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Potato chip cookies

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

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • one cup butter softened
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • one teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  cup crushed classic Lay's potato chips
  • Powdered sugar for top


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Recipe Notes

Leslie notes that these are better even the second or third and I found out she is not a liar - they were awesome on day two and day three 🙂

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  1. Shoutout to Leslie for the recipe! I also have not tried chip cookies and based on your description I will have to try them!

  2. 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.

  3. Oh yum, I need to try these for sure. I’m intrigued! I don’t think I’ve ever tried a cookie like this.

  4. I bet the salt from the potato chips adds great flavor to these cookies. I need to make this for the holidays.

  5. This is a very different and unique cookie. It got me thinking of trying it with tortilla chips or even plantain chips as well.

  6. Salty sweet. Hello hello … I think you’re onto something. And they look like such innocent shortbread cookies!

  7. Wow! I bet that was so delicious! I m gonna make my own. I love this so much

  8. Looking at them makes me hungry… Drooling here

  9. I had no idea you could make potato chips cookies😯. These are two of my most favorite things combined.

  10. Blair villanueva

    This is perfect treats for this holiday. Instead of giving candies, these potato chip cookies are the healthy alternatives.

  11. 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

  12. 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!

  13. No way!! These are GENIUS! I am totally going to be making these with my kids this weekend!

  14. Salty, sweet, buttery goodness?! I am droolin! These are going on my must-bake list!

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Wow..these potato chip cookie looks so yummy! I will try this next weekend for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

Let me know whatcha think!