Saturday, December 4, 2010

Potato Chip Cookies

Yes it sounds strange, but I promise you these cookies are very good.  They hold a very special place in my heart and are one of those foods that remind me of childhood.  My late Grandma W. used to make these cookies to serve with ice cream for dessert after Sunday dinner.  Always looking for a way to be thrifty, she would save her potato chip crumbs in a baggie until there were enough to make a batch.  These cookies are  rich, salty, and sweet all at the same time. They taste very good by themselves or with ice cream as Grandma always had them  Enjoy!

Potato Chip Cookies
Recipe Source: Grandma W.

1 lb butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
2 cups crushed potato chips (plain)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar or melted chocolate for topping

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla.  Gradually add flour.  Add potato chips and nuts by hand. 

Shape dough into small balls.  Place on an un-greased cookie sheet.  Flatten each with a fork dipped in cold water. Bake 20 minutes or until very light brown.  Cool completely and dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate. 

**Cook's note:  I cut this recipe in half and it worked beautifully. 

Total Cost- $1.53 for a half batch more if you add nuts
Butter $.98
Sugar $.22
Flour $.12
Chips $.20 (approx.  I bought the cheapest chips I could find and have most of the bag left still)
Vanilla Free
Powdered sugar-$.01
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  1. I love sweet and salty. These look easy and tasty!

  2. Michelle, If you try them let me know what you think!

  3. thank you for posting...I have had these before and wanted a reciepie for them!...not sure how to link my name so...thanks, Cathy

  4. Sweet & salty is very "in" right now!
    What goes around comes around (is that the right expression?)

  5. I love these cookies im going to bake them for mother's day