Let’s make these a thing.

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The ultimate trashy snack. Chips in cookies!

And let’s talk about how I was so intensely drawn to these cookies that I barely photographed them because I just wanted to shove them all in my face. IN LOVE.

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I’m not ashamed to say that this is the first recipe that was born out of a pregnancy craving. Sure, I’ve eaten a lot of fruit and gone crazy for things like tomatoes and corn and all the regular summer stuff. But THIS was a legit weird craving – like I want some cookies but I can’t do them without a bag of potato chips and they have to be kettle cooked chips and they HAVE to be super chewy cookies.

I mean it’s not a peanut butter and pickle sandwich but it’s close.

The whole cravings thing for me is weird. I love food so much and have “craved” foods my entire life – I mean for five years here in this space almost every week there was a comment asking if I was knocked up because I was talking about how much I was desiring a certain dish or flavor.

And now it’s happened!

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Okay wait. Actually I think a REAL legit craving would have been if I used salt and vinegar chips for these cookies.

Not gonna lie.

It crossed my mind.

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But plain is okay because…

These are just so salty and chewy and chocolatey and ridiculous. The giant rainbow cookie is what I used as a base because just like the box of twelve holey but amazingly soft old t-shirts I threw in my dresser instead of tossing in the trash while moving house – I just can’t quit it. Ever.

If you’re into chewy cookies… and chocolate… and salt? And texture and stuff. DO THIS!

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Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: makes about 20 to 24 cookies

Total Time: 1 hour


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, browned and slightly cooled
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups crushed kettle cooked potato chips
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.

In a larger bowl, whisk together the browned butter and both sugars until smooth and no lumps remain. Stir in the eggs and vanilla extract until combined. At this point, switch from a whisk to a spoon and stir in the flour mixture. The dough may be crumbly but you can also bring it together with your hands. Stir in the potato chips and chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Again, I use my hands here if needed!

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls (or larger) and space them about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies appear set but not browned. Remove and let cool slightly before eating.

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that’s a stack.

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86 Responses to “Chewy Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies.”

  1. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 15, 2014 @ 6:59 am

    I have been wanting to try the chips in cookies thing FOREVER. I am a salt addict…and proud of it! So, I can already tell these cookies are my new best friend. Ah-may-zing. Pinned!


  2. #
    Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission — August 15, 2014 @ 7:17 am

    I have been seeing these a lot lately! I think they would be great because of the salty and sweet – which I love. Happy Friday! :)


  3. #
    Stephanie — August 15, 2014 @ 7:17 am

    i love the confetti compost cookies you did awhile back that were completely trashed up. My friends DEVOURED them. i bet these are just as good, with half the nonsense.


  4. #
    Katie Levans (honeystuck) — August 15, 2014 @ 7:34 am

    Ah! They sell these at the store across the street from me. I want them every day.


  5. #
    Emily — August 15, 2014 @ 7:37 am

    My gram would make these all the time when i was a kid (sans chocolate). Gram knew what was up. They were most delicious.


  6. #
    bridget {bake at 350} — August 15, 2014 @ 7:40 am

    love that big ol’ stack!


  7. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 15, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    Kettle Chips just came out with a new maple bacon flavor (!). Too much? Is that even a question where potato chip chocolate chip cookies are involved?


    • Sue — August 22nd, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

      No i thought that was a great idea so I tried it and really liked the flavor; it wasn’t too strong. The chips are less salty so you might want to add a pinch if you want a strong salt presence


  8. #
    Beth — August 15, 2014 @ 7:45 am

    You are my spirit animal.


  9. #
    Kim in MD — August 15, 2014 @ 7:46 am

    Yum! Sweet, salty and chocolate = deliciousness!


  10. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 15, 2014 @ 7:47 am

    I’ve seen similar recipes around and always wondered if chips in cookies was good. I like your reaction to them and will definitely be trying these!


  11. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 15, 2014 @ 7:56 am

    These look soooo chewy. <3


  12. #
    lclikessnacks — August 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am

    are you trying to kill me. most fav ever.


  13. #
    Julie — August 15, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    I have been eating peanut butter and pickle sandwiches forever. I love them! And I have never been pregnant. :) This salty sweet is perfect. Can’t wait to try them!


  14. #
    Christine — August 15, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    Sweet and salty…best combo ever!


  15. #
    Brittany — August 15, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    I LOVE that last pic of the cookie stack. So amazing. These sound soo good right now. Perfect way to celebrate friday woohoo!


  16. #
    Kelly Jo — August 15, 2014 @ 9:41 am

    Nothing better than a cookie stack! I was trying to decide if I wanted to make a treat tonight, you have answered that question for me. I’m not preggo but I’m kinda into the idea of using salt + vinegar chips in these.


  17. #
    Ruth — August 15, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    How about white chocolate chips? yum.


  18. #
    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — August 15, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    Salt and Vinegar in these cookies would be to-die-for! You’ve got me wanting to run home right now and try it.

    Might I add that potato chips in Rice Krispies are also very much worth trying.


  19. #
    Maria — August 15, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Hmm, I may need to try these because I’ve been making chocolate chip pretzel cookies like whoa this summer. I can’t get enough of the salt-n-chocolate combo! It’s the best!


  20. #
    Marju — August 15, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    O.M.G. My husband is gonna love these babies! Thank you!


