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.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we’ve got just what your sweetheart wants! With a wide variety of cookie gift boxes and over a dozen flavors to choose from, we’ve made it easy for you to customize their Valentine’s Day Gift. Each gift is wrapped with care, so your sweetie is sure to feel loved this Valentine’s Day. Here are our top picks for everyone on your list.
Give him what he REALLY wants…COOKIES of course (family-friendly blog, you guys). They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so a box full of cookies is sure to do the trick! Our LovestruckCookie Gift Box holds one dozen cookies in our custom designed stripe gift box with an adorable Cupid illustration. If he has a sweet tooth, treat him to TWO dozen cookies with our Sweet & Simple Cookie Gift Box! All that’s missing is a glass of milk!
Sweet & Simple, $41.95
Show her you didn’t wait until the very last minute and order her one of our cookie gift tins or baskets (but also, if you wait until the last minute, we offer 2-Day and Overnight shipping, so we got you!). She’ll appreciate the sweet gesture with our Love is in the Air Cookie Tin– with three dozen cookies carefully tucked inside. If you want to go the extra mile, our Talk Chocolate To Me Cookie Gift Basket not only comes with two dozen cookies, but a 50-piece set of Mackenzie’s Chocolates (chocolate truffles, chocolate covered toffee and chocolate flower medallions). After receiving this basket maybe she won’t just be talking chocolate to you if you know what we mean.
Love is in the Air $31.95
Talk Chocolate to Me, $92.95
For your Galentine
Celebrating with the girls this year? Treat them with a box of our fresh baked, gourmet cookies! Our Baked with Love Cookie Gift Box holds one dozen cookies in our custom designed striped box with our Valentine’s Day illustration. Another great option for your bestie is our Perfect Pairing Cookie Gift Tower. One dozen cookies are carefully stacked in our white cookie tower with your choice of message: “We go together like milk & cookies” or “All you need is love & cookies“.
Baked with Love, $21.95
Perfect Pairing, $19.95
For the Kids
Surprise your little Valentines this year with our kid-tested, kid-approved cookies! Imagine their little faces when they come home from school and find a colorful box of their favorite cookies! And let’s not forget about the big kids! Our cookie gift boxes make the perfect care package for your son or daughter who is away at college. Consider sending them our Cookies and a POP of Color Gift Box or ourParty in a Box Cookie Gift Box.
Cookies and a POP of Color, $21.95
Party in a Box, $21.95
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Traditional birthday cakes are so 2019. If you’re looking to switch things up this year, look no further than our fresh baked, gourmet cookies! We already told you that Dessert Bars are a unique way to treat your guests, so why not ditch the traditional cake?! Here, we have a “cookie cake” idea that is a sure way to spruce up a kids birthday party! Kids love cookies, so imagine their face when they see mounds of cookies with bright, illuminating candles!
All You Need is Cookies
When we say “Cookie Cake”, we’re not talking about one big cookie with frosting and sprinkles, but rather, stacks of cookies put together to resemble a round cake. Depending on how many guests you’re hosting, you may only need a few dozen, but if you’re expecting a large crowd, we suggest our Box of 144-1oz cookies (also, leftovers never hurt anybody). You can select up to six flavors which is great because your guests will appreciate options! Our favorite (and kid approved) flavors are: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Snickerdoodle, Dr. Midnight, Lemon Drop and Mint Condition.
We think it’s fun to mix the stacks with different flavors, but you can certainly assemble your cake as you please! One option is keeping the flavors together – for example, one stack of all chocolate chip, one stack of all lemon drop, etc.
Cookies, to-go please!
After the candles have been blown out and the very important wish has been made, let the kids go wild! Okay, maybe not wild, but have them dig in! It will be fun to see which flavor(s) they choose. If you find yourself with leftovers, you can put together goodie bags for the kids to take home!
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