Potato Chip Cookies

If you've ever wondered what to do with crushed potato chips and preferred something sweet, why not make cookies?! My friend Liz made these cookies for our annual holiday cooking exchange this year and they were a hit. I love the crisp texture the potato chips offered and don't worry - you won't taste any salty chips when biting into these!

Potato Chip Cookies

made by my friend Liz

1 c (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
1 c sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 c chopped pecans
1/2 c finely crushed potato chips (plain old potato chips work
2 c all-purpose flour, sifted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter, 1/2 c sugar and vanilla.
Add pecans and potato chips - stir well.
Add flour and combine.
Form into balls (1T each). Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Dip the bottom of a heavy flat-bottomed glass in the remaining
1/2 c sugar; flatten the cookies on the baking sheet. Dip the
glass in sugar before each cookie.
Bake until light golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.


  1. Ha, I've made these. They were surprisingly good!

  2. I dated a guy once whose mom made these all the time. The worst part about breaking up w/ him was not getting her recipe first! Thanks!

  3. What an interesting idea! I would have never thought to put potato chips in a cookie, but they look really tasty.

  4. do you think it'd be fine to make regular tollhouse cookies and add potato chips?

  5. What a cool idea! I do love eating potato chips and fries with sweet things--like shakes.