Potato Chip & Chocolate Cookies...

I know the combination of potato chips and cookies might sound strange, but we all have our own odd salty sweet food combinations, don't we? Growing up, my younger sister used to dip her french fries in her chocolate shake whenever we'd visit a fast food restaurant, while my mom always eats M&Ms or chocolate chips with her pretzels... this might very well be my new go-to sweet and salty combination.

These cookies are absolutely fantastic, and extremely easy to make! Plus, I basically got to play hackeysack with a bag of potato chips... I mean, those potato chips don't crush themselves!

The cookies have somewhat of a shortbread taste, with a hint of chocolate, a sprinkling of salt and the tiniest, most satisfying crunch of a potato chip. You must try them, they are simply fantastic! 

Potato Chip and Chocolate Cookies...
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

  • 2 sticks {1 cup} unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks, chopped finely {I used A ghirardelli dark chocolate bar, set a portion aside from grating over the tops of the cookies}
  • 1/2 cup crushed potato chips plus more for topping
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, combine room temperature butter with sugar and mix until fluffy.
  • Add salt and vanilla and combine well. Slowly mix in flour, then crushed potato chips, chocolate and hazelnuts until just combined. 
  • In a seperate small bowl, add about 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling the dough in.
  • Remove mixing bowl from the stand mixture. With your hands, make small dough balls and cover with granulated sugar.
  • Place the balls of dough on a greased baking sheet about 1 inch apart. This dough doesn't spread much while baking.
  • Once all your dough has been balled and rolled in sugar, flatten each ball and sprinkle with grated chocolate and crushed potato chips.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove the cookies from your baking sheet and transfer to a wire wrack to cool.



a little birdy told me said...

those look amazing! totally going to make them for my sister when she visits this weekend. two of my favorite foods in one! brilliant.

Aida said...

"Felices los amados y los amantes y los que pueden prescindir del amor."
Jorge Luís Borges
Happy Valentine's!!!


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Georgia said...

Wow, this is brilliant!



Morlee said...

Looks like the perfect kind of weird!

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