This week my Virtual Trek brought me to Sage Junction in Eastern Idaho. That's 582 miles into my journey, with about 80 miles until I reach the Wyoming border.
As I prepare to say farewell to Idaho in this Virtual Trek, I decided to bake an Idaho-inspired cookie recipe (I also needed a break from the mass of pies I've been baking in preparation for my pie baking classes with Portland Community College this fall).
When I found potato chip cookie recipes honoring the Idaho spud, I knew I couldn't resist. I mean, who wouldn't want to see the final result of crushing half a pound of potato chips into a cookie recipe? My curiosity had to be satiated.
I was surprisingly delighted by the cookie's texture and sweet-meets-salty flavor. Pretty darn good and nothing like anything I'd had before. However, I definitely can't devour too many of these in one sitting. Ooof. I'll be shipping many to loved ones in care packages. <3
If you're curious to try a potato chip cookie recipe yourself, here are a few versions:
- Buttery Walnut Potato Chip Cookies. By Kleinworth & Co. and featured as the Idaho cookie recipe on Bob's Red Mill United States of Cookies.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt Potato Chips. By Kelis Rogers for The Splendid Table.
- Brown Butter Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies. By Joanne Ozug at Fifteen Spatulas.
- Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies. By Naomi Robinson of Bakers Royale.
- Potato Chip Cookies. By King Arthur Baking.
After reading through many recipes, I baked a variation of a chocolate chip cookie recipe, where I added half a pound of crushed potato chips (for real!).
Happy baking! Off to increase my step count...