Wednesday, June 13, 2012

potato chip cookies

you'll never guess what i did last night.
i went to an event to learn how to save for my kids' college fund.

do i have kids? no
am i married? no
am i saving for a house? no
am i worried about how to pay for my unborn children to go to college? YES

what is wrong with me??? LOL!

speaking of college, our good friends grant and ahnika
threw a graduation party last weekend to celebrate grant's grad school graduation.

what did i bring? these potato chip cookies.

let me just say, don't judge a cookie by it's cover.
this cookie, while different than most, was pretty dang addictive.
they were sweet, but salty, with the crunch of the chips and nuts.
almost a savory cookie, if you could imagine it.

probably going to be a hit at any summer party,
and will at least be a conversation started for sure :)

recipe via my good friend martha.

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
4 cups coarsely crushed salted potato chips (about 10 ounces), divided
(i bought plain lays potato chips & just crushed them in the bag)
1 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped


1. preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. beat together butter and sugars with a mixer on high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
add vanilla and eggs, and beat on medium speed until just combined

3. add flour, baking soda, and salt, and beat on low speed until just combined.
stir in 2 cups potato chips and the nuts.

4. roll dough into 2-inch balls, and then roll balls in remaining potato chips to coat.
place cookies 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes. let cool completely on baking sheet.

*****NOTE: my first batch was baked per the instructions for 18 minutes
and were completely burnt! not sure if this was my oven, or the recipe.
i watched them more closely the next couple times and took them out of the oven after only about 10 minutes!!!
(watch closely to perfect the time that's right for you and your over!)

happy wednesday!

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