Potato Chip Cookies

Potato chip cookies make the perfect family night treat.  The perfect blend of salty and sweet, you can’t go wrong with a cookie made with crunchy potato chips in every bite.

You can never go wrong showing up with a plate of cookies, and these chewy ginger cookies, snickers peanut butter cookies or one of our family favorites chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies will brighten anyones day.

Potato chip cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar on a white piece of parchment paper and black cookie rack by The Food Cafe.

Potato Chip Cookies | The Food Cafe

Potato chip cookies

One of my families favorite things to bake are cookies, and these potato chip cookies are amazing.  It is crazy to think of potato chips and cookies brought together as one, but it truly is a winning combination.

This recipe has been passed down since 1979 and I keep thinking I am going to change it up some how, but then I realize you can’t mess with success.  When you have it right the first time you might as well just keep it that way, kind of like this white chocolate chex mix!

A close up shot taken of the cookies with a bite taken out of it, on a white background to show the delicious inside of this recipe, by The Food Cafe.

What are potato chip cookies?

These cookies are a delicious combination of sweet and salty.  Basic cookie ingredients mixed together with an addition of actual crushed potato chips hidden inside.

Ingredients in potato chip cookies

The ingredients needed to make the best potato chip cookies, by The Food Cafe

  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3-1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed potato chips
  • 1/2 cup glazed pecans, finely chopped

 

How to make potato chip cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer.  Slowly blend in the flour, pecans, and vanilla.
  3. Gently mix in the crushed potato chips.
  4. Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, drop onto an un-greased cookie sheet.  Dip the bottom of a class in melted butter and then sugar and flatten cookies lightly.  Bake for 18 minutes, then remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. How to make cookies, step by step by The Food Cafe.

What are some add-ins for potato chip cookies?

Potato chip cookies are delicious as is, but if you want to add in some extra sweetness here are some options:

  • chocolate chip cookies
  • butterscotch chips
  • white chocolate chips
  • chopped walnuts
  • m&m’s
  • honey roasted peanuts
  • toffee bits
  • raisins
  • cranberries

 cookies stacked on top of each other with the top cookie having a bite taken out of it on a white background, by The Food Cafe.

What type of potato chips can I use for cookies?

You can use whatever brand you would like, they can be Lays, Ruffles, Kettle brand, Pringles etc, just make sure to use the original flavor.

Cookies always make such a sweet treat anytime of year for family, friends, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, and so many more and since this potato chip recipe is so easy and delicious you don’t want to pass it up.

A white background with cookies staked on a baking sheet topped with powdered sugar by The Food Cafe.

Can cookies be frozen?

Yes.  You can seal them in an airtight container or zip-lock bag and freeze them for up to 2 months.

Looking for more easy dessert recipes? Look no further!

potato chip cookie recipe

potato chip cookies

Potato Chip Cookies

Servings: 36 cookies
Potato chip cookies make the perfect family night treat. The perfect blend of salty and sweet, you can't go wrong with a cookie made with crunchy potato chips in every bite.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
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Ingredients

  • 1 LB butter + 1 tbsp for topping
  • 1 cup sugar + ½ cup for topping
  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup glazed pecans finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed potato chip
  • Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer or using a hand mixer. Slowly blend in the flour, pecans, and vanilla.
  • Gently mix in the crushed potato chips.
  • Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, drop onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of a class in melted butter and then sugar and flatten cookies lightly. Bake for 18 minutes, then remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, potato chip cookies, dessert
Author: Shannon Johanson

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 102mg, Potassium: 25mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 315IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg

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