Potato Chip Crunchies Recipe
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Potato Chip Crunchies Recipe

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When my family comes home, I like having treats ready for them. No matter what's on the cookie tray, these are always the first to vanish. —Dorothy Buiter, Worth, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:96 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 96 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed potato chips
  • Additional crushed potato chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie (calculated without optional chip: 77 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in pecans and 1 cup potato chips.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 1-1/2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork. If desired, top cookies with additional chips.
  3. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Potato Chip Crunchies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p37

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Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Wow! Who would have thought? Easy and delicious too! With Potato chips no less! My husband loved these and they really are like Pecan Sandies; only better."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"[quote user="sauceen"]

back again...can someone tell me why i can not print some recipes,like this one??????click on and does not work????i know this off the recipe,but i really want to know what to do to get them....thanks sauceen
I always highlight and cut and paste into a word document.  That way I can adjust the recipe or add other ingredients.  I then save it to my own file in recipes.  I've found that when I use the print option on recipe sights, I wind up having other things printed that I don't need, thus wasting ink!  Hope this helps.

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"The cookie did not live up to my expectations. I would spend my ingredients on a much better recipe!"

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2009

"These have been my families favorite for years. I have to make them for every holiday. I've even added chocolate chips"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"These potatoe chip cookies are wonderful! My Favorite! So easy and so very good!"

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