As if potato chips couldn’t get any better – have you tried them baked into cookie dough?
When you’re perusing the aisles of a grocery store looking for a snack, cookies and potato chips are two of the most undoubtedly popular options. Are you craving something sweet and soft? Crunchy and salty? Or maybe even both? If you’re on the hunt for a snack that is the best of both worlds, luckily, you don’t have to look any further than the two snacks you were already considering.
Potato chips baked into cookies aren’t exactly a new idea that no one has ever done before. If you ask us, the textures and flavours naturally complement each other. Still, it’s an idea that we don’t think gets nearly enough traction for how good it is. Because, let’s face it: baking potato chips into cookies might sound odd and, dare we say, even gratuitous. And if that is what you were thinking, let us set the record straight that it’s neither of those things. All it is is delicious. Fullstop.
But, as with most dishes and baked goods, the most important part of delicious food is quality ingredients. On top of adding the perfect crunch thanks to how they’re made, Kettle Brand potato chips offer the versatility that a bake like this calls for. While a simple sea-salted chip will probably yield the most consistent results because of how well it pairs with sweetness, Kettle Brand gives a lot of room to get creative with it.
Whether you’re looking to add a spicy, tangy or cheesy element, you will probably be able to find what you’re looking for with Kettle Brand. On top of their massive amount of flavour options, they also have crinkle cut, organic, and non-GMO potato chip options.
If we’ve been able to convince you that this is something you ought to try out for yourself, great! And if that’s you, your next question is probably how you should go about it. Good question!
It entirely depends on how much cookie-to-potato chip ratio you’re looking for. If you want the balance to be pretty even, we recommend doing one chip per cookie. Simply shape the cookie dough around the potato chip, making sure to cover all of its edges. This works best when you’re not using an overly sticky dough. If you instead wanted it to simply complement the cookie without being too overpowering, try using half a chip per cookie. Instead of wrapping it in cookie dough this time, crush it up and press it into the top of the cookie before you put it in the oven to bake.
This simple enhancement is so easy to do that if you’re a fan of both cookies and potato chips (and how could you not be???) we implore you to try! If you’re trying to impress your friends and family this upcoming holiday season, this is something that they won’t expect but will love.
So the next time you’re pondering over a bag of Kettle Brand chips and cookies at the grocery store (hopefully The Sweet Potato in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto!), why choose when you don’t have to? If you’re a person who loves something sweet and salty and crunchy and soft or just a person who loves to bake and try new things, this is for you.