Potato & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Potato & Chocolate Chip Cookies are a unique twist on the classic dessert with flavorful hints of butterscotch.

Potato & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Potato & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Somehow a bag of potato chips ended up in my pantry. This is dangerous. Potato chips and chocolate cannot be easily accessible in my house otherwise I will lose all control. I had to use up these chips somehow and amazingly, despite the fact that I’ve made 40 batches of cookies in the past month for the cookbook, I’m still not sick of cookies! And really, who doesn’t adore the salty-sweet flavor combination?

Enough about cookies. Have I told you about the awesome time I had in California a few weeks ago? I was lucky enough to be invited back to Thermador’s showroom, this time in Irvine, with a bunch of other food and design bloggers. I got to meet some amazing people, eat ridiculously tasty food, and play with Thermador’s latest and greatest appliances.

Me with Jenny from Picky Palate and Jessica of How Sweet It Is
about to get busy with some lobster tails!

They have a new cooktop that I MUST own. It’s an induction cooktop (so it boils water super duper fast) and the best part is that you can put your pot, pan, or griddle anywhere on the surface of the cooktop! There are no “elements,” the whole cooktop is a massive element that gives you the freedom to put several differently shaped pots and have precise heat control with (literally) the touch of a finger. It’s the first and only “freedom” induction cooktop. This appliance combines my love of cooking with my love for technology. A girl can dream, right?

Recipe Rundown

Taste: Salty and sweet with a hint of butterscotch.
Texture: Buttery, slightly crisp at the edges and where the potato chips are, chewy and gooey in the middle.
Ease: Super easy.
Appearance: I love the little bits of ruffled chips you see in these cookies.
Pros: Fun and tasty!
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yesssss.


Potato & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: about 20 cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup crushed ruffle potato chips (be sure to leave some large pieces for some crunch!)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

With an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until well combined, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. On low speed gradually add the flour mixture. Fold in the potato chips and chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.

Using a spoon or spring-loaded scoop, drop 1 1/2-tablespoon sized balls of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are set and edges are slightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 to 4 days.

Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat

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18 Responses to “Potato & Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. #
    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — July 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    My grandma makes potato chip cookies and they're may absolutely favorite! Love the addition of chocolate in these 😀

  2. #
    Jenny Flake — July 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Loving these cookies Tessa and had so much fun meeting you at Thermador!! Have a great Tuesday! xoxo

  3. #
    the Jilb — July 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I just found a recipe a few weeks ago for making potato chip cookies. They must be the new thing. These look great!

  4. #
    Tracey — July 19, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Oooh, yum! I just made potato chip cookies recently too. Gotta love the salty/sweet combo, right? :)

  5. #
    j3nn — July 19, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I LOVE sweet and salty combos! And soft and crunchy. These sound sooo good.

  6. #
    yumgoggle — July 19, 2012 at 7:06 am

    These cookies are adorable! I can't wait to try them. Your picture is wonderful. looks like you guys are hving a good time, indeed =)

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  7. #
    Angie@angiesrecipes — July 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    What a fun use of potato chips! They look so crunchy and irresistible.

  8. #
    Lucy Hill — July 20, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Awesome! I love it! I will give this a try…

  9. #
    atasteofmadess — July 20, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Sounds like you had a fun time! That cooktop sounds awesome! Mine SUCKS, it burns fiery red when set on medium. What's up with that?!?!
    This sounds like such a great combination! So creative, I would have never thought of it. But I do like salty and sweet combination, I must try this soon!

    • handleheat replied: — July 20th, 2012 @ 3:52 am

      Mine does the same exact thing! I don't turn it up past “6” on the 1-10 scale otherwise my pan will start smoking. Ugh. I just have to tell myself it's better than living in the 19th century with a hearth or something 😉

  10. #
    Rebecca — July 20, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I can't wait to try these! I think I am going to add some dried cranberries to mine too. Yum

    • handleheat replied: — July 20th, 2012 @ 4:22 am

      Great idea!

  11. #
    Lynna — July 20, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I`m the same. I love love love chips. So unhealthy, but I seriously cannot help myself.

    Adding them to chocolate chip cookies? TOTAL YUM ♥

  12. #
    pixie — August 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm


  13. #
    Anne J. M. — July 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Why are Induction Cooktops only used with Ferromagnetic
    pots and pans?

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