Food, Life and Love

You Can Never Have Just One

What is it about potato chips that are such a guilty pleasure? Is it the salt? Is it the crunch? Is it the ability to down a whole bag in a sitting? Nine months out of the year I can easily avoid potato chips but during the three months of summer I become a bona-fide chip magnet. If I am at barbecue and see that heavenly bowl on the table, I am not only instantly distracted but equally hungry. And if there is a creamy dip by those golden glories….all bets are off… I might bite your hand if you get in my way.

I picked up the recent article of Martha Stewart Magazine and what to my wonderous eyes should appear but a recipe for Potato Chip Cookies. What?? That is crazy. My father-in-law has a 12-month love for potato chips so I decided to try out the recipe for father’s day. I have to admit at first I thought the recipe was a flop. It was such a fine line of savory and sweet that my taste buds were confused at what side to root for. As much as I was confused, I also couldn’t stop eating them. The addition of toasted pecans makes them extra crispy and I found myself dipping them like biscotti in my morning coffee. I have become a cookie monster and now that the cookies ran out, I am still hungry for more. What is it about those potato chips??


Potato Chip Cookies:

(recipe from Martha Stewart Magazine)

2 sticks butter, softened

3/4 c packed light brown sugar

3/4 c white sugar

1 t vanilla

2 large eggs

2 1/4 c flour

1 t baking soda

3/4 c coarse salt

4 c coarsely crushed salted potato chips (about 10 oz bag)

1 c toasted chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375. Beat together butter and sugars until fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs, and beat on medium speed until just combined. Add four, baking soda, and salt on low-speed until just combined. Add 2 cups of the potato chips and the nuts and lightly mix in. Roll dough into 2 inch balls and roll balls in the remaining potato chips to coat! Place cookies on baking sheet and bake until golden, 15-18 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheet, then devour.

2 Responses to “You Can Never Have Just One”

  1. Ric

    Buy the way, we all need to celebrate more. Father’s day is a good one for PC Cookies and the old man loved them. Hard to find a father who doesn’t like chips or Fries.

  2. Foodie60

    Potato Chip Cookies – are you kidding! This was the PERFECT Father’s Day gift! Even the name satisfies. No -can never eat just one; especially if they are salt and vinegar – next recipe.


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