1/21/09

potato chip & cc cookies


My love for salty, crispy food things combined with chocolate is endless. I love making my potato chips dipped in chocolate, and my new found love of dipping Cheez Its in chocolate was a thrill when I found I could further kick it up a notch by using it in my Poor Man's Toffee. I had yet to make a good chocolate chip cookie with potato chips in them. It was hard as I wanted to find the perfect balance of potato chip and cc's. I would make normal cc cookies and add chopped up potato chips to it, but never tasted the potato chips in the end. To make a long story short and to sum up my many experiments in finding the right balance I finally came up with the fact that you have to use small chocolate chips because the bigger ones (or normal sized ones) were too overpowering and I could never taste the potato chips. I also found that using salt & vinegar potato chips that are hearty and have a bold potato flavor like Kettle Brand worked perfectly. These potato chips have enough salt on them to stand out with the sweet contrast of the chocolate chip, and the intense flavor of the salt & vinegar doesn't break down/get lost as much during the mixing and cooking sections. You really don't taste the vinegar in the chips, just the salt. I think the vinegar dissipates during baking. Also, never grind the potato chips too fine, leave them a bit hearty-like so you have that crunch in each and every cookie. These were so good, I mean really good. If you like salty & sweet then you need to put this on your 'to bake' list. Next time I make these I am trying other flavors of the Kettle Chips; those spicy thai, the chipotle (oh yeah!) and the salt & pepper. Endless possibilities, I love that.




potato chip & chocolate chip cookies
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1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup crushed (not too fine) salt & vinegar potato chips (used Kettle Brand)
1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; mix well.
In a mixer combine butter and sugar at medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla.
Gradually add in the flour mixture and combine well.
Stir in potato chips and chocolate chips by hand.
Place in fridge to chill for at least an hour or more.
Once dough is nice and chilled use a mini scooper or your hands to form about 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart. (they do spread when baking)
Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on baking sheet.

Makes 2 dozen.

Note: you can add crushed salted pretzels to this as well in addition or in place of the potato chips. You don’t have to use salt & vinegar chips. Just make sure to always use a hearty/sturdy type of potato chip.

41 comments:

  1. You are too much with these decadent treats - love it!! :-D

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  2. How clever - I've never seen a recipe like that before!

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  3. I'm a sweet & salty fanatic! These sound like intriguing cookies. I'd love to make 'em as long as I don't end up eating all the leftover potato chips!

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  4. Bless you for those experiments. My mouth waters in thinking about salty and chocolatey things too! I love those kind of things and want to try potato chips in cookies for a long time. i'm so sure I'll love them!

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  5. wow, i'm definitely more a chip person than a sweets person. i like the combo!

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  6. I bet those are the bomb! I'm trying them out next time I make cookies.

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  7. Wow, you've just combined two of life's most wonderful treats! I cannot wait to try these (maybe with a salt & pepper kettle chip). Your cookies look absolutely scrumptious! Love your blog.

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  8. Oh YUM Dawn!! I'm going to definitely try these. Have you tried the cc cookies with pretzels? :)

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  9. this is very INTERESTING!!! how was it??? I'm soooooo intrigued... :)

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  10. WHAT?! I love it. This is insane, but it probably tastes awesome. I love Kettle chips, I think I could live on the yogurt and green onion flavor.

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  11. I think the salt/sweet/crunch aspect to the whole thing would be amazing. I like the other idea of adding in pretzels as I love those chocolate covered pretzels you can get at some chocolate shops. I am hopelessly addicted to kettle chips right now so I need to grab a bag of the vinegar ones and give those a try.

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  12. You never fail to amaze me with flavor combinations.

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  13. You are BRILLIANT! You combined my two favorite things...and I love that you used salt and vinegar chips. I can't wait to make these.

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  14. I would love the combination of salty & sweet. Plus the crunchiness, that must be heaven.

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  15. You sure do love your sweet and salty treats Dawn, kettle chips are really nice. Your cookies look so good and I love the colour of them.

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  16. I have been wanting to make these. They sound so yummy! I love sweet and salty together! Thanks for all the tips!!

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  17. i made these a few months ago and they were SO good! i love that you used salt and vinegar. what a great idea!

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  18. goodbye chocolate pretzels, hello potato chip cookies! these look and sound completely satisfying, and the possibilities are endless!

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  19. i've done cookies with cereal, but not chips! and salt and vinegar chips, wowsa :)

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  20. I adore you to death, but I think I may need to stop visiting. Damn your new camera. I can almost taste those through the screen. (But that's not good enough!!)

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  21. ooo.. this seems like an interesting combination! There's nothing better than salty and sweet!!

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  22. Salty sweet salty sweet. Love It!! I would have never thought to use the salt and vin chips but now that I think about it- YummmmmmY! I bet the spicy ones would be good too.

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  23. Potato chips in cookies??? You are a genius. I love salty and sweet, but honestly, it would have NEVER occurred to me to combine these flavors in a cookie.

    As usual, your photos are gorgeous.

    It's still sunny!!!

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  24. You did it again! Another creative recipe! I love it! I want to try it with pretzels, they are my favorite salty snack!

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  25. I keep seeing cookie recipes w/ potato chips in them and I soooo want to try them. Looks great. Nice pics too :)

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  26. Adding potato chips to cc cookies sounds interesting. I will have to try.

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  27. My best friend is a great home baker, who also happens to be dyslexic. She baked me a batch of chocolate chip cookies to cheer me up once. They were amazing! I loved, loved, loved the sweet, salty flavor. Well, she called me the next day, mortified, because she'd read the recipe as 1 tbsp. of salt, instead of 1 tsp. I assured her that I actually liked them better that way, and to this day, she still bakes me my own "mistaken" salty batch.

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  28. These look so good Dawn. I like the thin and crispy cookies.

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  29. oh these look insanely good!

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  30. You are such a cookie! :) I can't keep up with you and your creations.

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  31. I can not wait to try these ! Thank you for posting. They sound so good.

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  32. These sound sinfully delicious. I am so sure all my 4 children and 4 stepchildren .. all under 12.. would LOVE them. I am bookmarking this one! Photos are to die for. Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!

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  33. Ok - I am definately making these cookies. There is just not enough time in the day to make everything I want.

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  34. Dawn...

    I'm so lame. When my computer crashed I lost everything including the email you sent me with this for the ho down...could you resend it to me? I know, I'm a complete pain.

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  35. What an interesting idea! I'll have to try it sometime.

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  36. You put together my two favorite snack foods. Too good to be true.

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  37. My cousin ever gave me this cookies and it's so yumm, thx for posting the recipe ! :)

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  38. so freaking delicious! i was looking for a recipe for potato chip/chocolate chip cookies and came upon this one. the first time i tried it, as according to the recipe, i used salt and vinegar kettle chips, and it was magic. this time i used root vegetable chips (cassava, sweet potato, and some spicy plantain), cranberries, chocolate chips, and cinnamon. still total magic. thanks so much for the deliciousness!!

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  39. I just used this recipe yesterday.I made four dozen and everyone at church loved them! All four dozen were seriously gone within minutes! Perfect combination. :]

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  40. I have a dough chilling right now for this cookie, except it's ranch chips and white chocolate chips. Fingers crossed!

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  41. i gotta say this is my weak spot! omg they look sooooooooooooo good this is so on my bookmark list!!

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