There are many claims as to the origins of this cookie. I only know they are just plain good.
Make and share this Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from Food.com.
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1⁄2 lb cool margarine, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup sugar
- 3⁄4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 large egg white, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 ounces potato chips, crushed (about 6 cups, my favorite is Ruffles)
- 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or 3 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
- Position racks in the top and bottom thirds of the oven; preheat oven to 350°.
- In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and nutmeg until combined; set aside.
- Put margarine in a big bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until softened.
- Add in both sugars; continue beating until combined but grainy, with no bits of margarine visible, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in the egg, then the egg white and vanilla.
- Turn off the beaters; add in the flour mixture, and beat at low speed until a sticky and thick but nonetheless soft batter forms, about 20 seconds.
- Remove the beaters and stir in the crushed potato chips and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon, just until evenly distributed.
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto 2 large ungreased nonstick baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 8 minutes, then reverse the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom.
- Continue baking for about 7 more minutes, or until the cookies are browned and somewhat firm to touch.
- Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.