Potato Chip Cookies

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I’m excited to have a guest in our kitchen today on SouthernPlate.com. Please welcome Tricia from Hodge Podge Mom as she shares her grandmother’s recipe for potato chip cookies! I can’t wait to make these – Thank you so much Tricia!



Hey Everyone! Thank you for letting me visit with you here on Southern Plate today.
I grew up on potato chip cookies. Didn’t realize they weren’t your normal variety until I was much older and got the questionable look from others.
This special recipe is from my grandmother, Mama Ann and it is a great use for those bottom of the bag, left-over, nobody wants to eat potato chips. Just try it! They taste like shortbread and are so EASY to make!

I just mix up those crushed chips, some flour, butter, vanilla, and sugar, bake them in the oven and you’ve got cookies!

I hope you’ll get to try these soon!


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Tricia was born and raised in Marietta, GA. She gave up life in the drive thru lane for the joy-filled road home. She homeschools five children from preschool to middle school. You can find her facing that daily dose of chaos at Hodgepodge. There she writes about practical schooling strategies and shares how she is saving bucks and her sanity with the frugal recipes of her Southern roots. Tricia is also known as Hodgepodgemom.

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  1. I work at a hospital and had a patient I was caring for, family bring me some of these potato chip cookies. I was skeptical at first because I don’t like chips of any sorts but I tried them and OMG they are so unbelievably good! They are a favorite of mine however, I use lemon extract in the mix and sprinkle powered sugar atop them when done. You won’t be disappointed when trying these delicious cookies.

  2. The recipe is quite simple and really good. I was just wondering if we can replace sugar with salt and omit vanilla essence to make saltish cookies. I will definitely try these yummy crispy potato chip cookies. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  3. I was a little disappointed in these cookies. I made them exactly as the recipe specified, and like someone else posted—they were like ugly little rocks. The dough is just crumbles that you have to mush together to form a “cookie”. They were not attractive, and the taste was just OK—nothing really special.

  4. These are one of my top 10 cookies in the entire universe! I have made them for too many years to remember. For those who think they are salty sweet…they are not UNLESS you put the salt from the bottom of the potatochip bag in them.. These are similar in texture & taste to several other cookies
    Shortbread, Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cookies Southern Butter Pecan Fingers etc.
    I have been holding cookie exchanges for 25 yrs and have seen (and tasted) about every cookie on earth. One time I was judging a recipe contest for a fund raising event that had 75 entries and most of them were cookie. One of the cookies was called “Guess Agains” the contestant was a man in his 80’s and claimed no one had ever guessed what the “secret” ingredient was…he asked if I would take a stab at what it was and I said yes, that this is my favorite cookie…a rich butter cookie with crushed potatoe chips …he was reaally shocked that I knew what it was. (poor soul had no idea of how manyof them I had baked. By the way there were secveral judges at the contest and he won 1st prize…tell you how good they are huh! I like them best without any nuts, or with only nuts. however, I would not turn any variety down, I love them that much. (I would not eat one with flavored chips using this recipe however) I would like to share a tip of mine… when making this cookie…and that is to roll them in powdered sugar when they are war…and again when they are cooled. Love this blog, consider me a big fan…thanks to all who contribute…Judy

  5. For years I purchased Potato Chip Cookies from a small local shop. Unfortunately the owner died last year and the shop closed. Her Potato Chip Cookies were light and flaky and flat. I was glad to find this recipe and tried them for a church gathering. They were hard rocks and were unattractive because a lot of them cracked. I’m a very experienced baker and followed the recipe exactly. I had the best cookies to compare these with, and this recipe really fell short by a mile. Because I didn’t have anything else to take, I took them to the church gathering. Only one was eaten… ’nuff said! Guess no one wanted to eat ugly rocks!! LOL Sorry, looks like I’ve got to keep searching for the perfect Potato Chip Cookie!

  6. Marylou- butterscotch chips sound like a wonderful variation too! Nancy Lee – You are so sweet to stop by and share your success with less 🙂 So glad you enjoyed them and you are most welcome. Hugs back ~Tricia

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