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Pinsanity! Potato Chip Cookies

 

 

 

Both Sarah and I are insane for Pinterest. It’s an addiction we’re proud to admit to. Browsing through all those pretty pictures for hours on end is fascinating. We pin crafts, recipes, decorating ideas, cleaning tips…whatever catches our eye, but somehow we never ended up actually trying any of them. So, join us as we start our Pinsanity series, where we test the items we’ve pinned.

Today I’ll be trying Potato Chip cookies. I love chocolate chip cookies and when I saw this unique twist on my favorite I had to give it a chance. Let’s see how they turn out! He’re’s the recipe:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Combine the flour and baking soda and slowly add to the creamed sugars. Mix well. Stir in the potato chips and chocolate chips. Drop by small spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack.

Simple, right?

First I creamed the butter and sugars together.

After adding two eggs, I then whisked together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

I combined wet and dry ingredients, mixed thoroughly, and then it was time for the magic! I put the potato chips in a baggie and used my rolling pin to crush, crush, crush!

I combined the crushed potato chips and chocolate chips in the bowl and gave it one last, good whirl.

I spooned out the gooey goodness onto my favorite cookie sheet and then slid them into a preheated 350 degree oven.

I had to bake mine a little longer than the recipe called for, about 13-14 minutes. This batch yielded about 36 cookies and they’re a good size, not little chippers.

So, what was the result? Well, they were good and tasty, light and crisp. Did they pack a salty punch? No. I certainly could taste the texture of the crunchy crushed potato chips but the actual salty goodness did not come through for this batch. This is a good cookie recipe but for me there was certainly no “wow’ factor. I decided to have my husband try them just to see if my palate is dull. I chose not to tell him about the potato chips. His exact words were: “You added some sort of whole grain, didn’t you?” Hm. Not sure how to take that. After I explained what the mystery ingredient was, he added: “I do like the crunchy texture. They’re good.” So, there you go.

I want to thank Karly at Buns in my Oven for posting this recipe and inspiring me to try something new and different!

For Our Veterans – Thank You

Today we say thank you to all our veterans, both past and present, for keeping all of us free. Your service leaves us speechless, as do these photos.

Source: va.gov via Janet on Pinterest

 

 

 

Source: google.com via Christy on Pinterest

 

 

Source: weheartit.com via Bree on Pinterest

 

Source: google.com via Kasie on Pinterest

 

 

Thank you for your service. Thank you for your sacrifice. Thank you for keeping us safe and free.

Virtual European Vacation

What a week!  I don’t know about you but I could sure use a vacation.  Sadly, that’s not happening anytime soon.  I may not be able to get away but I can take a mini-vacation right here in front of my computer at home.  Do you need a mini-vaca?  How does a whirlwind tour of Europe sound?  Grab a drink and a comfortable chair and sail away with me…

 

Source: google.com via Stephanie on Pinterest

 

Source: speckyboy.com via Jenn on Pinterest

 

 

 

Source: wallbase.cc via Cody on Pinterest

 

 

Ah, I’m feeling better already.