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Betcha Can't Eat Just One

Betcha Can't Eat Just One

According to most people, you're either a sweet person or a savory one. You either crave cookies, or you crave chips. So what do you do if you fall somewher in between? What do you do if you crave both chips and cookies? If you're looking for an answer to that question, then today's your lucky day. I've actually discovered a recipe for potato chip cookies! That's right, the best of both worlds in one tasty snack. For the recipe,

Potato Chip Cookies
From Real Simple magazine, May 2005

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/2 cup more for coating
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup potato chips, crushed
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

  1. Heat oven to 375F. Cream the butter and 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed. Lower to medium speed and add the vanilla.
  2. Add the flour and cinnamon to the butter mixture. Beat on low speed until incorporated. Fold in the potato chips and pecans.
  3. Form into approximately 1 1/2-inch balls. Dredge in the remaining sugar.
  4. Place on parchment- or foil-lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 13 minutes.
  6. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.

Yield: Makes 2 1/2 dozen

CALORIES 138(54% from fat); FAT 8g (sat 4g); PROTEIN 1mg; CHOLESTEROL 16mg; CALCIUM 6mg; SODIUM 18mg; FIBER 1g; CARBOHYDRATE 15g; IRON 1mg

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cupcake345 cupcake345 9 years
I have made these for years - they are excellent. You don't really taste the chips - they just make the cookies crispy and salty.
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
That sounds awesome, sherelyn!
Sherelyn Sherelyn 9 years
In Hawaii we used to have a sort of cookie/candy snack that had mac nuts and crushed potato chips held together with chocolate. They were really good!
oofhgoo oofhgoo 9 years
I've had chocolate-covered potato chips, and they were quite good. So, I'd give this a shot...
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
Both at the same time? Maybe. In the same food? Not so much.
libs1dlab libs1dlab 9 years
I don't think these would be very good for you. I wouldn't make them for my kids.
emalove emalove 9 years
I sometimes crave both, but I crave salty stuff much more often. I don't have much of a sweettooth at all.
rothchild rothchild 9 years
no thanks-does not look appetizing..when i crave both, i find that chocolate dipped pretzels satisfies..
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
While I do like both chips and cookies I think this sounds gross. I'll stick to eating either one or the other, but not both.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
Hmmmm...I'm not so sure
arihm arihm 9 years
I'm more than a little skeptical.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
hmm I dunno about these...
thehabra thehabra 9 years
no, no, no....that looks disgusting
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Mmmmm yummy :)
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Hmmm, so it will be sweet & salty?
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