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Potato Chip Cookies

December 19, 2012Teresa

Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2012

Potato Chip Cookies are one of our very favorite cookies. We have made these delightful cookies almost every year for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza for the past 30+ years. People try them and ask us, “Potato chips? Seriously?” Yes, we assure them.

These amazing cookies are so, so easy to make, quick to assemble, not to mention, economical. If you didn’t know you were eating a potato chip cookie, 99 times out of a 100 you could not tell me potato chips are even in the list of ingredients. These cookies are fantastic! And, since the ingredients are different than Mimi’s Potato Chip Cookies which I posted a couple of days ago, they get there very own post, too!

Every time we make these cookies we make believers out of people! Those who turn up their noses at the name, are fully persuaded once they actually taste this delicious concoction. The best way I can describe them is probably like a sugar cookie. Most people mistake the potato chips for nuts, but this recipe has no nuts in it. And get this–only 5 ingredients! When I say FAST, I mean you can have this cookie made and on your table in about 30 minutes!

I got this recipe from Annie White when we worked together at Eckerd Photo Lab in 1979. She brought these in to the customer service office one day. After trying one, I was soon infatuated with this cookie. I quickly got the recipe and have been making them ever since.

I will admit to fooling around with this recipe a little. Mimi’s Potato Chip Cookies have a fabulous texture and needed no improvement. But this one I’ve tried to find the right balance on the butter. The original recipe calls for 4 sticks of butter.

If you use 4 sticks of butter the cookie tends to run too much on the cookie sheet and flatten out. Annie had a note that she used 3 sticks of butter. When you try it with 3 sticks of butter the cookies don’t flatten at all and stay in ball shapes. They also tend to be a little hard. I’ve settled on 3 1/2 sticks of butter as a happy medium between the two. They turn out just about perfect that way.

If you’re trying to use up an old bag of potato chips you should entertain the prospect of making a batch of these wonderful cookies. I’m not exaggerating when I say they’re terrific. I hope you enjoy this simple, yet incredibly tasty cookie. Our family sure has over the years.

When I originally posted this recipe in December 2012, my pictures were taken indoors with very poor lighting. The result was cookies that didn’t look as appetizing as they should. These new pictures (January 2015) don’t reflect the holiday decorations like the initial batch. Yet they still depict the cookies in a better light so you can see what they’re really supposed to look like.

Potato Chip Cookies will knock your socks off! Give ’em a try and your family will soon be converted too!

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When you ask friends to sample a Potato Chip Cookie and tell you what the secret ingredient is inside, no one is able to guess potato chips on the first guess!

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This simple cookie is so delicious. You will hardly believe it only has 5 ingredients.

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You can whip out a bucket of Potato Chip Cookies in no time. These tasty treats are so yummy. You will wonder why you’ve never heard of these cookies before or never tried them. 

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Place 3 1/2 sticks softened butter in mixing bowl. Cream the butter with an electric mixer.

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Add vanilla and sugar. 

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Cream together again with an electric mixer.

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You will need plain potato chips. Any brand will do but a smooth finish works a little better than potato chips with ridges or waves. I also would NOT use any flavored potato chips. I’m not that brave! 

Crush potato chips. I just do it with my hands. It takes all of about 2 minutes. Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens cookies. Add crushed potato chips.

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Stir flour and potato chips into the creamed mixture with a wooden spoon. Don’t use an electric mixer or it will toughen the cookie.

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Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray. 

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Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. I rotated cookies on racks every six minutes. My cookies took between 15 and 18 minutes.

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Potato Chip Cookies are best just after coming out of the oven.

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You can see the texture well in this photo. There are lots of delicious potato chips in every bite. But unless you know what you’re eating you won’t be able to figure out what it is! Our family, friends, and coworkers have feasted on Potato Chip Cookies often over the past 40+ years!

Here’s the recipe.

POTATO CHIP COOKIES

(Recipe adapted from Annie White, when we worked together at Eckerd Photo Lab, Clearwater, FL)

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Potato Chip Cookies are absolutely heavenly! These irresistible cookies make a believer out of everyone! No one can guess that they have potato chips in the batter, but once they taste one, they want another. We make them almost every year for the Christmas holidays. Potato chips in sugar cookies really work, as you'll see if you give this spectacular cookie a try!
Potato Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing 5-ingredient #cookies are divine! We make them every year at #Christmas time and everyone loves them. All are amazed that they have #PotatoChips in the batter! Mouthwatering & so delicious. #holiday #HolidayBaking #HolidayDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange #dessert #PotatoChipCookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Potato Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing 5-ingredient #cookies are divine! We make them every year at #Christmas time and everyone loves them. All are amazed that they have #PotatoChips in the batter! Mouthwatering & so delicious. #holiday #HolidayBaking #HolidayDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange #dessert #PotatoChipCookies
Instructions
  1. Blend butter to a peak; add sugar, and vanilla and cream again.
  2. Stir in flour and potato chips.
  3. Bake on greased or sprayed cookie sheets at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until done.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: An 8-ounce bag of potato chips yields about 3 ¾ cups crushed potato chips.

