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Sweet and salty is a winning combination and these potato chip cookies are perfect for your Game Day party this year!

Sweet and salty is a winning combination and these potato chip cookies are perfect for your Game Day party this year!

With college football officially over thanks to Clemson winning the national championship last night (go ACC!) I can look ahead to the next thing in football land. The Big Game. It’s been a few years since I’ve had a game day party thanks to my life without cable. But since our recent move set me up with basic cable channels I can enjoy the game in style this year. And with some delicious food to boot.

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time then you know by now that I have a tiny obsession with the salty sweet flavor profile. I’m not sure what it is but I cannot get enough of peanut butter and chocolate, candied bacon, salted caramel, sea salt dark chocolate, fruit and nut trail mix. You name a sweet and salty combo, I’ve tried it. And most likely fell head over heels for it.

Sweet and salty is a winning combination and these potato chip cookies are perfect for your Game Day party this year!

Which is why when I had the opportunity to make a game day snack with Idaho Spuds I skipped over the savory and went right for a sweet and salty treat. And I am not sad about it.

Pecans for a little crunch, chocolate for a little sweet, potato chips folded right into the batter. And Idaho Spuds potato flakes baked into the shortbread-like cookie. I won’t lie. I was a little nervous it would taste like I tossed some pecans and chocolate chips on top of a bowl of mashed potatoes.

Sweet and salty is a winning combination and these potato chip cookies are perfect for your Game Day party this year!

But I was SO wrong. These cookies were sweet, salty, and a little chewy thanks to the potato flakes. So if you need a perfect game day snack to satisfy your sweet tooth then you should definitely whip up these potato chip cookies for a twist on a classic combination!

And if you want to make YOUR Big Game experience epically memorable this year then click here to vote for your favorite Game Day recipe and get a chance to choose your own Boise adventure. Big flavor. Big game. Big adventure.

Meaghan

Sweet and salty is a winning combination and these potato chip cookies are perfect for your Game Day party this year!

Sweet and salty is a winning combination and these potato chip cookies are perfect for your Game Day party this year!

Potato Chip Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter,, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar,, plus more for flattening
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Idaho Spuds potato flakes
  • 1/2 cup pecans,, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup potato chips,, crushed*

Instructions

  1. In a stand stand mixer cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add flour and potato flakes and mix until dough forms a ball.
  3. Gently fold in pecans, chocolate chips, and potato chips. 
  4. Using a medium 2oz cookie scoop drop dough onto a greased or lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Using the bottom of a glass (I used a wine glass), dip glass in sugar and press onto the top of the cookie to flatten it into an even layer.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Richa

Friday 27th of January 2017

OMG you did not just add potato chips to chocolate chip cookies?! This has to be the only way I'm ever going to have cookies from now on. I'll be sure to pick up a bag of Idaho spuds the next time I want cookie.

Meaghan

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

I went there! I'm obsessed with sweet and salty and tried chocolate covered potato chips for the first time last year. These cookies were a natural progression!

~Meaghan

Rosemary

Saturday 21st of January 2017

What a great idea, I definitely have to try these. They look amazing.

Meaghan

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

Thank you! That sweet and salty component is perfection!

~Meaghan

Brian Jones

Thursday 19th of January 2017

Shut the front door, 'crisp' chocolate chip cookies, now your messin' with my mind... I love the sweet and salty combination too and use it a lot in my savoury cooking but this sounds awesome!

Meaghan

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

These are SO amazing! If I do say so myself ;)

~Meaghan

Jennifer

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

So I never would have thought to try and use potato chips or potato flakes on cookies. This is genius! Maybe by doing that my sweet-avert hubby would actually eat a cookie?!? haha

Meaghan

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

The sweet-hater in our house had one or two of these. So they're sweet-avert approved ;)

~Meaghan

Tina

Monday 16th of January 2017

I love a sweet and salty combination too. This sounds really interesting - I love chocolate chip cookies and I love potato chips.. so this must be right up my alley!

Meaghan

Tuesday 31st of January 2017

Yes! It's a subtle flavor so it doesn't taste like sweet mashed potatoes. These are so good!

~Meaghan