. . . to bring you . . . a cookie recipe! Well, gee, what did you expect from a self-proclaimed cookie monster?
But before I get to the yummy recipe, I wanted to say THANK YOU. Thank you for sticking around while I’ve been gone taking care of our newborn son. I cannot tell you how much that means to me! Not only have you stuck around, but there’s quite a few of you that are new to our Nest. WELCOME ALL! It’s a delight, and a compliment, to have you here!
While I’ve been away, I managed to find some time in between diaper changes and burping, to add a couple of new items to the Etsy shop: the ever popular vintage, black and white, Dundee Orange Marmalade crock:
and an antique Mexican sugar mold:
Now for the cookies. Potato chip cookies no less. When I saw this recipe in Woman’s Day, I thought “Hmm. Potato chips in a cookie recipe? That sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen. I should try them!” It’s basically a shortbread recipe with pecans and potato chips added. They’re a delicious combination of salt and sweet. And do you wanna know what else is wonderful about them? You can eat the dough!
Potato Chip Cookies
3/4 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 Cup sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 Cups flour
1/2 Cup chopped pecans
3/4 Cup crushed potato chips
Preheat oven to 350?F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt, until fluffy. Then, with the mixer set to low, add the flour slowly until it is all added and just barely incorporated. Dough will be stiff. Then stir in the pecans, followed by the potato chips until well blended.
On a small plate, put 1/4 cup extra sugar. Create balls of dough roughly 1 Tbsp in size. Roll each ball in the sugar and place on the baking sheet. Press each dough ball flat with a spoon, glass or cup until they are 1/4 inch thick.
Bake 14-16 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Remove them from the oven and let them set on the cookie sheet for a minute or two. Finish the cooling on a wire rack.
Thank you for reading!
P.S. Sorry for the quick post. I’ll share more of what we’ve been up to during the month of July when I return next week. Pinky swear.
P.S.S. For those of you that noticed, I completely forgot Transformation Tuesday this past week and I blame it on my sleep deprived brain. I am SO SORRY! TT will return next week so we can all see what you’ve been up to for the past two weeks instead of one.