i am a pretty regular watcher of ABC's "The Chew" and a while back Carla Hall made some potato chip cookies which i have been DYING to try for quite some time. finally i decided i was going to make them this weekend, mainly as a treat for sticking to my half-marathon training program for 5 weeks now. these cookies are fantastic in all forms - as raw dough, as a plain cookie, or with the chocolate and potato chip toppings. they remind me of salerno butter cookies when plain, something i ate a lot of as a kid. but enough already, i know your mouth is probably watering. here's the recipe as i made it:
potato chip cookies
1 cup butter, partially melted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 cup crushed kettle cooked potato chips, divided
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 bag hershey's milk chocolate chocolate chips
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. mix together with a mixer the butter and sugar til well blended. change to a low speed and blend in 3/4 cup of the crushed potato chips. add in the vanilla extract and mix til combined. add the flour and use the mixer just a bit to get it somewhat blended. finish by hand with a spatula as you do not want to overwork the dough.
3. make 1" balls and place them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper about 2" apart. flatten them with your fingers. dust with confectioners sugar.
4. bake cookies for 10 - 15 minutes (mine took about 12 minutes) or until golden brown. allow to cool.
5. melt the chocolate chips, but not all the way. with a small spatula, "frost" the cookies with the melted chocolate. while chocolate is still soft, sprinkle more crushed potato chips on top.
makes about 3 dozen cookies. enjoy! =)
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