Chocolaty Sweet and Salty Potato Chip Cookie

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Introduction: Chocolaty Sweet and Salty Potato Chip Cookie

About: I am married with two children. Spring, summer, and fall are my very favorite times of the year. I love the sunshine thus the reason for my name. The 2 I's are because sunshine was already taken. I enjoy wo...
Here is a recipe to satisfy those sweet and salty taste buds! I appreciate this recipe because it is not overly sweet. This is an entry for the copy cat challenge. They are easy to make and tasty to eat! This is a recipe I found at: http://www.framedcooks.com/2012/08/chocolate-dipped-potato-chip-cookies.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chocolate-dipped-potato-chip-cookies

Step 1: Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup reduced fat potato chips, crushed fine (put them in a zippered plastic bag and roll them with a rolling pin to crush them
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped very fine
1/4 teaspoon salt (yes, really! Don't leave it out.)
8 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces and slightly softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate

Step 2: Utensils

Several mixing bowls
Measuring cups and spoons
Mixing spoon
Broiler or 2 different size pans to melt the chocolate
Cutting board not shown
Rolling pin
Cookie sheets
Spatula not shown
Mixer
Cooling rack optional
Serving plate
Parchment paper


 

Step 3: Prep Work

Place a few chips into a measuring cup.
Using your fist to break them up.
Do this until you have a little over 1/2 cup.
Pour the pieces into a zip lock bag.
Use the rolling pen to crush them smaller.
Add more if needed to make 1/2 cup of crushed potato chips.
 

Step 4: Line Cookie Sheet

Line the cookie sheet with Parchment paper.
Pre-heat oven 350F
 

Step 5: Nuts

Finely chop the pecans.
Lightly brown them on the stove top.

Step 6: Chocolate

I used 2 pans to broil the chocolate.
Fill the larger pan about 1/2  with water.
Place on the stove top.
Remove the wrappers from the chocolate and place them into the pan.
Set aside until time to melt the chocolate.

Step 7: Measure Ingredients

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup reduced fat potato chips, crushed fine (put them in a zippered plastic bag and roll them with a rolling pin to crush them
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped very fine
1/4 teaspoon salt (yes, really! Don't leave it out.)
8 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces and slightly softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar

1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate

 

Step 8: Mix Dry Ingredients

 
Combine potato chips, flour, pecans and salt in a bowl.
 

Step 9: Mix Butter

Beat butter and both sugars in a mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes.Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

Step 10: Combine

Slowly add flour mixture until completely combined.

Step 11: Roll Into Balls

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Flatten dough balls with your fingers until they are 1/4 inch thick. I made these by flattening as well as leaving them a ball.

Step 12: Bake

Bake for 5 minutes, rotate cookie sheet and bake for another 5 minutes, watching the cookies during the second 5 minutes to make sure they don't get too brown. 

Step 13: Cool

Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then cool completely on a rack.

Step 14: Melt

Melt the chocolate slowly in a double boiler, stirring until smooth.
 

Step 15: Dip

Dip each cookie almost halfway in chocolate, place on a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper and refrigerate until chocolate has hardened.

Step 16: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

These cookies certainly satisfied the sweet and salty cravings I sometimes have. I like sweets that aren't too sweet. The combination is satisfying.


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Sunshiine
 

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    Oh my gosh these look so amazing!!

    Thanks onrust! Hope your day is awesome!
    Sunshiine

    And more in the making! : )

    Get ready for cyber delivery!

    I thought you would appreciate this!

    vir·tu·al   [vur-choo-uhl] Show IPA
    adjective
    1.
    being such in power, force, or effect, though not actually or expressly such: a virtual dependence on charity.
    2.
    Optics .
    a.
    noting an image formed by the apparent convergence of rays geometrically, but not actually, prolonged, as the image formed by a mirror ( opposed to real).
    b.
    noting a focus of a system forming virtual images.
    3.
    temporarily simulated or extended by computer software: a virtual disk in RAM; virtual memory on a hard disk.

    There is no such a thing in real life that is cyber delivery. I use that term when I get a request for something I have made. I say OK I will send it cyber delivery. It is like a virtual cookie. You lick your PC screen. Just something I made up. Sunshiine

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    Some Fantastic images here, some really creative, some excellent timing.

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    Is that because you have a salty sweet tooth? Thanks for commenting and have a splendorous day! Sunshiine

    I took it that way! Do you like sweet and salty? I like cookies but I don't like them real sweet.

    I think i rather sweat but i don't mind salty