I was having a total chocolate craving on Sunday, but didn't have enough eggs in my fridge to make cupcakes. I looked around for the next best thing and realized I had chocolate chips in my freezer and potato chips in my pantry! I HAD to make chocolate chip potato chip cookies! It may sound odd, but one of my former co-workers mom made them for us all the time and they are amazing!!! The potato chips add the perfect amount of crunchy salt and it just melts perfectly with the sweetness of the chocolate.
Since I'm not much of a cookie maker, it took me a while to think back to the last time I baked them and unfortunately, it was last Christmas. With that in mind, I plated mine in preparation for the Holiday. :)
One thing to point out: read a recipe completely before cooking. I literally had zero eggs in my fridge, and didn't see egg in the recipe so I got to work. A few minutes later, it was time to add the egg...the very same egg I didn't have on-hand. Luckily, I have great neighbors and was able to borrow one. Phew!! It was close. Anyway, on to the recipe.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup crushed (not too fine) potato chips
1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
1) Preheat oven to 350F.
2) In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; mix well.
In a mixer combine butter and sugar at medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
3) Add egg and vanilla. Gradually add in the flour mixture and combine well.
4) Stir in potato chips and chocolate chips by hand.
5) Shape cookies by forming 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart. (They spread quite a bit while baking.)
6) Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely on baking sheet.