Tomorrow is National…Wait for it…

We all know there is a national holiday for just about everything. We already told you that May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, but, did you know that January 4th is National Spaghetti Day? Or that National Power Rangers day is August 28th? While some may find these to be silly or unnecessary, they offer can offer a playful approach to our day. The inventor of all “National Days” has assigned March 14th as National Potato Chip Day! While our specialty is fresh baked cookies, we thought it would be a fun to combine the classic savory snack with our sweet treats.

Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies

Not only is Chocolate Chip our most popular flavor, but it’s such a classic that we thought it would be the best to mix with potato chips. Please note we made these at home. Nothing fancy here. We followed an easy recipe from Ree Drummond, Food Network (you really think we’d give ya’ll our Chocolate Chip recipe?!).

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cups crushed potato chips

Here’s what to do

First things first. Make sure to preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar and brown sugar with a beater (or a stand mixer if you have one). Add the vanilla extract and eggs and mix until just combined. Slowly add in the flour, baking soda and salt. Once combined, stir in the chocolate chips and two cups of potato chips (the remaining two cups will come into play in just a second).

Roll the dough into two-inch balls, then roll them in the remaining potato chips so they are completely coated. Place the cookies 2 inches apart and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. We like our cookies on the crispy side so we baked closer to 15 minutes.

Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Until the Next National Holiday

The cookies were a hit! They were the perfect combination of sweet and salty. The potato chips softened a bit during baking so while they did not have their crisp, they added a unique texture to the cookies! We will absolutely follow these National Holidays and can’t wait for the next opportunity to incorporate our cookies! Stay tuned.

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