  21. #
    tara @ the mama modern — August 15, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    are you kidding?! these look AH-mazing. I love the salty-sweet thing. What about chips on your sandwich? I totally did that as a kid…. What’s not to love about a turkey and Dorito sandwich??


  22. #
    erin @hooleywithaz — August 15, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    what are you doing to me?? i am 40 weeks pregnant today, how dare you show me a recipe like this!?!


  23. #
    Natalie @ Paper & Birch — August 15, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    Potato Chips in cookies??? Must. Have. These. NOW!


  24. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 15, 2014 @ 11:14 am

    My family would go nuts for these cookies!!


  25. #
    allie@sweetpotatobites — August 15, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    Sweet and salty is the best combo ever. The only thing that would take this over the top is if you added some bacon as well.


  26. #
    Andrea Tiberi — August 15, 2014 @ 11:29 am

    In college my go to snack/craving was the chewy chips ahoy cookies and I HAD to have tostitos chips with them. This recipe speaks to me.


  27. #
    Molly @ Yes to Yolks — August 15, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    Ugh, I must have now. Newest pregnancy craving. I love how chewy they look.


  28. #
    Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — August 15, 2014 @ 11:34 am

    This is the best thing ever! Sweet and salty smashed all into a cookie. I can not wait to get in my kitchen and make these!!


  29. #
    Sarah — August 15, 2014 @ 11:56 am

    These look pretty great! Do the potato chips retain any of their crispiness during baking?


  30. #
    Molly — August 15, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    Just the name of these cookies is why you are my favorite blogger. THanks!


  31. #
    Julia @ The Domestic Blonde — August 15, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    OMG these look great! I made something similar – Junk Food Cookies – a couple years ago. You can put whatever junk food you want in them, but I chose peanut M&Ms and pretzels :)



  32. #
    Caroline — August 15, 2014 @ 12:31 pm

    Gosh! Continue to be my fave food blog… Always just nail it!
    Plus you are a riot :) keep it up!


  33. #
    Courtney — August 15, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

    Gahh you read my mind. Last week I bought a large soft chocolate chip cookie and a bag of kettle cooked chips. I just happened to be buying both – my intent was not to eat them together. But that’s definitely what happened. Chips and cookie in one bite just seemed so right.


  34. #
    DessertForTwo — August 15, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    I’m, like, the least pregnant person ever, and I think salt and vinegar chips mashed into chocolate chip cookies sounds like a dream. Is my brain pregnant?


  35. #
    Janelle — August 15, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    Well, it’s not popcorn. Then I’d start to wonder about you ;)

    Does this set the record for tallest cookie stack??


  36. #
    Tamsin | A Certain Adventure — August 15, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    Gotta love the weird but wonderful combos that come out of hormonal cravings! These actually sound super delicious – I’ll be picking up some kettle chips next time I swing by the supermarket! xx


  37. #
    La Cuisine d'Helene — August 15, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

    I have made squares with chips before and ham/chips sandwiches. This look really good.


  38. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 15, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    I tried the chips in cookies thing a couple years ago inspired by a Christina Tosi/Momofuku recipe. I happened to really like them! Glad you are honoring your cravings with these :) pinned!


  39. #
    othermomix.com — August 15, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    The images are very good. Thanks you for all the details.


  40. #
    Angela — August 15, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    The chips don’t get soggy? There is still a crunch? May just have to make these!


  41. #
    allison — August 15, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

    omg, chocolate covered potato chip cookies? yah, we should try that.


  42. #
    Ashley — August 15, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    All is now right in the world. I wouldn’t call these trashed up. I’d call them perfect.


  43. #
    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — August 15, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    I loooooove chocolate covered potato chips, and I’ve been known to melt down some chocolate, grab a bag of chips, and get dipping. (Aaaaaand I don’t have the pregnancy excuse… oops!). These look awesome!


  44. #
    Anthony Lloyd — August 15, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

    Is this an original creation? I’ve never heard of this.

    No doubt, that I would try them.

    Pinned the stack of cookies.


  45. #
    Baby June — August 15, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

    Those look awesome!! I just love the use of sweet + salty, mmm :) Reminds me of Momofuku milk bar compost cookies! Yum!


  46. #
    ami@naivecookcooks — August 15, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

    chips in cookies?!! Jessica that sounds so good and genius idea!!


  47. #
    emily — August 15, 2014 @ 7:48 pm

    I love potato chip cookies! My mom used to make them when I was a kid. I know this sounds weird, but peanut butter with bread and butter pickles on a sandwich is actually really good. I have never had a kid, so its never been a pregnancy craving for me, just my quirky taste buds.


  48. #
    Ammie — August 16, 2014 @ 12:21 am

    I remember my great grandmother making chocolate covered potato chips. So yummy! I always crave salty, chocolaty, spicy foods when I’m PMS-ing. I threaten to make chocolate covered jalepeno chips one day to satisfy all three. Maybe I’ll make it in a cookie form instead.


  49. #
    Medeja — August 16, 2014 @ 5:21 am

    Chips in cookies.. sounds pretty interesting.. and sinful :)


  50. #
    EJ — August 16, 2014 @ 6:55 am

    P’nut butter + bread & butter pickles = terrific sandwich. I’ve been eating them since I was a kid. Salt & vinegar chips crossed my mind as I read the title. I’ve made chips & chocolate cookies since long ago, but it has been since forever that I made them so thanks for the reminder.



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