Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let's just smush everything that we love together and put it into another thing.  It's going to be epic, I swear.  By "epic", I mean, we're about to throw down with some potato chip chocolate chip cookies.  Don't think about it.  Just know that you need these in your life.

Here's something you may or may not know about me: I'm a snacker.  Yes, I have a problem, but I'm admitting it so is it really that much of a problem?...Don't answer that.

In case you missed it, I'll say it again:  I'm a snacker.  No bag of chips is safe in my apartment.  Unless maybe it's a bag (box!) of Cheez-Its.  I can live without those orange fake cheesy grease bombs.  But seriously, my current obsession is Tostitos Hint of Lime.  I remember describing those to a former boss as "tortilla chips sprinkled with crack".  I still stand by that statement.  I didn't think that tortilla chips covered in fake crack powder would be the best choice to include in a chocolate chip cookie though, so I caved and purchased regular potato chips for this deed.  Since the recipe didn't require the entire bag of chips, I naturally ate the rest for breakfast the next morning.  This is why I don't invite chips into my apartment.  I can't stop myself!

Just so you know, next time I may live on the edge and try this with Salt & Vinegar chips!  I live my life on the edge.

Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies
slightly adapted from How Sweet Eats
makes ~2 dozen cookies

Print Recipe

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed kettle cooked potato chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • kosher salt

1) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set aside.

2) In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.

3) In a larger bowl, whisk together the melted butter and both sugars.  Whisk until smooth and the mixture is no longer lumpy.

4) Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract until just combined.

5) Slowly stir in the flour mixture until incorporated.  The dough will be loose at this stage.

6) Sprinkle in the chocolate chips and the potato chips.  Mix together until evenly distributed.

7) Scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet using rounded teaspoons.  You should be able to fit about 8 cookies on a baking tray.

(Yes, I know I only show 6 cookies in this pic!)

8) Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the cookies appear to be set and slightly browned at the edges.

9) Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool slightly before eating.