Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies

Sweet and salty potato chip cookies made even better with a dip into melted chocolate. You’ve never tasted anything like Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies! 

Everything is better dipped in chocolate! These Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies are sensational! Or try some Buttercream Truffles, it’s basically frosting dipped in chocolate!

Potato chip cookies dipped in chocolate.


What are Potato Chip Cookies?

I have been making potato chip cookies for as long as I’ve been married. My mother in law introduced me to these butter cookies way back when!

If you’ve never had these cookies before, they’re a simple butter cookie with crushed up potato chips folded into the dough.

The original recipe creates soft buttery cookies with a crunchy inside. Yum. Similar to pecan sandies.

But I took it a step further.

Double chocolate chip cookies are amazing. Like our chocolate covered oreos and our ritz cookies. Why not do it to these cookies?

Well, I did. And guess what? They are outstanding too!

In fact, this combo of sweet and salty was just about the perfect midnight snack. It took a LOT of willpower not to eat a whole plate of these cookies in one sitting.

After enjoying a dish of sweet potato casserole (I know, random), these cookies were a delicious treat.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make chocolate dipped potato chip cookies.
  • butter and shortening– my mother in law’s recipe used both, so that’s what I do too!
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract– use my homemade vanilla extract in this recipe!
  • all-purpose flour
  • crushed potato chips – any brand!
  • powdered sugar
  • Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers

How to Make Potato Chip Cookies

Step by step photos showing how to make potato chip cookies dipped in chocolate.

STEP 1. Mix butter, shortening, and sugar until well combined. Add vanilla, flour and chips.

STEP 2. Drop by Tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.

STEP 3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes, until golden brown on bottom and white on top.

STEP 4. Melt chocolate and dip cooled cookies.

You can stop right there and these will be delicious. But why not go the extra mile and top with powdered sugar? You won’t be sorry!

Chocolate dipped potato chip cookies on parchment paper.

Tips and Tricks

  • Before you begin dipping, get a sheet of wax or parchment paper ready to go. Dipping chocolate can get MESSY so getting everything set up in advance will eliminate as much excess chocolate dripping as possible.
  • Be sure to let the potato chip cookies cool completely before moving on to the dipping step!
  • Hold the cookies by one end and lightly dip them into the bowl of melted chocolate. Use a fork to remove any excess before transferring the cookie to the wax paper.
  • Don’t coat the cookies with too much chocolate. A quick dip is enough to give you the chocolate taste you want without overwhelming the potato chip flavor and texture.
Potato chip cookies with chocolate and powdered sugar.

 Recipe Notes

  • To make the cookies more uniform, and look smooth, roll into a ball and press top with thumb before baking. I usually do the first two batches like this, then give up cause I want to be done and turn my oven off!!
  • Store in an airtight container kept in a cool place. If your home runs warm and the chocolate starts to get melty, you can also keep them in the fridge for easy snacking.
  • Definitely use BOTH butter and shortening in the recipe if you can. This combination of fats creates a cookie with buttery flavor and a soft texture.

More Easy Desserts:

Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies

4.67 from 9 votes
By: Aimee
Sweet and salty potato chip cookies made even better with a dip into melted chocolate. You've never tasted anything like Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies! 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shortening like Crisco
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling on top
  • 1 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers

Instructions 

  • Mix butter, shortening (Crisco) and sugar until well combined. Add vanilla, flour and crushed potato chips.
  • Drop by 2 Tablespoons on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes, until golden brown on bottom and white on top. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • If desired (which I do), dip in melted chocolate and refrigerate to set. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To make the cookies more uniform, and look smooth, roll into a ball and press top with thumb before baking. I usually do the first two batches like this, then give up cause I want to be done and turn my oven off!!
  • Store in an airtight container kept in a cool place. If your home runs warm and the chocolate starts to get melty, you can also keep them in the fridge for easy snacking.
  • Definitely use BOTH butter and shortening in the recipe if you can. This combination of fats creates a cookie with buttery flavor and a soft texture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 331kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 22mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 19g
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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These Potato Chip cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and irresistibly good.



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Posted on July 12, 2023

Comments & Reviews

  1. Thanks for the anniversary wishes.
    Jenn- I use the cheap thin potato chips (not ruffled) as they crush easy. I too love chocolate covered chips- but for those I use the nice thick kettle ruffled. Yum.

  2. Yummy! I love the way you combine your sweet & salty! What type of potato chips do you like to use?

    When I was a kid, we used to travel to my grandparents summer home in Pennsylvania and would always stop at a candy store where they made unique chocolate creations. It was the first time I ever had a chocolate covered potato chip, and loved it! I have a hunch these cookies would bring back a flood of good memories from that trip!

    Jenn

  3. I’m definitely putting these on my list of cookies to make for treat baskets for the holidays. I love everything about these. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  4. Happy Anniversary! Why have I not heard of these before? The chocolate was brilliant. Thanks for sharing this at Fat Camp Friday this weekend. Enjoy your weekend, see you next week!

  5. Oh these sound delicious. Now I have to try these!
    Happy Anniversary!!
    Come visit me at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

  6. Thanks so much for coming by to show off some of your sugary treats this week. They look amazing 🙂 Have a fabulous long weekend ! Hope you can come share more recipes again soon!
    Katie

  7. Oh my goodness! I want to try these so badly! I am pinning them on my pinterest right now! I might even make them this weekend!

    I found you from the fun w food linky party and I am about to search around your blog for a while. 🙂

    Have a great weekend.
    Casey
    Mrsmeandu.blogspot.com

  8. GET OUTA TOWN….these sound so good I am on my way to the store for potato chips. Gotta make these. !

  9. Stop. Seriously? Chocolate dipped POTATO CHIPS? I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. I will be trying this ASAP 😀

  10. It may sound weird, but I often dip potato chips into chocolate to eat, so I KNOW these cookies are delicious!

  11. These look just yummy! I have made Mexican wedding cake cookies with potato chips but never thought to dip them in chocolate! Great idea!! Thanks for sharing on 2 Maids a Baking!! And congratulations on your wedding anniversary!!

  12. Oh my. I may have had potato chip cookies but NEVER dipped in chocolate! You are a genius! 🙂

  13. I’ve never had potato chips cookies but I love the idea plus the ingredients are so simple and always in my pantry. I’ll definitely give these a try. Would love it if you would drop by my dessert linky party and share the recipe.

    A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday
    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-5.html

  14. If you love butter cookies (or shortbread cookies) you will devour these. Potato chips add that little bit of salty, but enhance the richness of the butter. Wow- it actually sounds like I know what I’m talking about. Just trust me, they are good!

  15. Oh Mama Mia!! I ♥ cookies, though I’ve never had them with potatoe chips inside the mix! I am SO trying these : )

  16. oh my goodness I LOVE potato chip cookies!! I’m totally bookmarking this. Thank you so much for the recipe! I am your newest facebook like 🙂

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