Potato Chip Cookies with Chocolate and Sea Salt

The perfect chewy cookie recipe, studded with chocolate and potato chips throughout, then finished off with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt for an added boost in flavor.

Potato Chip Cookies with Chocolate and Sea Salt Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I’m having one of those moments my mom did growing up, standing in line, waiting for that precious Cabbage Patch doll to give to her only daughter on Christmas morning. I don’t know if it’s something I asked for or something she just wanted to surprise me with because honestly, I don’t remember that Christmas or even how old I was when I got my first Cabbage Patch doll. But I remember the story. And I remember that doll. I remember the matching outfits my mom even made for me and the doll.

Only my moment… it’s over Frozen dolls. When I first decided I wanted to find them for the girls, every store was already sold out of Elsa dolls and it didn’t seem fair to get one doll and not the other so I got the smaller magi-clip dolls instead. A good substitute but still not what I had hoped to get. Here and there I’d search and find outrageously priced dolls, laugh a little and move on. Because really, who pays $40+ for a Barbie sized doll?

Anyway… my local store just got a new shipment in and I’m ridiculously excited to pick them up and surprise the kids. The only debate now will be, how long can I hold out? Can I wait until the movie release next month? Can I wait until Easter and put them in their baskets? Or will I cave and hand them over this weekend? I’m probably just as excited to give them to the kids as they will be to get them.

Potato Chip Cookies with Chocolate and Sea Salt Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

For the longest time I protested sweet/salty food. I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. I wanted nothing to do with it. In my mind, they were meant to be separate. Sweet or salty but not both. Once I finally caved, it was a whole new world of possibilities and loves. Given that I’ve been semi obsessed with cookies lately, it seemed fitting to finally whip up an amazing sweet and salty cookie.

These soft and chewy cookies are loaded with salty potato chips, chocolate and finished off with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt for an added boost of saltiness. If you’re a sweet and salty fan, then these are an absolute must make!

Potato Chip Cookies with Chocolate and Sea Salt Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Potato Chip Cookies with Chocolate and Sea Salt

The perfect chewy cookie recipe, studded with chocolate and potato chips throughout, then finished off with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt for an added boost in flavor.
Prep Time1 hour 35 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time1 hour 48 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Servings: 2 dozen cookies


  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 C cake flour
  • 3/4 C bread flour
  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 C plain potato chips
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix until no streaks remain and all ingredients have been incorporated well. With mixer running on low, slowly add potato chips and chocolate chips. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. On a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet, using a medium cookie scoop, space cookies 2-inches apart. Lightly sprinkle with extra sea salt. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Allow cookies to rest on pan for 1 minute prior to transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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40 Responses to “Potato Chip Cookies with Chocolate and Sea Salt”

  1. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

    You’re such a good mommy. I heard Frozen was amazing. I haven’t seen it yet, but it’s going to happen as soon as they release the DVD. I’m currently obsessed with the minions from Despicable Me. Have you and your girls seen it yet? Both movies are hilarious. I’m such a nerd for Disney/Pixar movies. Love these cookies. Pinned.

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      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

      You definitely have to see it when it’s released on dvd next month! We loved Despicable Me (1 and 2) as well! Very cute :)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — February 20, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Oh man, Frozen dolls? I WANT! I LOVE that movie.
    And, these cookies? WHOA. Chocolate, sat, POTATO CHIPS.
    I die.

    • #
      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Thanks Taylor :)

  3. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — February 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Cookies and chips. DAY MADE!

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      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Right?! :) Thanks Steph

  4. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — February 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Love the salty goodness here!!

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      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 11:50 am

      Thanks Marie :)

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    Amy @Very Culinary — February 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Haley’s birthday was a couple weeks ago and it was nothing short of a miracle that the Frozen dolls were in stock at one of our local stores. I snatched those suckers up. Worth every penny – she was SO excited. I even bought the little figurine set. She plays with them in the sink. O.o. Anyway, adding the cookies to my never ending list of ones to try. I love pretzels, so why not potato chips!

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      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 11:50 am

      I wish I could find the castle for a decent price. Not that they need it but it’d be fun. Disney sure is making plenty of $ off of this movie!

