Sweet and Salty Triple Chip Cookies

May 21, 2012, In: Food

Have you ever had a craving for something late at night? Please tell me I’m not be the only one. I tend to be one of those people who craves something for a while and then all of a sudden, WHAM! I have to have it NOW!

That was me this week with chocolate chip cookies. In the back of my mind, a cookie sounded oh so delicious until one night at 10:00 pm, I just had to have one. I went digging through my cupboards and realized I was short on chocolate chips. Ugh!

Of course, I could have made the cookies with less of the key ingredient, but that’s just crazy. After all, necessity is the mother of invention so how was I going to improvise? I was not about to run out to the grocery store at 10:00pm like a mad woman craving chocolate.

Problem was I didn’t have quite enough chocolate chips for a full batch. So, what’s a girl to do? Use what you’ve got! I love the combination of sweet and salty so since I was short on the sweet, I decided to up the salty. Good thing too because the improvisation led to some really yummy cookies that I have dubbed Sweet and Salty Triple Chip Cookies.

What did I use, you ask? The three chips are mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and potato chips. That’s right! There are potato chips in these cookies!

Turned out to be just the right combo and perfect for a late night treat. Do you have any odd flavor combinations you love or successful recipe improvisations? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. 

Sweet and Salty Triple Chip Cookie Ingredients


Triple Chip Cookies
Deliciously sweet with a twist of salty, you'll be surprised by the third chip in this chocolate chip recipe.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
  1. 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter (room
  2. 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 2 cups flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 cup crushed potato chips
  9. 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  10. 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven and baking stone to 350 degrees. Mix the butter and sugars until creamy and smooth. Add the vanilla followed by one egg at a time until well blended. Mix in the flour and baking soda until blended. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and potato chips until they are mixed in.
  2. Spoon rounded tablespoons of the cookie mixture onto the baking stone and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Let cookies cool a bit and enjoy while still warm.
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Side note: one of my favorite things to do is make up a batch of cookie dough and refrigerate it. You will get perfectly shaped cookies and can easily have warm, homemade cookies anytime you want. Just pop ’em in the oven for about 10 minutes and you’re good to go.

Sweet and Salty Triple Chip Cookie Batter


Deliciously Sweet and Salty Triple Chip Cookies


  1. Reply

    OMG! I seriously need to try these cookies! Love the idea of combine sweet and salty
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  2. Reply

    I always have to follow sweet foods up with salty, so this is a must try for me. I can't wait!
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  3. Reply

    That sounds so strange but so perfect at the same time! I thought it was strange when I heard people talking about having salt with caramel but after trying it I thought it was a taste sensation. You are really onto something here-thanks for the idea!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • Reply

      I am a huge fan of salty & sweet so I am always game to try a recipe with this combo. I even made a salted caramel ice cream once. Yum!

    • Heidi
    • May 30, 2012

    Looks absolutely delish!! This is being featured today at {Junk in their Trunk}…thanks for linking up!

    • Reply

      Thank you for the feature! I am honored!

    • Sharon
    • May 24, 2012

    you go girl! I'm loving your sense of adventure. Like recipe for a beautiful life mentioned, I bet the combination of sweet and salty is addicting…you may have started a trend here. Thanks for sharing!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    • Reply

      Thanks Sharon! I love the sweet/salty combo or sweet/savory combo. It's partially why I have such a hard time ordering breakfast when we are out. I always want the egg and pancake plates!

  4. Reply

    Potato chips?? I am equally as amazed as everyone else 😛 I should give this recipe a go- I found a really good biscuit recipe that you might like to give a shot… http://thesecretlifeofsamara.tumblr.com/post/2221

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    • Reply

      Thanks! I'll have to check it out!

  5. Reply

    I think I'll put potato chips in just about anything. But stealthily so my boyfriend doesn't make fun of me.
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    • Reply

      Ha! Yes, I often get strange looks while in the kitchen doing my thing.

  6. Reply

    Oh, my! Those sound absolutely delicious!!!! I must try your recipe! I just stopped by from SITS to say hello; hope you find time to do the same.

  7. Nice! That sounds good. Do the cookies taste a little savory and sweet? Or do the potato chips just add some crunch?

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    • Reply

      The potato chips add more to the flavor than crunch. It's pretty subtle, but my favorite bites were the white chips mixing with the potato chips.

    • whisperingwriter
    • May 22, 2012

    Oh my gosh yum. I would so love these!!

    • recipeforabeautifullife
    • May 22, 2012

    Wow, these look so delicious. I love the combination of sweet and salty. I've been trying to work on my baking technique recently. My neighbor somehow always makes her cookies so gooey and soft. I can never get them like that…someday…
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    • Reply

      I read somewhere that the state of your butter and eggs makes a difference. They should both be at room temp. I never have the patience so my eggs are usually cold and my butter a bit melty from being in the microwave for a few seconds. My hubby likes them thin and crispy though so it works out.

    • jmarling
    • May 22, 2012

    New follower from Take it on Tuesday. I am craving cookie dough right now! Those pictures are awesome..

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    These cookies sound like they would be very tasty! I would love it if you would share it on my linky party Tout It Tuesday! http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/05/tout-it-t
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    Love that idea… I think that I will make them with BBQ chips… oh yeah,, I am craving them now!

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    • Reply

      Ooh, barbecue chips! That could be interesting. Thanks for the suggestion.

  10. Reply

    By triple chip i thought you meant white, chocolate and peanut butter or something, but potato chip is so mad, I just might try it!!! thank for sharing!

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    • Julie Bagamary
    • May 22, 2012


  11. Reply

    Potato chips? How unusual! I've got to give this recipe a try.

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