Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 27: Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

The, shall we say, less high-class end of Southern cooking contains a number of confections made from potato chips. After all, who doesn't like sweet and salty together? If you spend any time among the food videos on YouTube, you have likely encountered Jolene Sugarbaker, the Trailer Park Queen. Some years back, she posted a recipe for Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies, which was just begging to be veganized. I also cut the recipe in half, and still had 40 small-ish cookies.

Cream together:
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c vegan margarine
1/2 c oil (I used peanut)

2 1/2 T soy yogurt (plain, unsweetened)
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
1/2 t cream of tartar
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 c crushed potato chips

Gently stir in:
2 c all purpose flour
(Add more flour if it seems too wet. I added about 2 T more.)
1 c vegan chocolate chips

Scoop balls of dough, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.


panda with cookie said...

How potato-chippy are they? I don't know why, but I expected them to have big chunks of potato chip showing through.

JohnP said...

I suppose you could make them with big pieces of chips, but I crushed mine fine. They are deceptive. There is a texture (in a good way) that's hard to identify. Tim first guessed coconut. Once you know what it is, you can tell. The salt/chocolate combo is great. I took some of these to work, and they were gone quickly, with demands for the recipe.

jessy said...

oooh, these sound fantastical! i've always wanted to bake with potato chips, i have yet to though. Terry posted a recipe for some heart attack trash mash cookies a while ago and i never got around to them because i got all intimidated. (

i'm gonna deglutenize your cookies and make them happen. this has me thinking as to what potato chips i love the most that would taste the best. so awesome!

Kittee Bee Berns said...

oh yum! and i can't imagine a cookie recipe that yields 80?? that is nutballs, john.


JohnP said...

kittee and jessy, i'll be waiting for the xgfx version of these!

GiGi said...

OOOh. sweet and salty. I've made pretzel chocolate chip cookies but not potato cip cookies. OH boy oh boy. Do these go with dip? Thank you for posting.

Tami said...

Love the idea of adding chips to potato chip cookies! When I made something similar a few years ago, I ended up drizzling them with chocolate. Chips would be way better!