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November 25, 2017

Cranberry Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies

Salty, sweet, savory and tart, Cranberry Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies make the PERFECT holiday dessert! Start with a buttery, shortbread-esque dough, then fill it with crunchy, salty potato chips, chopped tart cranberries and semisweet chocolate chips! Drizzle with melted chocolate for a finishing touch. Gooey and decadent, Cranberry Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies will be adored by all. Salty-sweet-savory-tart cookies are the best combination!

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Y’ALL!

The most wonderful time of the year is here! And today marks the start of this year’s Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange!

This week, I’m teaming up with several food blog friends to bring y’all new, exciting, gorgeous cookie recipes for the holiday season.

Oh, and we’re adding a charity component this year, partnering with a worthy cause to raise money and awareness throughout the month. Because—to me—part of the joy of this season is giving back and helping others.

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This year’s Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange is benefitting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. The charity, founded in 2008, is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer.

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has inspired more than 8,000 fundraising events in all 50 states and 16 countries and has granted $15 million, funding 100 research projects, including 37 that are now treatments available for children battling cancer today.

If you’d like to join us in giving back this season, please consider making a donation through our fundraising page. 🙂

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Now… how about these Cranberry Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies?

They’re certainly a mouthful to say, but they embody one of my favorite flavor combinations. Salty-sweet-tart is the BOMB, and these cookies have it in spades!

Cranberries add tartness to the cookies. The semisweet chocolate chips add a lovely gooey sweetness. And the potato chips add crunch and salty goodness.

Basically, these are the cookies of our dreams. And they’re adapted from my Memother’s Potato Chip Cookies recipe, which is a long-standing family favorite.

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Ready to learn how to make these decadent cookies for the upcoming holiday season?

Scroll on down to learn how easy they are!

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Cranberry Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies

Salty, sweet, savory and tart, Cranberry Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies make the PERFECT holiday dessert! Start with a buttery, shortbread-esque dough, then fill it with crunchy, salty potato chips, chopped tart cranberries and semisweet chocolate chips! Drizzle with melted chocolate for a finishing touch. Gooey and decadent, Cranberry Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies will be adored by all. Salty-sweet-savory-tart cookies are the best combination!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened and at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1.75 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup potato chips , crushed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries , chopped
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Set aside. 

  2. Using a food processor, chop the cranberries, and set aside.

  3. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.

  4. Add the flour and vanilla extract, mixing until batter has just come together.

  5. Using a plastic spatula, stir in the crushed potato chips, chopped cranberries and semisweet chocolate chips.

  6. Once mixed, drop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet with a spoon.

  7. Using a fork, make criss-cross patterns on top of the cookies to flatten them before baking. (Pro tip: Dip the fork tines in ice water before and after each cookie to prevent sticking.)

  8. Transfer the cookies to the oven, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

  9. When the cookies have cooked through, remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack after 10 minutes. (Waiting some minutes before transferring them to the cooling rack will ensure they don’t fall apart once moved.)

  10. Once the cookies have cooled completely, heat the additional chocolate chips and butter together in a microwave-safe bowl. Transfer to a pastry bag (or a plastic bag). Snip the tip, and drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled cookies.

  11. Enjoy with a glass of milk!

Recipe Notes

If you're not partial to semisweet chocolate and would like something sweeter, simply substitute milk chocolate chips in the recipe. 🙂 

 

Do you like salty-sweet-savory-tart flavors, too?

Could I interest you in one of these cookies?

Be sure to come back throughout the week to see all the cookies made for this year’s Sweetest Season Virtual Cookie Exchange! Please consider making a monetary donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, too, to help us spread joy and hope throughout the month of December.

12 Comments

  1. dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    ever since you mentioned this recipe, i cannot stop thinking about it and love the festive version of it.

  2. Leanne | Crumb Top Baking

    Erin, these sound fantastic! I’ve had potato chip cookies before, but never like this. Love the addition of cranberries and chocolate drizzle! Such a great recipe for a cookie exchange! Happy baking!

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  4. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    I don’t even know where to begin, these just look amazing! So many delicious flavors all in one cookie. And that drizzle on top! Ahh I can’t wait to make these.

  5. Malinda

    These cookies sound amazing! And they look perfect for a cookie exchange!

  6. Danielle Green

    I am just imagining all the flavors going on at the same time and love the thought of it!

  7. Julie

    I loooooove potato chips in cookies – and clearly so do other people, since potato chip pretzel cookie bars are one of the most popular recipes on my blog. 😉 I totally love the addition of cranberries for a pop of red — what a perfectly festive holiday cookie. These look DELICIOUS!

  8. Marisa

    Love a sweet and salty cookie and love this cranberry twist!

  9. Julie Evink

    These look AMAZING!!!!! Yum… I can’t wait to try them!! They are on my “Make” list… Immediately!!!

  10. Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food

    Oh, I must try these! Potato chips? That’s awesome! Thank you for spearheading this project — and thank you for all the blogging encouragement. Merry Christmas!

  11. Melissa Howell

    Oh man, I’m so sorry I missed out on this cookie exchange! But what a great idea for charity! I’ve never tried potato chips in cookies, but I bet they’re delicious!

  12. LeAndra

    These are so unique. Love the sweet and salty combo!

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