Potato-Chip Cookie

Add potato chips. 

If you take your traditional Pecan Sandie and add potato chips, you get a delicious crunch with a buttery cookie, not to mention a light and flaky texture.

This Potato-Chip Cookie is a fun twist on a classic cookie, plus you get the bonus of snacking on chips while you work.

Because this a Potato Chip Cookie, I am entering it into January’s Potato Ho-Down, a monthly blogging event.  The Ho Down is crossing hemisphere’s to be hosted by Christie of Fig & Cherry in Australia on January 21st.

So if you are making potatoes of any kind between now and then, enter them into the Ho Down and send your entry over to Christie.

If you would like to host this event, please contact me by email.

Now let’s make these together…


Here is what you will need: Potato Chips, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract and pecans.


Beat 1 cup unsalted butter and  1/2 cup granulated sugar on medium speed until creamy and well blended; about 5 minutes.  Scrape the bowl as needed.  Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and beat again until well blended. 

Add a scant two cups flour (1/2 pound or 8 ounces), 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (2 ounces) and 1/2 cup finely crushed potato chips.  Mix on low speed until just blended.

Shape heaping teaspoons of dough into 1-inch balls, arranging them 2 inches apart on baking sheets covered in parchment.


Put some sugar in a shallow bowl.  Lightly grease the bottom of a glass or measuring cup with soft butter.  Dip the glass into the sugar and press the glass down on a dough ball until it’s about 1/4-inch thick.  Repeat dipping and pressing with the remaining balls.

Position oven racks in the middle and top of the oven and heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Bake until the cookies look dry on top and the edges are light golden, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating and swapping the positions of the sheets for even baking.

Let the cookies cool on the sheets on racks for 5 minutes before transferring them to racks to cool completely.

Perfect with coffee, tea or milk.

Nice gifts too.

Potato-Chip Cookies
Adapted from Fine Cooking

Yields about 30 cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature; more for shaping
1/2 cup granulated sugar; more for shaping
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 lb. (a scant 2 cups or 8 ounces) all-purpose flour
2 oz. (1/2 cup) finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup finely crushed potato chips

Beat 1 cup unsalted butter and  1/2 cup granulated sugar on medium speed until creamy and well blended; about 5 minutes.  Scrape the bowl as needed.  Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and beat again until well blended. 

Add a scant two cups flour (1/2 pound or 8 ounces), 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (2 ounces) and 1/2 cup finely crushed potato chips.  Mix on low speed until just blended.

Shape heaping teaspoons of dough into 1-inch balls, arranging them 2 inches apart on baking sheets covered in parchment.

Put some sugar in a shallow bowl.  Lightly grease the bottom of a glass or measuring cup with soft butter.  Dip the glass into the sugar and press the glass down on a dough ball until it’s about 1/4-inch thick.  Repeat dipping and pressing with the remaining balls.

Position oven racks in the middle and top of the oven and heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Bake until the cookies look dry on top and the edges are light golden, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating and swapping the positions of the sheets for even baking.

Let the cookies cool on the sheets on racks for 5 minutes before transferring them to racks to cool completely.

*Do not freeze or refrigerate the unbaked dough or the potato chips will become soggy.

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47 Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention Cathy! Can entries please be 500 pixels wide? Any height is fine.

    Thanks a million! Christie x

    ps. Sorry for posting this twice, did it on the wrong entry!

  2. Genius. Seriously, you are my hero.

  3. Barbie with a T 4

    A strange combination, but I can just imagine the taste sensation once it all gets blended together. Reminds me of a high school craze when I was going to school. A crumbled “butterfinger” candy bar into a bag of potato chips. A remarkable tasting sensation! I bet those potato chip pecan sandies are a remarkable tasting sensation also. My mother would probably serve a sweet homemade blackberry wine with them!

  4. Potato chips make everything better. These sandies look delicious.

  5. I love pecan sandies/wedding cookies, etc. Potato chips sound like such a yummy addition!

  6. megan 7

    I love the addition of potato chips. A little bit sweet, a little bit salty. Perfect. They look scrumptious!

