Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie edition – 2012
This is an absolutely delightful recipe! It is different than my regular potato chip cookie recipe (which I’ll post later) in that this cookie has both potato chips and pecans. It is so delicious! When I served this at the Fine Arts and Music Gala our church was presenting the other night, people kept coming up to me and asking me, “Potato chips in cookies, seriously????” But once they tasted the three kinds of potato chip cookies I offered I made believers out of all of them! These are fabulous cookies.
I’ve been making some version of Potato Chip Cookies since 1979 when I received my first recipe for these cookies from a coworker. Since then, we have made Potato Chip Cookies almost every year for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza. Everyone loves them even if they have a kooky name or kooky ingredients! These cookies are different from my original version so because the texture and ratio of ingredients is different I’m treating it as a separate cookie. You will love these heavenly cookies once you taste them. Additionally, they are so easy to throw together. You can have these cookies made up and ready to eat in no time.
I received this recipe from Mimi Pownall, back in 1984 when I typed all of her recipes into our first personal home computer! Most of you young readers will not even understand what a daisy-wheel printer is but that’s what we printed everything on back in those ancient days! This was when word processing first became available on a massive and affordable scale. I had compiled all my recipes onto floppy disks and printed out my own treasured recipes and she wanted me to go through her shoe box of recipes and do the same thing with her recipes. This was one of those jewels I collected from her. I printed out two of Mimi’s cookbooks. One for me and one for her. I can’t tell you how many of her recipes I have used over the years–and she’s used an equal number of mine. We both love cooking so much. I have no idea where Mimi got this recipe but it has been around for a long time in some version or another.
So, if you’re looking for something different, or just want to use up the last of a bag of potato chips here’s a fantastic recipe to try out on your friends. Don’t tell them what the secret ingredient is in these cookies until after they taste a bite. Then they’ll devour every bite!
We love potato chip cookies and these with pecans are exceptionally good.
Here’s a heap of these fabulous tasting goodies.
Pack up Christmas boxes or tins of these cookies for friends and neighbors. They will love sinking their teeth into these wonderful cookies.
These are great to take to holiday parties, too.
The nice thing about these cookies is you can make them all year round. So if you’re trying to get rid of an old bag of plain potato chips you might try out this recipe!
Here’s what I did.
You will need a bag of simple plain potato chips. Wavy are okay, but plain ones work better. I use whatever cheap brand I find in the store but I would not recommend any of the specially seasoned chips for this recipe.
Crush up potato chips. I just do it in my hands.
Here I’ve crushed up the potato chips. Set aside.
Meanwhile, soften butter. I doubled the recipe so the ingredients are twice as much as a single batch.
Cream butter with a mixer.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer until well mixed.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens cookies.
Add crushed potato chips.
Add finely diced pecans. I used pecan chips.
Stir all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. This cookie mixture had a really nice texture to it. It was easy to work with.
Roll the cookie mixture into balls and place on well-sprayed cookie sheets.
Press down cookies with a fork dipped in sugar and make a criss-cross pattern on each cookie. Sprinkle a little more sugar on the top of each cookie if you like. You can also use a glass dipped in sugar if you prefer.
Bake the cookies at 350 for about 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
Here’s a close up so you can see what the cookies are supposed to look like.
Here’s a look at lots of these delicious jewels!
These pack nicely for shipping. You can also freeze them for later if you desire.
Here’s a plate of these delicious cookies for Santa.
Your friends and family will rave over these amazing cookies.
These cookies are so quick and easy to put together you can have them baked in no time.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture.
Here’s the recipe.
MIMI’S POTATO CHIP COOKIES
(Recipe from Mimi Pownall, when we attended First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
½ cup crushed potato chips
½ cup finely chopped pecans
Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add flour, potato chips, and pecans and stir together with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Form into small balls. Place on greased cookie sheets (or spray with cooking spray). Press cookies flat with glass dipped in sugar or with fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° about 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen. Can sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.
You can sprinkle these cookies with colored sugar if you want them to be more festive for the holiday season or other holidays.
Take these along to your relatives for the holidays and you will be cleaned out in no time.
Everyone marvels that these cookies have potato chips in them. But they are definitely spectacular!
Yum, yum. Let’s have one now!
Here are a couple for you! Enjoy.
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