Recipe for Salty-Sweet Chocolate Cookies

I finally found a way to prevent my family from eating any cookies that I intend to eat myself by making these salty-sweet cookies.. 

The trick is to just put something on them that they think is disgusting, but is secretly delicious to you.

salty sweet cookie recipe

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We made chocolate cookies last week, and I told my daughter that I was going to put potato chips on mine. She was horrified and said that was gross.

So when I did put the chips on about 1/3 of them, I noticed that NONE of my family ate them. Not one. 

They all went for the basic chocolate with no delicious salty embellishment.


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chocolate cookies with potato chips on them

You need to know that my family is a group of cookie hogs. I don’t buy cookies because we’ll sit in a group and eat the entire bag at once. 

The Girl Scouts know that I’m their best customer. 

I once froze cookies in the hopes that they would last longer…This just resulted in my husband eating the frozen cookies while standing in front of the open freezer. When I protested that they were frozen to stop people from eating them he said “That won’t stop me.”

So when potato chips stopped them, I was slightly stunned. Especially since I love the salt/sweet combination, but I guess they don’t.

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balls of cookie dough ready to bake

So here’s my recipe for potato chip cookies that will possibly stop the cookie hogs. This is adapted from a Bakers chocolate recipe but I changed out a few ingredients.

salty sweet cookie recipe

Salty-Sweet Chocolate Cookies

A rich chocolate cookie with a crunchy potato chip topping


  • 4 ounce Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups AP Flour
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Icing or Ganache
  • 1 cup Salty Potato Chips, crushed into small pieces


  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Prep cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter and the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. 
  • Heat for 1 minute then stir it until the chocolate melts. 
  • Add the sugar and mix well, then add the eggs and vanilla and blend in. 
  • Add the flour and mix well. 
  • Refrigerate for an hour or until the dough is stiff enough to roll into balls
  • Roll 1″ balls and place 2″ apart on a parchment- lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, don’t overbake.
  • When the cookies come out of the oven slide the parchment sheets onto a cooling rack but don’t try to remove the cookies from the parchment yet.
  • Pipe a bit of chocolate icing or ganache onto the cookies while they’re still warm.
  • Add any toppings (crushed chips) at this point, or just smooth the topping out and leave it plain.

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baked cookies

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baked cookies with chocolate ganache

Pipe a bit of chocolate icing or ganache onto the cookies while they’re still warm. Add any toppings (chips) at this point, or just smooth the topping out and leave it plain.

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When the cookies are cooled, remove from the parchment.

Final step, sit in a group with your family and eat all the cookies in one sitting. At least that’s the final step in my house.

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