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Sweet & Salty Potato Chip Cookies

Who would have thought potatoes belonged in a cookie? I first heard of the concept from a friend and since 'sweet and salty' always appeals to me, I had to give her potato chip cookie recipe a try!  Though the ones dipped in chocolate seem to be the favorite, I prefer them plain.  Here is my version of my friend's recipe.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups coarsely crushed potato chips (10 oz. / 275 gr bag)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 8 oz / 225 gr package semi-sweet chocolate (optional, for dipping)

  1. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, chips, and pecans.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture to mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  5. Scoop out rounded tablespoon-sized mounds of dough (or used Pampered Chef cookie scoop) and form into balls.  
  6. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper leaving a space between cookies.
  7. Flatten the cookies slightly, using the bottom of a drinking glass dipped in sugar.
  8. Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes, or until golden.  (The larger the cookie...the longer the bake time.)
  9. Cool completely on wire rack.
  10. For chocolate dipped cookies: Melt the chocolate slowly in the top of a double boiler...or for short bursts of time on medium power in the microwave.  Stir until smooth.  Dip each cookie almost halfway into the chocolate.  Place on rack to harden...or place in fridge to speed up the process. 
Yield: about 3 dozen cookies


  1. Now this would be a great way to get rid of those crumbs at the bottom of several bags. Wonder how flavored chips would figure in...Ha!

  2. wondering about putting mini choc chip morsels in the batter...

  3. thank you for the potato chip cookie recipe! 20 or so years ago i used to go to bingo where a group of nuns did the cooking and baking. sister armella (nicknamed sister army!) used to bake potato chip cookies every week and i really looked forward to them. she wouldn't give her recipe out, though! when we moved from the area years later, she asked me to write to her when we were settled, which i did. she then sent me the recipe in the mail. she was a sweet lady and i think now i'm going to have to make these cookies. thanks for bringing back good memories this morning. i needed that! :)

  4. Wow!! These seem over the top in the fat gram category! Would love to see some recipes that are a little healthier. I enjoy your website but I just can't justify making something this unhealthy.

    1. Anonymous...if you leave your contact info, I could send you a nutritional breakdown. Cookies are not really known to be health foods...and so we don't indulge too frequently over here. But there is nothing like a good cookie on occasion!

    2. Sometimes once in a while on occassion relax indulge enjoy
      no one is suggesting eating the whole batch or batches you could always make them a litle smaller and try to just have one
      another poster mentioned bacon and butterscotch in cookies; my Gram made those and I had forgotten all about them, maybe one of the Aunts has the recipe

  5. these remind me of ones I made with bacon in them sweet and salty ,, with butterscotch chips ,, so another version .. also crumbs from cereal boxes that are always left if not eaten I use that for almost anything ,, base for squares.. cookies .. whatever ,, thx

  6. I've never tried something like that but now you provoke me. Thanks!

  7. I came across your website in my search of gluten-free recipes but also enjoy finding other good ideas as this one. thank you for posting these for us to use. right now I have brownies in the oven from an older post of yours. My question is... "May I print off these recipes with the photos? Or are the photos copyrighted? I do enjoy looking at them as they show me what the finished product can look like, but I understand if you would rather I don't. I would not use them in any other way, other than to share a recipe with a friend who also likes to bake. I have wanted to ask this for some time, I hope it's not a wrong request. Just let me know.... "Essie"

    1. The recipes along with the photos are free for you to print for your personal use. Enjoy!

    2. thanks so much!

  8. Made potato chip cookies often when my sons were young (back in the 70's). Last month I had some broken corn tortilla chips and decided to give them a try. Worked great! It was fun watching people's reaction and trying to guess what the slightly different taste was coming from. But people did seem to like them and I'll do it again.

  9. You had me at Sweet and Salty AND Potato Chips!!! I love sweet and salty things and must give these a try! Thank you Judy.

  10. these cookies sound awesome-thanks for the recipe

  11. Oh this sounds like a great one to make to send to my hubby's office. They all seem to act like they've never had home baked goods so it's fun to bake for them. That way I can have a try and then send them out the door without over indulging. Works for all of us. I need the salty to cut the sweet in desserts so I'm looking forward to this one.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Back in the '60s, we made them at the co-op I lived at in college. I've lost my recipe, was never able to remember enough of it to duplicate it. Will definitely try this the next time I have chips on hand!

  13. Every time I log in to your 2 daughters "try" a nibble or two from the screen:) These look great:)

  14. I made this recipe yesterday and brought the cookies in to work this morning. They were gone in no time! So delicious - thank you for sharing :) It was a great way to use up all of the little bags of chips my son got trick-or-treating this past year (he doesn't like chips!). Instead of dipping them in melted chocolate, I added semi-sweet chocolate chips. Toffee bits might also make a nice addition. I will definitely be making them again!


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