Holiday Crispies


Potato-chip-flavor cookies? Yes, indeed! Plus chunks of candied fruit bejewel the crisp, round treats.

Holiday Crispies
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
44 mins
18 cookies


  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • ½ cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • cup finely chopped candied cherries or diced candied fruits and peels

  • 1 cup crushed potato chips (about 3 cups uncrushed)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in orange peel, chocolate pieces, and candied cherries.

  2. Place potato chips in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls. Roll balls in crushed potato chips to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass until about 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

  3. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.

To Store:

Place cookies in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
11g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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