Potato Chip Cookies

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Two of your favorite snacks come together beautifully in these Sweet & Salty Potato Chip Cookies. Be warned, though…this cookie dough is delicious. You’ll need self-control not to eat it all before you bake it!

It’s a cold, wet, rainy day. No playing outside, riding bikes, or reading in the sun. Fortunately, it’s a perfect day for making your favorite batch of chocolate cookies.

a pile of chocolate chip potato chip cookies

Let me just say that I think every day is a cookie day, but rainy days especially. Sometimes I get in the mood to experiment. And look for great recipes. So, when I found out about this family recipe for potato chip cookies, I was excited. And it’s pretty easy.

These Potato Chip Cookies have an unbelievable taste that makes your mouth water when you look at it. But I will warn you:

This dough is delicious and calls to you every time you look in that direction. If you’re like me and can’t get away from it, take my advice. Cover the cookie dough balls loosely with plastic wrap and pop that pan in the fridge while the others are baking. If you don’t, there might not be enough dough left to actually make the cookies. Don’t ask me how I know.

And if you love butterscotch, try our butterscotch potato chip cookies! They are every bit as good.

How to Make Potato Chip Cookies

This is a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe.  No surprises here. Here are a few hints about mixing:

  • Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to cream the ingredients. Because the butter isn’t melted, a spoon won’t get the cookie dough creamed as well.
  • Along those same lines, use room temperature butter, but not melted butter. The stick of butter should give just slightly when you touch it. If it is too melty, the cookies will spread more than you may like.
  • For the best textured cookies, don’t just throw all of the ingredients in a bowl. Cream the ingredients in the order shown in the recipe below, and mix for the amount of time it suggests, especially the initial mixing of the butter and sugar.
collage of stages of cookie dough in a bowl
  • Chill the dough. I usually roll the dough balls first, but you can refrigerate first if you’d like. Either way works. Roll the dough into balls, but make the balls taller rather than rounder. This is a hint from Sally’s Baking Addiction that we love to use. It gives you the thickest cookies you can get.
chocolate chip cookie dough with potato chips
  • When you are putting in the potato chips, it’s best not to crush them too much. You don’t want potato chip dust.  You want pieces of potato chips.  That way you can taste the salty-sweetness of the cookie.

The secret to making perfectly round cookies.

Depending on the amount of oil in your potato chip cookies, these cookies may spread slightly more than you’d like. Here’s the trick to making perfectly round cookies:

Place a large round cookie cutter (or a wide mouth mason jar ring) over the hot cookie. Use your hand to make quick circles on the pan, which will spin the cookie on the inside of the ring and round out the cookie.

You have to do this when the cookies is hot, so work quickly immediately after the cookies come out of the oven.

baked cookies on a piece of parchment paper

Storage Instructions

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Can you freeze potato chip cookies? Yes. The cookies freeze well, but you can also freeze the dough balls before baking. Then you can pull them out and have freshly baked cookies whenever you’d like.

Here are our tips for freezing cookie dough.

potato chip cookies with melted chocolate chips
potato chip cookies with melted chocolate chips

Potato Chip Cookies

4.65 from 402 votes
Potato Chip Cookies: A unique combination of your favorite sweet snack and salty snack. Chocolate chip cookies and potato chips!
Servings 36 cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 26 minutes

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  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together the room temperature (not melted!) butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Cream for 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute or until well combined.
  • Add in the flour, salt and baking soda. Mix until combined.
  • Lastly, mix in the potato chips and chocolate chips. 
  • Scoop the dough into balls using a 1 1/2" cookie scoop and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Place dough balls 2" apart on a parchment lined baking sheet (or use a silicone baking mat). If you'd like, press a few extra chocolate chips on the top of the dough balls which will make them look pretty after baking.
  • Bake for about 11 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges.
  • If you'd like the cookies to be perfectly round, use a large round cookie cutter (or a wide mouth mason jar ring) to place over the hot cookie. Use your hand to make quick circles on the pan, which will round out the cookie. You have to do this when the cookies is hot, so work quickly immediately after the cookies come out of the oven.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 3-4 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.



Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 36, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Serving: 34g | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 151
Keyword bake sale recipes, chocolate chip cookies, christmas cookies, easy cookie recipes

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6 years ago

5 stars
I have made these and everyone that’s tasted them is obsessed! They cause a frenzy when I take them into work.

I’ve made them a few times now. Sometimes I include rice crispies or cornflakes too. Today I tried pretzels. All good 🙂

Thanks for sharing !

6 years ago

Thjis is probably a dumb question but do you put 2 cups of CRUMBLED chips in or bigger pieces?? I don’t bake much – ha! This sounds DELICIOUS!!

James Rowat
6 years ago

Have you experimented with other flavours of chips? Or is that just going to be to weird. Wife and I are addicted to Mrs Vickies Salt and Vinegar and the Lime and Pepper.

6 years ago

Can you use kettle chips for these? Or is that too crunchy/hard a chip for this?

6 years ago

Hello, I have read your recipe, and it is as close to my mothers recipe as it gets, we have been making these cookies from as far back as I can remember, and I am 48. My recipes are all still packed in a box I have not unpacked yet, 🙁 Being a grandmother myself now, I have made these for my kids, grand kids a few times and they have always loved them. I have added many items to the recipe including chocolate chips, although they do not need it as they are amazing on their own. I will… Read more »

Lucy Loo
6 years ago

5 stars
These cookies are amazing!! I made them to share with friends and I just love their expressions when I tell them what the secret ingredient is of the potato chips! I made them and baked them exactly as the recipe read and they were perfect!

6 years ago

Can you freeze this cookie dough and bake it later?

7 years ago

I made these and they were addictive. I didn’t save them for the kids. I ate them. I ate all of them. I even ate the ones I was saving for my boyfriend. I have no shame, and I will be making these cookies AGAIN right away. Was surprised to find they aren’t salty, and the texture is just amazing. I used dirt cheap store brand potato chips. Oh, just sooooooo good. And also fantastic as the sides of ice cream sandwiches. I hid those at the back of the freezer for when the kids go to sleep. These cookies… Read more »

8 years ago

I’m just curious, would the potato chips come out soggy?

10 years ago

These are delicious cookies! My family loves the sweet/salty combination. Thanks so much for sharing it.

10 years ago

I agree that rainy days equal cookie baking. These sound downright delicious. ,thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes.

Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

Kathy Ring
10 years ago


Love looking at your site for recipes. Keep up the good work!!!

11 years ago

i want to try potato chip cookies. these sound great.

Donna Clark
11 years ago

A picture is worth a thousand words and you have again created a beautiful blog!

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