Wednesday, May 25, 2011

To Try Tuesday - Chocolate Chip - Chip Cookies





I know that chip - chip looks like a typo in the title but these cookies really do have chips x 2 - chocolate chips and potato chips.  Sweet and salty goodness all rolled into one yummy cookie.

When my daughter asked me to make cookies for her sleepover at a friend's house the idea of a cookie that incorporated potato chips was at the top of my to-try list.  After doing a quick search I found three recipes that sounded great at Vanilla Sugar Blog, Country Living, and The Capitol Baker and decided to combine them into one recipe.  The hardest part about making these cookies was waiting for them to chill in the refrigerator for an hour before I could bake them.  I was really happy with the end result and I loved the combination of sweet chocolate and salty potato chips.  My girls have already put in a request for another batch so we can make ice cream sandwiches from them.  Some of the other sites mentioned above suggested experimenting with different flavors of potato chips and I think this would be fun to do too.


So don't throw out those crushed chips in the bottom of a packet - use them to make these cookies.




Chocolate Chip - Chip Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar 
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups lightly crushed original potato chips
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt - stir to combine.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  5. Turn mixer speed to low, and slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed sugar mixture - mix well. 
  6. Gently stir in the crushed potato chips and chocolate chips.
  7. Place in the refrigerator and let chill for at least one hour.
  8. Using a cookie scoop drop 1-inch balls onto an ungreased baking sheet a few inches apart to allow for spreading (I did use a Silpat and mine did not spread very much). 
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cool for 5 minutes on the tray before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe is a combination from the sites mentioned above.




25 comments:

  1. Nearly everyone has both the potato and chocolate chips in their cupboard, but the thought of combining them probably never crossed their mind. Loving the sweet and salty-thanks for posting these. Buzz...

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  2. My family has never met a chocolate chip cookie they haven't liked! Love your twist on them :)

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  3. These sound amazing! I love salty and sweet. I am definitely making these this weekend!

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  4. I keep seeing cookie recipes that use potato chips and have yet to try one. They look so good and I love that salty/sweet combination.

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    cakesensation.blogspot.com

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  6. Yum! I love chocolate chip cookies with potato chips (or other salty add ins). For some reason chocolate chip cookies never come out for me. I dont know why!! Maybe I need to try this one out and see if it works! LOL

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  7. Wow. These sound very naughty and VERY delicious!

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  8. Had you heard of chocolate chip cookies with potato chips before or just an idea you had then you went searching?

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  9. I had never heard of chip-chip cookies before! I love the idea of mixing sweet and salty; no wonder your girls asked you for more.

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  10. Aren't these delicious. I call them the compost cookie. I have tried pretzels on their own too and a combo of pretzels and chips. The salty and chocolate flavors are so yummy. These cookies never last a long time in my house.

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  11. Very interesting! Salte and sweet are a classic combo. The cookies look so inviting! Great job!

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  12. Wow! I think my husband would love these! He puts saltines on his ice crea - so salty/sweet is a LOVE of his!

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  13. @TheChocolatePriestess
    I had seen them somewhere on a blog but couldn't remember which one, so I went on a search. I still don't think I found the original recipe but these were good.

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  14. Mmm these look so thick and awesome in those picks! I love chocolate chip cookies! And the idea of chips in their too - must try!

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  15. I have seen a recipe like this before and toy with the idea of making them. Yours look wonderful, I will have to give it a try.

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  16. I love all chocolate chip cookies and these look so good. I have to try this recipe especially since it uses potato chips!! :)

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  17. I made potato chip cookies the other day too! They're fabulous :) Gotta love new ideas.

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  18. Felice, I have not seen a recipe like this, but I LOVE the interplay of chocolate and salt. Now I realize its been right in front of me, mahalo for spotlighting it and for the leg work in melding the three recipes together. Brava!

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  19. Sweet and salty goodness...I'm going to have to try these out.

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  20. I can almost taste them, sweet and salty..YUM!

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  21. Oooooh look at how thick these are... love it!!! My favorite cookie, and now I have one more recipe for it to try! Thank you!!

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  22. What a great combination of salty and sweet! These look fantastic :)

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  23. I made a cookie this past Christmas that was called a snowflake cookie. It used potato chips as the base for the recipe and they were amazing. I'll bet these are even better!

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  24. I made a shortbread style cookie with chips in it but these look even better. Anything salty and sweet works for me. ;-)

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  25. Wow - this is the kind of cookie I dreamt of as a kid! incorporating two favourites...how decadent and delicious!

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