January 25, 2009

Referral Baking # 1

Usually after all of the baking I do for Christmas I am over baking for a good long time.  That hasn’t happened this year ~ for some strange reason.  I am still baking.  When trying to think of an excuse to bake – I know who needs and excuse – but it helps me feel a lot little less guilty!  Anyway, being that referrals came out this week I was reminded of when Lisa over at Tate R Bug used to have referral baking posts.  I really enjoyed her baking posts, so I think I am going to try that for a while.  I hope you don’t mind if I copy your idea Lisa. 

I had a plan, now I needed a recipe.  I have become addicted to cooking blogs.  I had NO idea there were so many out there.  I was searching through a few sites looking for something that said ‘BAKE ME’.

With the roller coaster ride of rumors this week my friends have really been on my mind a lot.  Especially:

So when I saw a recipe for Potato Chip Cookies I thought how perfect.  You see Special K introduced chocolate covered potato chips to the group last year.  They are amazing.  When I saw this recipe I thought of Special K and all of my buds.  I continued to look for a few days, but kept coming back to the potato chip cookies.  I was afraid that my family wouldn’t care for them.  Nothing else said “Bake Me” so I decided to give them a try.

It was simple enough ~ almost too simple. The recipe doesn’t call for it, but I knew I needed to add chocolate.  I thought about adding chocolate chips to the batter, but decided to drizzle them with chocolate.

The cookies have a crisp buttery slightly sweet texture, then add the saltiness of the potato chips with the hint of chocolate ~ Yum!!  I didn’t think Big Bear would like these because he does not really care for potato chips.  I was wrong.  He loves them.  

Girls, guess what I will be bringing to our next get-together?!?!!

The recipe is from Baking Bites.  LOVE this site.

Potato Chip Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 cups crushed potato chips

6 oz. chocolate chips, melted

Preheat oven to 350F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, then beat in the egg.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, then stir into butter mixture. Stir in potato chips.

Drop tablespoonfuls (1-inch balls) of dough onto prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2-inches between each cookie to allow room to spread.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until light golden.

Cool completely on a wire.

Place melted chocolate chips in a Ziploc bag.  Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Store cookies in an airtight container.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies


  1. I have never heard of them before, but those cookies look great. Soul comfort food.
    Hang in there!

  2. YUMMY...
    I think I will have to try this..
    Have a great Sunday..

  3. Those cookies shout "must try" to me! Yummy :-)

  4. Those look great! I love that salty sweet combo. I never would have thought somebody would make potato chips in to cookies though. LOL!

  5. They sound great and the addition of chocolate was a great idea.

  6. They sound REALLY GOOD!!! I can't wait to try these....thanks for the recipe!!


  7. those look yummy:)

    perfect combo of sweet and salty!

  8. That sounds great. Definitely not something to say 'thpppptt' about!

    I like the addition of the chocolate (what a surprise, eh?)

  9. I think a little drool slipped out of my mouth and on to my computer.
    Oh my gawd....Those look TASTY! The addition of chocolate....If you wouldn't have thought of it....I would have!!

    BTW, thanks for thinking about me. You're so sweet. =)

    P.S. I'll be back later to copy down that recipe.

  10. Dude, it's only 9am and you have me already thinking about COOKIES???? Now I have to go all day long with these on my mind. I *love* salty/sweet combos (but not choc covered pretzels... go figure! lol).

    And oh yeah - I started a diet today. THANKS A LOT - SOME FRIEND YOU ARE!!!! ROFL!