Potato Chip Cookies are the perfect combination of salty and sweet! The butterscotch chips and potato chips pair together so well in these cookies!
Potato Chip Cookies are so unique! I admit I was a little skeptical about making these cookies since it just sounds a little bit strange to be putting potato chips in a cookie, but they are actually really amazing!
I kept putting off making these cookies, because I really like my basic chocolate chip cookies or peanut butter cookies and I didn’t want to waste cookie making effort on a recipe that wouldn’t be quite as good. I was very pleasantly surprised that these cookies are actually really incredible! The dough was amazing too which is important to me since I am one of those people that makes cookies mostly so that I can eat the dough!
Tips for making perfect Potato Chip Cookies every time!
There are a few tricks that I’ve picked up over the years to help me create consistently perfect cookies every time.
- Use a cookie scoop! If you are getting frustrated because your cookies never turn out the same time, or you just don’t like having to scrape the dough off of your spoon, try a cookie scoop! Cookie scoops come in several different sizes – I usually use a 1.5 tablespoon sized one, but if you prefer bigger cookies, you can use a larger one.
- I have found that dark cookie sheets make it difficult to evenly bake cookies. Usually the bottoms will get really dark, but the rest of the cookie isn’t necessarily cooked through. I love these AirBake cookie sheets – I couldn’t believe how well my cookies turned out when I started using them!
- Try a silicone baking mat. Even with my cookie sheets that I love, I absolutely love using these baking mats because the cookies will NEVER stick and you never need to spray your pans.
- Don’t melt your butter! There are a very few cookie recipes that call for melted butter, but most of the time, melting the butter will ruin your cookies. If you are planning in advance, you can just leave your butter sitting on the counter for a couple of hours before you make your cookies. If you’re like me, and usually make cookies on a last-minute whim/craving, you can use the microwave. You just have to be very careful to only microwave the butter for a few seconds at a time to make sure it doesn’t start melting. I have found that in my microwave, it is easier to use the defrost setting when I soften butter – it takes a little longer but it helps me to avoid melting it.
- Make sure that you cream the butter and sugars together first and try creaming them together longer than you usually do. Ideally, you should mix the butter and sugars together for at least 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer. I usually end up using a hand mixer for cookies, but the cookie paddles on my Bosch work amazingly well too!
Potato Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, well-beaten
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 cups crushed potato chips
- 1 cup butterscotch chips (I like to use about half of this because they are so sweet, so maybe start with 1/2 cup and add more if desired)
- Cream together butter and sugars.
- Add the eggs, flour and baking soda and mix well.
- Stir in the potato chips and butterscotch chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Enjoy!
After you try these Potato Chip Cookies try a few of our other favorite cookie recipes:
- Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Copycat Milkbar Cornflake Marshmallow Cookies
- Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Best Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
This photo is from a couple of years ago. I have always wanted to do a family-themed costume for Halloween but always had a hard time talking everyone into it. I finally got everyone to agree on doing an Inside Out theme and I think it turned out pretty well! Our “Joy” decided at the last minute that she wanted a different costume so she wasn’t very joyful when we made her stick to the original plan, and I’m not sure how I got stuck with being Bing Bong (the elephant) but I think it all turned out pretty well! That was a lot of work though! We haven’t done a family theme since – kudos to those of you that can manage to coordinate and execute one every single year!