Potato Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies with M&Ms and Drizzled Chocolate
Need a fun cookie to take to your holiday parties? These Potato Chip Cookies are deliciously crispy and have that wonderful sweet/salty combination that will leave you wanting more.
Potato Chip Cookie Ingredients
Here's what you need: flour, baking soda, salt, eggs, shortening, brown sugar, white sugar, crushed potato chips and pecans.
Plain Potato Chip Cookies
They are tasty without any "embellishments", but really shine when you add the M&Ms and/or melted chocolate.
Potato Chip Cookies with M&Ms
What I like about these cookies is that you could put them on a tray with other treats and their flavor would blend perfectly with them...not overpowering them.
Potato Chip Cookies with M&Ms and Drizzled Chocolate
Potato Chip Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups crushed potato chips
1 cup chopped pecans
M&M candies, melted chocolate, and sprinkles for decorating

Cream together shortening and sugars; add eggs and mix well. Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add to the shortening/sugar mixture. Stir in potato chips and pecans. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and press with a floured fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. If desired, press several M&M candies into top before baking. Or, after baking, drizzle with melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Have you ever used potato chips in a dessert? I was a little skeptical at first, but I'm so glad I finally tried it. Have you started your holiday baking yet? What's your go-to treat for cookie exchanges?

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  1. Nici, this cookie sounds really interesting! I'm going to a cookie swap in a few days and am looking for a good cookie to transport. I AM a little hesitant when I hear potato chips but usually those types of recipes are always very tasty.

  2. I love potato chip cookies. I'm sure adding chocolate makes them that much better!

  3. I have never had a potato chip cookie before but it sounds so good!! Thanks for sharing! You should come link up with me today! http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blog

  4. oh my goodness, brilliant, I would have never thought to bake potato chips in cookies. Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday link party!

  5. Hey Nici,
    These look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  6. M&M's make everything more fun, don't they? Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.


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