Ok, so just hear me out. We all love potato chips, right? Ever had a potato chip cookie? I know it doesn’t sound very good, but these cookies are da’bomb. My mom used to make these cookies often. It was a family favorite. Don’t wrinkle your nose and say yuck….just take my word for it…. these are soooo, so good. They are chewy, crispy, buttery, sweet, but just enough salty too. No, they don’t taste like potatoes. You really can’t even tell there are potato chips in them, unless you actually see any bigger pieces of chips. But that actually makes for a good conversation piece. It really is one of my favorite cookies……and I love cookies. I know once you make these, you will make them again and again. They are good with some chocolate chips too, but I prefer them without. But that’s just me. You could even dip them into some melted chocolate and let the chocolate set up.
I don’t even use a mixer for these. I just mix the dough up with a wooden spoon in a big ol bowl. But feel free to use your mixer.
Potato Chip Cookies (Potato Chippers)
1/4 c (half of a stick) softened butter
1/4 cup butter flavored shortening (you can use butter, but trust me…it’s better to use the 1/4 cup of shortening)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup crushed potato chips (not too crushed……don’t smash em to death)
Preheat oven to 370 deg. In a large mixing bowl, using a sturdy wooden spoon, mix together the butter, shortening, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix until it’s nice and smooth. Add the egg and mix well, until thoroughly combined. Add the flour and baking soda. Stir until combined. Gently stir in the potato chips. Place large scoops of dough (approx. 1/4 cup), onto an ungreased baking sheet, 2″ apart. Pat a few potato chip crumbs on top of the dough scoops. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden brown. I bake mine for 11 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet. Cookies will be chewy and crisp when set.
Enjoy your chips.