Sweet and Salty Triple Chip Cookies

Published by Deanna Yates on

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
[yumprint-recipe id=’11’]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


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Christine (@cyu888) · June 23, 2012 at 11:53 am

OMG! I seriously need to try these cookies! Love the idea of combine sweet and salty
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Tiffany · June 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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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Natasha in Oz · June 2, 2012 at 5:09 am

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!
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    Deanna · June 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    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 at 8:08 am

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

    Deanna · May 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Thank you for the feature! I am honored!

Sharon · May 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm

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!
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    Deanna · May 25, 2012 at 10:08 am

    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!

Samara · May 24, 2012 at 1:17 am

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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    Deanna · May 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Thanks! I'll have to check it out!

Tricia Adams · May 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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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    Deanna · May 25, 2012 at 10:06 am

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

Eva Gallant · May 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

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.

Betsy@RomanceOnADime · May 23, 2012 at 8:36 am

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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    Deanna · May 25, 2012 at 10:06 am

    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 at 12:51 pm

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

recipeforabeautifullife · May 22, 2012 at 11:24 am

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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    Deanna · May 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

    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 at 11:17 am

New follower from Take it on Tuesday. I am craving cookie dough right now! Those pictures are awesome..
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Claiming Our Space · May 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

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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Marge · May 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

Love that idea… I think that I will make them with BBQ chips… oh yeah,, I am craving them now!
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    Deanna · May 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

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

deirdre · May 22, 2012 at 8:19 am

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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@PinkRecipeBox · May 22, 2012 at 4:06 am

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

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