We are now in full swing of the Holiday Season and if your like most, have been enthralled in everything from shopping to gift wrapping to baking and Holiday parties. But, let's get real. Many of my reader's have been fellow follower's all along and have always read about my moving journey's across the states.
So, let's see... since this blog was started in February of 2011 I have lived in Birmingham, AL, Richmond,VA, Hampton Roads, VA, Birmingham (Again!), Los Angeles (Again!) and now Charlotte, NC (Again!). Yes, that's right, I have moved once more. But, wait for it, wait for it... I think we might actually stay! Wow, what a concept right?
Needless to say since I made the cross country journey less than a week ago, my Holiday spirit has been lacking. However, the one thing that always get's me into the spirit of any Holiday is cooking and baking. Of course that means baking all the favorites that one makes year after year and I'm sure every family or individual has their favorites that make the rounds every year.
This cookie would be one of those. I call them Crazy Cookies because well... that's what they were called when someone gifted me this recipe many years ago. Quite frank, they are potato chip cookies. I'm sure many of you have tried one over the years, however if you haven't, you sure are missing out. This I promise you!
Since majority of my belongings are still in storage, I do not have the original recipe with me. So, I scoured the web and came across a recipe that was very similar via Martha Stewart (of course right?!) They tasted just as yummy as my stand alone recipe I bake year after year.
And lastly to all of my reader's who have been so patient with me in the last six months, I promise you that once I get out of this corporate housing (end of January) there will be many new and exciting recipes that I can't wait to share with you. Also, who knows? Maybe there might be a new blog design as well. Either way, I hope you are all having and amazing Holiday Season and go ahead, make these delicious bundles of sweet and salty goodness. They are perfect for sharing. Enjoy!
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
4 cups coarsely crushed salted potato chips (about 10 ounces), divided
1 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat together butter and sugars with a mixer on high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add vanilla and eggs, and beat on medium speed until just combined.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and beat on low speed until just combined. Stir in 2 cups potato chips and the nuts.
Roll dough into 2-inch balls, and then roll balls in remaining potato chips to coat. Place cookies 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheet.
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 5 days.
Source: Martha Stewart.com