Hooray for cookies!

This week we are making a little recipe I found in a community cookbook from 1970 called, “Cooking in Circles.” Tom is a big fan of cookies, even more so than pie and much more so than cake. He also loves potato chips, so when I saw this recipe for Potato Chip Cookies I thought we would have a total winner.


And when I say this is a little recipe, I actually mean “little”.  I have found that it is very common for these community or church cookbooks to skimp on the instructions. I am not sure if it is because they assumed everyone knew how to make cookies or if it is just because they didn’t want to write or type out the whole thing. Either way, this is what you get:

Potato Chip Cookies – 1970

  • 1 c. margarine
  • ¾ cup crushed potato chips
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour less 2 Tbsp.
  • ½ cup nutmeats
  • ½ tsp. soda or 1 tsp. baking powder
  1. Make into small balls and flatten down. Bake at 350 degrees 12 to 15 minutes.


For the instructions, I just made them the same way I would make Toll House chocolate chip cookies; so creaming sugar and fat, then adding the dry ingredients and folding in the chips and the pecans at the end. It seemed to work out okay and this is what I ended up with.


In a sort of hilarious side-note, Tom had a great time crushing up the potato chips. When he “accidentally” crushed too many, he just poured the extra down his throat. No fuss, no muss. He really likes potato chips.


He also really likes cookies.

Tom TastingIMG_1165

“How are they?”

“Meh. Pretty bland. And the chips taste a little weird.”

“Weird like how?”

“I don’t think I crushed them small enough.”

The Verdict: Weird

From the Tasting Notes:

The cookies themselves tasted like pecan sandies (or snowballs, depending on what time of year you make them), except not as sweet. Unfortunately, the potato chips in this cookie were a little overwhelming, both in the salt and grease factor. If you want to make these, I would recommend substituting butter for the margarine, adding a teaspoon of vanilla and cutting the potato chips back to a half of a cup. And maybe adding some chocolate. Chocolate makes everything taste better.