Potato chips and cookies are my favorite snacks! The minute I saw these, I knew I was in trouble. Potato chips in a cookie? Seriously? This could be my dream come true!! A Potato Chip Cookie?!?!? Oh, yes please!
This recipe is adapted from Emeril Lagasse’s Potato Chip Cookies. (Honestly, how have I missed Potato Chip Cookies for this long?) The cookie is a shortbread type with lots of butter and pecans. I didn’t have pecans in the pantry and you know I couldn’t wait so…I used mini chocolate chips instead of the nuts. That’s right. Chocolate and potato chips. You can thank me later.
There are two different “finishing options” for these cookies. Isn’t that fancy? The first is a potato chip/sea salt finish and the other involves dipping the cookies in chocolate. I made both. Together. Because I’m a dare-devil. Let’s be honest, there are just times in your life when you crave chocolate and salt and these cookies fit the bill!
After you’ve mixed the dough, place small scoops on your prepared baking sheet. Using the bottom of a small juice glass, dipped in sugar, lightly press down on the cookies to flatten them just a bit.
If you don’t want to dip them in chocolate (but you do, trust me) you can sprinkle them with a bit of your extra crushed potato chips before you bake them.
I didn’t sprinkle mine because I was afraid the chips would burn. Plus, chocolate.
They almost look like the beginnings of a black and white cookie!
Of course, with your extra potato chip sprinkles, I took these cookies a step further into delicious salty sweet perfection!
Cookies, dipped in chocolate and then sprinkled with potato chips and sea salt. How amazing does that look? They taste just as delicious too! I’d offer to share but their aren’t any left…. Let me know if you need help eating yours too. :-)
Here is an easy printable version of the recipe!
- For the Cookies
- 2 cup sticks unsalted butter at room temperature (1total)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar divided into 1/2and 1/4
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips the original version calls for 1/2toasted chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup finely crushed plain potato chips
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Potato Chip & Sea Salt Finish
- 1 TBLS crushed potato chips
- 1 1/2 tsp flaked sea salt
- Chocolate Dip Finish
- 4 ounces semi or bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
- 1 tsp butter