Potato Chip Cookies

The Covid lockdown has left me wanting comfort foods and foods that are a taste of childhood. Potato chip cookies are definitely a taste of my childhood!

Back in the late ’70s, my sister’s best friend shared a cookie recipe that her mother had just come across. We made these regularly throughout the remainder of my childhood & teen years. Once I got married & left home, I didn’t make them as often, but every once in a while, I just need to have potato chip cookies.

I use a food processor to crush the chips & chop the pecans.

Warning: These are far from low fat!




  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup crushed plain potato chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 325F.

Stir dry ingredients, except for powdered sugar, together in the bowl of an electric mixer. Blend in butter & vanilla.

Bake at 325 for 15-25 minutes. I know that is a large cooking range for cookies, but your elevation & humidity will make a big difference. I use a cookie scoop & then flatten with my palm or a glass. Leaving them rounded in higher elevation &/or lower humidity will increase their bake time.

Remove from oven & cool. Sprinkle on or roll in powdered sugar.


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