NOTE: I usually crush the potato chips in my hands.

NOTE: I recommend using plain potato chips (any brand). I do NOT recommend wavy, ruffled or flavored potato chips for this recipe.

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[b]Potato Chip Cookies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Annie White when we worked together at Eckerd Photo Lab, Clearwater, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 42
These quick and easy cookies can be made any time of the year although we make them every year for the Christmas holidays. Potato chips in sugar cookies really work, as you’ll see if you give this spectacular cookie a try!
Ingredients
  • 3 ½ sticks butter, softened
  • 3 ½ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens cookies)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
Instructions
  1. Blend butter to a peak; add sugar, and vanilla and cream again.
  2. Stir in flour and potato chips.
  3. Bake on greased or sprayed cookie sheets at 350° for 15 minutes.
  4. Can press down with fork dipped in sugar in a criss-cross fashion for a flatter cookie.
Notes
You can also flatten these cookies with your palms and omit the sugar on top.
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Potato Chip Cookies are so yummy! Who ever thought of making cookies with potato chips? They certainly are delicious. That’s all I can say!

Potato Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing 5-ingredient #cookies are divine! We make them every year at #Christmas time and everyone loves them. All are amazed that they have #PotatoChips in the batter! Mouthwatering & so delicious. #holiday #HolidayBaking #HolidayDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange #dessert #PotatoChipCookies

Potato Chip Cookies taste so wonderful, plus they’re economical. This is a great way to get rid of the last of the bag of potato chips. Try one. You won’t be disappointed.

Potato Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing 5-ingredient #cookies are divine! We make them every year at #Christmas time and everyone loves them. All are amazed that they have #PotatoChips in the batter! Mouthwatering & so delicious. #holiday #HolidayBaking #HolidayDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange #dessert #PotatoChipCookies

These cookies are amazing. Everyone who tries them loves them!

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Chocolate Potato Chip Sandwiches

Chocolate Potato Chip Sandwiches | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Mimi’s Potato Chip Cookies

Mimi's Potato Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | You'll never believe the secret ingredient in these heavenly #cookies is #potatochips! #pecans #dessert

Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies

Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely sugar #cookies are filled with #lemon zest, #coconut & #pecans. Great for #holidays or #tailgating. #dessert
Print Recipe
Potato Chip Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Potato Chip Cookies are absolutely heavenly! These irresistible cookies make a believer out of everyone! No one can guess that they have potato chips in the batter, but once they taste one, they want another. We make them almost every year for the Christmas holidays. Potato chips in sugar cookies really work, as you'll see if you give this spectacular cookie a try!
Potato Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing 5-ingredient #cookies are divine! We make them every year at #Christmas time and everyone loves them. All are amazed that they have #PotatoChips in the batter! Mouthwatering & so delicious. #holiday #HolidayBaking #HolidayDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange #dessert #PotatoChipCookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Potato Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing 5-ingredient #cookies are divine! We make them every year at #Christmas time and everyone loves them. All are amazed that they have #PotatoChips in the batter! Mouthwatering & so delicious. #holiday #HolidayBaking #HolidayDessert #ChristmasCookieExchange #dessert #PotatoChipCookies
Instructions
  1. Blend butter to a peak; add sugar, and vanilla and cream again.
  2. Stir in flour and potato chips.
  3. Bake on greased or sprayed cookie sheets at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until done.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: An 8-ounce bag of potato chips yields about 3 ¾ cups crushed potato chips.

NOTE: I usually crush the potato chips in my hands.

NOTE: I recommend using plain potato chips (any brand). I do NOT recommend wavy, ruffled or flavored potato chips for this recipe.

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  • Diane Lane

    July 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I have been looking for a potato chip cookie recipe, my grandmother use to make them when I was little, she was Norwegian. I thought it was odd but, they were so delicious!

    1. Teresa

      July 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      They really are amazing. I have three of them on my blog: this one, another one has pecans (Mimi’s Potato Chip Cookies) and then a Chocolate Potato Chip Sandwich cookie with a luscious chocolate filling in between. They are all wonderful. Hope you give them a try, Diane, you won’t be sorry!

  • sn

    September 19, 2013 at 4:54 am

    these look really good! but over here we don’t have sticks of butter, just blocks (typically 250g per block). how many grams/ounces are three sticks of butter?

    1. Teresa

      September 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      4 sticks of butter is one pound (16-ounces), 3 sticks of butter is 3/4 pound (12-ounces). Does that help? This would be equivalent to one and one-half cups.

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  • LizForADay

    December 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Did you invent the use of the potato chips in the cookies. I have never seen that before. 🙂 I would still try them.

    1. Teresa

      December 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

      No, I’m not that creative. They’ve been around for awhile. All I can say is they are wonderful in cookies.

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  • Sean Breslin

    December 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve honestly never heard of potato chip cookies…very interesting idea!

    1. Teresa

      December 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      All I can say is they’re fantastic. Give them a try sometime!

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