Snack Bar Madness Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chewy cookies are endlessly customizable to suit your mood. Add any combination of nuts, candy or dried fruit. The potato chips add a salty finish that really works for those who love the sweet and salty combination.
Cooking Channel Snack Bar Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Cooking Channel Snack Bar Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Customize chewy cookies to fit your mood. Potato chips add a salty finish for a sweet and salty treat.

Photo by: Courtesy Claudia Sidoti ©2012 CookingChannelTV.com

Courtesy Claudia Sidoti, 2012 CookingChannelTV.com

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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened, 1/2 pound
  • 1/2 cup lightly firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup lightly crushed thick-slice potato chips
  • Up to 1 cup total of any or all of your favorite stir-ins: chopped walnuts, pecans, peanuts, candy-coated chocolate or peanut butter candy, such as mini M&M's or Reese's pieces, dried cranberries or cherries, white chocolate chips, chocolate chunks or toffee bits

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy on medium speed in another bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla.

At a low speed, add the flour mixture in batches until just blended. (Be careful not to overbeat or the dough will toughen.) Stir in chocolate chips and your choice of stir-ins with a wooden spoon until well-combined. Chill the dough 30 minutes or overnight.

Shape or scoop using an ice cream scoop into 2-inch balls spaced about 3 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets, about 3 minutes. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool.

Total time: 13 hours

Yield: about 20 cookies

Level: Easy

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