Salty and sweet is a combination you cannot beat! Today we are baking potato chip cookies, a retro recipe that got its start in the 1940s according to The Food Timeline when potato chip companies started promoting their products through recipes. In the 1950s the Potato Chip Institute International began sponsoring an annual Men's National Cooking Championship, which, you guessed it, required participants to include potato chips in their recipes. Many participants made potato chip cookies and popularized the retro recipe.

How to Make Potato Chip Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350F and lightly grease baking sheets. In a large bowl beat together unsalted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Stir in the all-purpose flour and fold in the crushed potato chips. Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets by the teaspoonful. Bake until the edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove the cookies to a wire rack and cool to room temperature.

Buttery, crunchy, chewy, and crispy, these treats will rival your favorite chocolate chip cookies. And it doesn't stop there. Here are 4 potato chip cookie recipes to fill you up.

Brown Butter Potato Chip Cookies

Fifteen Spatulas

This cookie recipe uses brown butter to add a nutty flavor to the cookie dough. Kettle cooked chips work best for this recipe.

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Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies

Your favorite cookie just got an upgrade! For thicker cookies, chill the dough for 30 minutes before baking. For luxurious cookies, try using dark chocolate chips.

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Potato Chip Shortbread

Cookies and Cups

Butter and a large egg yolk make this cookie dough rich! To keep the cookies uniform, use a cookie scoop to portion them out onto the cookie sheet.

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Walnut Potato Chip Cookies

Loaded with chocolate chips, walnuts, and chips, these cookies are drool-worthy. Feel free to substitute pecans in place of the walnuts!

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Chewy Potato Chip Cookies 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed potato chips

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350F and lightly grease baking sheets.

In a large bowl beat together unsalted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Stir in the all-purpose flour and fold in the crushed potato chips.

Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets by the teaspoonful. Bake until the edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove the cookies to a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Dust with powdered sugar.