Junk Food Cookies

So sorry this post is late this week!! I usually try to blog on Thursdays each week but this week was nuts and before I knew it, Thursday had come and gone! So here it is, Saturday, and I was in the mood for cookies. Clearly it’s been all about the cupcakes lately so I thought it would be best to throw something different in there. I was watching a Food Network show a couple weeks ago and the baker on the show made a cookie with all sorts of things in it, including…..potato chips!! I can’t get my mind off of them! So I decided to create my own. I took my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and simply added potato chips. Simple, I know. But we were not dissapointed! I will admit, this result isn’t exactly what I was expecting but they are darn good cookies. You can’t really tell that there are potato chips in them, but there’s a subtle crunch in this soft chewy cookie and that’s really what this craving was all about.

The chocolate chip cookie recipe by itself is worth raving about…I’ve been using it for years now and it is my go to chocolate chip cookie. The secret ingredient is a package of vanilla pudding, it makes for a cookie that is soft and chewy but not fragile like when you under bake the tollhouse cookies to keep them soft (at least that’s what I usually do with those.) Adding potato chips got me thinking, you could create any number of possibilities with these. I might try using mini M&M’s and potato chips or experiment with different brands and types of chips. I used Ruffles in these but what would Pringles taste like? I could go on and on. So go through your cupboards and get creative. Let me know if you find a real winning combination!!!

Junk Food Cookies

Recipe adapted from "Award Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies" on allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 3 oz. package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 -2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400.
Cream the butter and sugars. Add the vanilla pudding mix and beat until incorporated. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour and baking soda and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and potato chips.
Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 6-8 minutes just until set. Allow cookies to cool if you can or just eat them off the cookie sheet and down a glass of cold milk!!