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Potato Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (6 oz bag)
2 cups crushed potato chips (4 oz)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream or beat together white sugar, brown sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well; stir in chocolate chips.

Mix together potato chips, flour, baking powder and soda. Stir dry ingredients into butter and egg. Drop by teaspoon onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Notes:

A unique cookie recipe – one that will surprise you! Cookies are not complete without a glass of milk. Drink milk often (3 times a day) but the cookies, as with all treats, enjoy them sparingly. Recipe makes 3 dozen cookies

To increase flavor and interest, add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts; doing so will increase fat 1 gram, saturated fat 1 gram, and calories to 150 per cookie.

For variety, substitute 1 cup butter scotch chips for the chocolate chips and add 1 cup chopped dates. Substitution will increase calories to 160 per cookie.

Freeze Ahead:

Cookie dough may be frozen and baked later. For convenience, line baking sheet or tray with plastic wrap. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto plastic wrap, as you would do if cookies were to be baked immediately. Cover with plastic wrap, freeze. When frozen, cookie dough may be placed in airtight freezer bag or container until ready to bake. To bake, place frozen cookie dough on un-greased cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and allow to partially thaw while oven is pre-heating (10-15 minutes). Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through and lightly browned.

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