It’s crunch time!

It happens often, I go to the bakery to clean or organize the place and I end up experimenting with recipes. That’s pretty much what I did all morning yesterday. I was on a mission to come up with a fun, new cookie creation. After a few hours {and a big ‘ol mess},  I came up with this recipe for Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies…and they are DELICIOUS! It’s a super simple recipe, which you know I love when a recipe is simple. I also love the fact that there are potato chips in the cookies. I love potato chips, I love french fries, I love mashed potatoes! Hey guys, do you think I love potatoes?! Clearly, I do so I thought why not put them in cookies? The potato chips add a delicious crunch to the cookie which I think you are going to love.

It’s definitely a good thing for me to get side tracked sometimes and have fun with experimenting. I can become very overwhelmed with baking and decorating orders, running the front end of the bakery, answering emails, etc. It’s nice to take a little time out every once and awhile and get back to having fun in the kitchen and just being allowed to do whatever I feel like without worrying about time ticking away. It seems like it’s ALWAYS “crunch time” in the kitchen for me and I am always running around like a crazy lady. Many of you have experienced my running around like a crazy lady when you’ve come into the bakery. I enjoyed taking my time baking and creating these cookies, because it doesn’t happen often that I get to slow down a little bit and not worry about what time it is. I’m sure you all can relate. When we can find some time to slow down and enjoy doing what we love most…even if it’s only for a few minutes, it can make all the difference in the world. I will try my best to do more of that and I encourage you all to do so as well. Maybe that means taking a little time out to bake these cookies? Whatever your time out is, I hope it brings you clarity and a little calm to your day. I included a picture I found this past week, which could not be more true! Again, I think we all can relate.

As always, thank you for taking the time to read. Don’t forget to incorporate a little time out into your busy schedule this week. Be kind to yourself. Until next time, keep it sweet! -Ange

 

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In mixing bowl: beat butter & sugar until light & flully. About 3-4 minutes. Add vanilla, continue to beat well.

In mixing bowl: beat butter & sugar until light & flully. About 3-4 minutes. Add vanilla, continue to beat well. Add flour & potato chips. Mix just until incorporated.

 

 

 

Add mini chocolate chips to the batter. Mix by hand.

Add mini chocolate chips to the dough. Mix by hand.

 

 

 

Scoop cookie dough onto lined baking sheets. Place about 2 inches apart. Take a glass & grease the bottom. Dip in sugar & press down on cookies. Cookies should be about 1/4 inch thick.

Scoop cookie dough onto lined baking sheets. Place about 2 inches apart. Take a glass & grease the bottom. Dip in sugar & press down on cookies. Cookies should be about 1/4 inch thick.

 

 

 

Bake cookies 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.

Bake cookies 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.

 

 

 

Let cookies cool completely before dipping them in melted chocolate.

Let cookies cool completely before dipping them in melted chocolate.

 

 

 

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Recipe: {Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies}

*makes 24 cookies

Ingredients:

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 cup finely crushed potato chips

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

{Chocolate Drizzle}

1 cup chocolate chips

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

 

Directions:

– Preheat oven to 35o degrees.

– In mixing bowl: beat butter & sugar until light & flully. About 3-4 minutes. Add vanilla & continue to beat well. Add flour & potato chips. Mix just until incorporated.

– Add mini chocolate chips to the dough. Mix by hand.

– Scoop cookie dough onto lined baking sheets. Place about 2 inches apart. Take a glass & grease the bottom. Dip in sugar & press down on cookies. Cookies should be about 1/4 inch thick.

– Bake cookies 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.

– While cookies are cooling, in a microwave safe bowl, heat chocolate chips & butter until melted {about 2-3 minutes}. Stir.

– Once cookies are cooled completely, dip them in the melted chocolate. You can also drizzle the chocolate over the tops of the cookies if you don’t want to dip them.

 

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