  7. I love your creativity in the potato recipe. This is awesome, missy.

  8. I would never have thought of this… but they sound great!

  9. I LOVE potato chip cookies! And I have made them before though I don’t think they had nuts–plus I lost the recipe a long time ago. I will definitely try these!

  10. Anything with potato chips in it has to be good. :)

  11. ELRA 12

    Cathy,
    This is very unusual recipe, absolutely new to me. Sounds really good, and I’m tempted again.
    Have a wonderful holiday season.
    Cheers,
    Elra

  12. Lisa 13

    Well that does sound fun. These little variations do make the world go round. I have to say that the snacking-on-chips-while-I-bake thing could be a real plus!

  13. krysta 14

    potatoes and cookies are a match made in heaven!

  14. Mary 16

    I love sweet and salty combos. These look absolutely gorgeous. I’ll bet they taste as good as they look.

  15. Kiki 17

    A ho down entry already? You are an overachieving ho extraordinaire!

    And the cookies look way too good for words!

  16. Bob 18

    I never would have thought to put potato chips in a cookie. I’m intrigued.

  17. A cookie and a potato chip in one — well, that gets rid of my indecision, sweet or savoury. Both! Brilliant.

  18. Linda 20

    You have made my day once again! I’m baking this afternoon … I needed one more cookie to add to the repertoire. PERFECT!

  19. Lisa 21

    I love the sweet and salty combo.

  20. Ok … that looks like the perfect cookie to me because I LOVE the salty sweet combo. YUM!

  21. Liz C. 23

    OMG! I could seriously overdose on these cookies. I might try making these for New Year’s. What better time to overdo things.

    Excellent entry Cathy!

  22. imom 24

    hmmmm, I plan to make rangers today, but don’t have rice krispies. I was thinking of trying corn flakes which I have on hand and am pretty sure will work. I wish I had some potato chips I would try those instead! Those sandies look delicious!

  23. Laura 25

    I want someone to make me some of those. :)

  24. We might try these the next time we have to bring something for the fellowship time after church.

  25. Does the saltiness of the chips come through, because that would be super-awesome. I’m so in love with sweet-salty things.

  26. Kayola 28

    OH MY STARS!!!! Pecan Sandies are one of my all time favorite cookies….YUMMMM!!! I am definately nuts about nuts…anything with nuts! You always have the best recipes…thank you!

  27. Bunny 29

    This really looks good Cathy, who would think there were potato chips in them!

  28. nina 30

    This is such a clever idea, Cathy! I will try this for sure. I think I will also add this to my cheddar biscuits, thx!

  29. Amber 31

    Sometimes I still smash potato chips into my sandwich just like a kid. How can anything be bad with potato chips added? And who eats all this stuff you make?

  30. Pam 32

    You are killing me! I was born in Idaho and potato chips are my favorite. You know I’ll be making these beauties!

  31. grace 33

    what?!?! good grief, sometimes i’m completely convinced that i live in a cave. tater chips in cookies? what a tremendous idea. it seems like i always have some (semi-stale) chips on hand. :)

  32. I have this cookie on my to do list for ages!!! I really have to bake them soon, they look like something I’ll love!

  33. dawn 35

    No kidding? Potato chips, yes, what a perfect accompanyment (sp?).
    Classic taste here indeed.

  34. tipper 38

    Potatoe chips and cookie-WOW!

  35. Leilah 39

    Wow, I just made these to give as christmas gifts and Oh My God – they are so yummy, I want to keep them for myself.

  36. gaga 40

    Potato chips in a cookie? Can it get any better? Yum!

  37. Yummy Cookies! You know what this new year I baked chocolate chips cookies. My niece loves it so much.

  38. Potato chip cookies. This is the ideal cookie.

  39. Delicious cookies and a nice gift too :)

  40. Looks deliciuos, I never thought to put potato chips in a cookie.

  41. They look amazing! I’m sure they taste even better :)

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