Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Cookies - Potato Chip Cookies Recipe

It's that time of year again........time to start baking Christmas cookies! This is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season. My sisters and I always bake several kinds of cookies each and then share our cookies over Christmas. It's always fun to see what new recipes we each come up with every year.

Now I know what you're thinking. Potato Chips and Cookies? That can't be right. This is a family recipe that is one of my must-bake Christmas cookies every year. This really has potato chips in it! Jays or Lays are my favorite. The chips add the salti-ness you need to make these cookies delicious and they give them a little extra crunch. Plus you get to nibble the potato chips while you bake. Everyone will be asking you for the recipe after they try these!

Here's the recipe:


  • 3/4 crushed (not fine) potato chips (Jays or Lays)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Or I like to use parchment paper, makes for easy clean-up after you bake the cookies.
  2. Cream together the butter, powdered sugar and egg yolk.
  3. Add the flour and mix again.
  4. Then add the vanilla, nuts and potato chips.
  5. Then roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly.
  6. Bake 15 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Try baking these this holiday season! Let me know what you think!

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