a long time, but it is 100% worth it. Then add sugar and beat well. Add vanilla, then gradually add in the flour. Add the crushed potato chips last and mix until just combined.
- Drop by a teaspoon of cookie dough onto cookie sheet a few inches apart. Bake about 12-15 minutes, until slightly brown. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar while still warm.
Shoutout to Leslie for the recipe! I also have not tried chip cookies and based on your description I will have to try them!
Aditya Tiwari says
All right. This is what I was looking for. I am giving a small part with 4-5 friends and this is exactly what I needed. Thank you for the recipe. How can I ever be thankful to you.
Amber Myers says
Oh yum, I need to try these for sure. I'm intrigued! I don't think I've ever tried a cookie like this.
Tara Pittman says
I bet the salt from the potato chips adds great flavor to these cookies. I need to make this for the holidays.
Alvern @ Success Unscrambled says
This is a very different and unique cookie. It got me thinking of trying it with tortilla chips or even plantain chips as well.
viv for today says
Salty sweet. Hello hello ... I think you're onto something. And they look like such innocent shortbread cookies!
Gladys Nava says
Wow! I bet that was so delicious! I m gonna make my own. I love this so much
Looking at them makes me hungry... Drooling here
I had no idea you could make potato chips cookies😯. These are two of my most favorite things combined.
Blair villanueva says
This is perfect treats for this holiday. Instead of giving candies, these potato chip cookies are the healthy alternatives.
Now this looks something different for me I never ate nor tried. This looks easy and doable hope it taste well too. THanks for the recipe
These look so good! I have never made anything like this before but I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
No way!! These are GENIUS! I am totally going to be making these with my kids this weekend!
Salty, sweet, buttery goodness?! I am droolin! These are going on my must-bake list!
Traci Frett says
Interesting! I've never seen a cookie recipe with chips in it! I wonder if I can make them with gluten-free chips lol definitely want to try!
David Elliott says
That sounds interesting. I bet the chips bring a bit of the salt with them. I would love to try them out. They certainly look delicious.
Anosa Malanga says
Ohh, perfect timing! My friend will be coming over and we will try to make this as well. Let's see how will it turn out.
Bindu Thomas says
Wow..these potato chip cookie looks so yummy! I will try this next weekend for sure. Thanks for sharing.
Dalene Ekirapa says
Oh yummy! I love potato chip cookies for how crunchy they can be and even for their taste, if filled with milk especially. Good enough, it is so easy to prepare them.
These are so unique and will definitely get some attention at a cookie exchange! I'm adding them to our holiday baking lineup while my daughters are home from school.