Monday, December 12, 2011

Potato chip cookies

My favorite part of Christmas is making cookies to give out to family and friends. I always have my traditional standbys, and then I love to find the odd little gems likes these.

I wanted to share them with you!!!

These are a fun variation of a butter cookie. Salty and sweet, dense and flaky.

1 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 c. crushed potato chips

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Mix in flour and chips. Dough will be really sticky. Turn out onto a heavily floured surface and kneed in about 1/2 cup more flour. Carefully roll it out (it is tuff to work with) and cut into 2" circles. I used a small glass. Put on ungreased cookie sheet - 350 degrees for 13 minutes.

Let cool completely. Leave them as they are or make sandwich cookies out of them with a chocolate filling!

Chocolate Ganache
2 c. whipping cream
1 - 12 oz pkg semi sweet choc. chips

Bring the whipping cream to a simmer in a heavy sauce pan. Stir a lot so it won't scorch When it is simmering add the bag of choc chips. Stir til the chips have melted and continue to stir for about 4 more minutes.

Let the ganache COMPLETELY cool. It can take several hours. I make mine the nite before and keep it in a covered container in the ice box til I need to use it.

What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh...I've never heard of these cookies before! Chocolate and potato chips together? Salty and sweet all at once would be heaven in my mouth... Wishing you a wonderful new year!