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a hand holding up a potato chip cookie. other cookies are visible in the background on a bake sheet

Potato Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies are simple sweet cookies with a beautiful crunch from potato chips and walnuts to make them perfect. Make this potato chip cookie recipe for the holidays and it will be new favorite loved by all. This is a tried and true, heirloom Christmas cookie and the best potato chip cookies recipe ever.
4.73 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 168 kcal


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar plus additional for coating the balls of cookie dough
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1-½ cup all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • ¾ cup crushed plain potato chips


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine the sugar, butter, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  • To the above, add the flour, baking soda, walnuts, and potato chips. Combine to form the cookie dough.
  • Form the dough into 1-in balls, and roll each in granulated sugar. Put the sugared cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet, spacing to allow for the cookies to flatten as they bake. Make crisscross marks with a fork.
  • Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes until just barely golden around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields approximately two dozen cookies.


These cookies can be stored in a gallon resealable bag (1 or 2 layers) or in an air tight container for up to 5 days. Alternatively, they can be stored in a freezer for a month.


Calories: 168kcal (8%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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