  6. #
    Sherri hall — February 20, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    This is so different, such a great idea!

    • #
      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Sherri :)

  7. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — February 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    i always call these cowboy cookies. Not sure why potato chips equals cowboys. Boy are they good though!

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      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Oh that’s funny because my family has a “cowboy cookie” too but it’s completely different (oatmeal etc and no potato chips ha)

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — February 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    okay, you MUST know that I’m Momofuku Milk Bar obsessed bc oh-em-geee potato chips in chocolate chip cookies WIN at life! love love love this :)

    • #
      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      I’ve only just recently heard of those cookies but I clearly have to try them now :)

  9. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — February 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    ps – So glad I found your blog :)

  10. #
    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — February 20, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    i have always been sweet + salty kind of person and these cooking – need some like now!

    • #
      Rachel — February 20, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      You should make them for the weekend ;)

  11. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — February 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I am a huge fan of sweet and salty! It completes me! These cookies are so pretty!!! I had no idea there were Frozen dolls…I should have known there would be though :-)

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      Rachel — February 21, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Thanks Jocelyn! And seriously, they’re making a killing off of this movie lol dolls of all sizes and much more!

  12. #
    Honda — February 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Do you need to crush the chips first?

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      Rachel — February 21, 2014 at 7:13 am

      They will be crushed during the mixing process but you can break down larger chips. You definitely don’t want them to be small pieces when you add them into the dough for fear of them getting lost.

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — February 20, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I could never wait… so I would give the dolls to them this weekend :) Love the combination of potato chips with chocolate chips in cookies. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rachel — February 21, 2014 at 7:10 am

      I’m really trying to hold out… we’ll see how long that lasts lol. I have one of the boy characters arriving today so we’ll see if that pushes me over the edge with excitement.

  14. #
    Tieghan — February 21, 2014 at 12:24 am

    Amazing combo!! Salt, sweet and loaded with chocolate! Yup, perfect!

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      Rachel — February 21, 2014 at 7:09 am

      Thanks Tieghan :)

  15. #
    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — February 21, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I was a late comer to the sweet and salty craze, but I’m a huge fan now. These look delicious!

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      Rachel — February 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks Laura!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 21, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    The best combination for a cookie! Salty, sweet, and crunchy! I think you should try to hold out as long as you can with the dolls but totally give in if you feel like it ;)

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      Rachel — February 22, 2014 at 8:34 am

      I’m totally trying to hold out but we’ll see how long that lasts lol

  17. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

    These cookies are ridiculously awesome.

    And I need someone to go see little girls movies with! I’m stuck with the Lego movie.

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — February 25, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    My mom and aunt did the same for me for my cabbage patch kid dolls…what a blast from the past. :)
    I love salty and sweet together so these cookies look AMAZING!
    PS I think my comments are going into your spam. :(

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      Rachel — February 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks so much! And I’m glad to have brought back the memory for you too! Thanks also for letting me know. I snagged your other comment from spam. Hopefully that won’t happen again. :)

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — March 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I definitely believe that sweet and salty belong together. Like pretzels and m&m’s, or salted caramels. Can’t wait to try these cookies, they sound fantastic!

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      Rachel — March 5, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Thanks Jen!

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    Josie — April 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Trader Joe’s sells chocolate-covered potato chips, and I don’t allow myself to buy them because I pretty much demolish the bag in one sitting. However, I will be making these cookies soon. Amazing. My kindergartener is going to a Frozen-themed ballet camp this week, and is so excited she can’t sleep. Such a good movie :)

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      Rachel — April 7, 2014 at 7:07 am

      Oh my gosh! She’s going to have an absolute blast! And I hope you make the cookies and love them as much as we did! :)

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    D — September 18, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Came across this recipe from Iron Chef Shellie’s blog. Made these cookies on 3 consecutive weekends already (with slightly reduced sugar), they are the best soft-baked chocolate chip cookies! Most people couldn’t make out the potato chips and I left them out of subsequent batches. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Rachel — September 19, 2017 at 6:58 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! :)

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