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Monday, July 23, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly Potato Chip Cookies

Having two small kids can make you see the world from their eyes. Bubbles all of a sudden become amazing, play dough is super awesome, and a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich can make ya smile. Well, these cookies embrace childhood in just one bite.  Peanut butter and jelly thumb print cookies rolled in potato chips. Just like when you were little and you totally put them in your sandwich. Don't worry Mom's not looking. 
Gathering all the ingredients. I used regular old fashion potato chips and just mashed them up in a bag. Very therapeutic. 
Rolled the peanut butter cookie balls in the crushed chips. 

These cookies are really a treat. I pinkie swear that it is hard not to eat more than one! 


Peanut Butter and Jelly Potato Chip Cookies

Makes about 30 fairly large cookies.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg 
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups creamy peanut butter
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 cups potato chips crushed 
1/2 cup jam flavor of your choice. 

Preheat oven to 375 F

In a mixer cream butter and both sugars together. 
Add the egg and vanilla and continue to mix it up. 
In another bowl add flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.
Add the flour mixture to the sugar and stir until combined. Add the peanut butter and mix well. 
Roll the mixture into about a tablespoon size ball. Toss in the egg white and then roll into the crumbled potato chips, until well coated. 
Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Press the end of a wooden spoon or your pinkie finger into the ball to create a little pocket for the jam. 

Bake for 12 to 15 min until the cookies have spread and are baked through. 
Let cool and then fill them with the jam. Once filled allow the cookies to set about an hour prior to serving. 

12 comments:

  1. Nicole, these cookies would be such a nice treat! Iove the salty element from the potato chips. I'd definitely have a hard time eating just one of these. :)

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  2. Oh how beyond-words wonderful!!

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  3. Ooh, brilliant. I have to try this.

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  4. I want one. Make that ten!

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  5. Nicole- Those are all my favorite foodies from childhood. I was totally one of those that stuffed chips in sammies. They look delicious. Hope you're having a great weekend with the kiddos. :)

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  6. Your photos are awesome! I see you used a few techniques from the class :) It was great to meet you, too, and I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

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  7. Okay - those look crazy good! Mix kids would pounce all over these! Love it!

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