Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies

A few months back a friend of mine emailed me a cookie recipe that combined crushed up potato chips with chocolate chip cookies and dared me to make them. I said I would definitely try them, because they sounded crazy, but then promptly put them on the back burner. Waaaaaay back.

So this month for Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog Adventures of A Yankee Kitchen Ninja, which is a fun blog written by Julianne. Her blog is about “stealthy and healthy cooking, eating and farming on a farmette in Vermont” and is chock full of gorgeous photography and delicious recipes! I thought I was going to have a really hard time choosing just one recipe, but while I was perusing it, I found this recipe. And we just happened to have half a package of potato chips left over from a party. So, finally, challenge accepted!

These cookies were really the easiest cookies I have ever made, and that’s saying a lot when there is an almost 2.5 year old helping! Just a few simple ingredients (I had to triple check the recipe because I was pretty sure I was leaving something out) combined to make a soft and easy to work with dough. A mere 15 minutes later they were done! I am really glad I only had enough chips to make half a batch, because we REALLY liked these! All twelve of them were gone by the end of the night! They were firm but soft, with a fantastic sweet/salty combination! They sound weird, but you will love these!

Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies (Adventures of a Yankee Kitchen Ninja)
(yields 24 cookies)

2 sticks butter, soft
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup crushed potato chips
2 cups flour
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup sugar
2 TBSP crushed potato chips
2 tsp kosher sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a small bowl, mix together the salt and crushed chips for the topping. Set aside.
In another small bowl, measure out 1/4 cup of sugar for rolling.

In a large bowl mix together the sugar and butter until soft and creamy.
Add the vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add the potato chips and flour and blend well.
Mix in the chocolate chips.

Scoop out the dough into TBSP sized clumps and roll them into balls (you should get exactly 24).
Roll the balls in the sugar and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Using the bottom of a drinking glass, gently flatten the balls onto the cookie sheet.
Sprinkle each cookie with a little bit of the chip/salt topping.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
Cool on a wire rack.

Check out all the other delicious things made by the Secret Recipe Club Members this month:

You Might Also Like


  • Reply
    October 29, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    What an interesting take on cookies! I had never heard of potato chips in them, but hey, one cannot go wrong with potato chips, right? 😉

    Hope you are having fun on this special Monday!

  • Reply
    Kitchen Ninja
    October 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    I'm so glad you liked these!

  • Reply
    October 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Yay for completing the challenge:-) I love sweet and salty goodies a little too much!! Great choice for SRC this month!!!

  • Reply
    amy @ fearless homemaker
    October 29, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    I love the combo of salty/sweet and I LOVE potato chips, so i know i'd adore these. YUM!

  • Reply
    April Tuell
    October 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    It sounds a little weird, but I bet the chips added a wonderfully salty taste to the cookies combined with the chocolate chips. I know exactly what to make now the next time I have leftover chips.

  • Reply
    Shari TheSaucyGourmet
    October 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    I love salty and sweet combos. These cookies look awesome, can't wait to try them!

  • Reply
    October 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    I thought when I first heard of these cookies they would be gross. They are everything but gross. These are so so so good. Great cookies!

  • Reply
    Megan @ Cooking Whims
    October 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    I've heard so many amazing things about putting potato chips in cookies — must try this sometime!

  • Reply
    Baking Addict
    October 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    I love easy to make recipes. The addition of potato chips is intriguing. I'll have to try it out. Great SRC pick 🙂

  • Reply
    Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies
    October 30, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    This sounds interesting….like the sound of sweet/salty combination in a cookie…great SRC pick!

  • Reply
    October 30, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    The combination sounds a bit different (especially since the first time I read it, I thought it was chocolate chip potato cookies – LOL), but I imagine that the sweet and salty play off each other really well! 🙂

  • Reply
    October 31, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Omg. Sweet and salty combos are my weakness! And I love potato chips!!!! As soon as the power gets restored downtown, I am making these!!!

  • Reply
    November 3, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    I wish I had a stack of these right now with a glass of milk. I think these are the perfect cookies to leave out for Santa, since I'm sure he's sick of sugar cookies. Awesome SRC choice, my friend 🙂

  • Leave a Reply