Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Road Trip Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Rolos + Potato Chips}

A couple years ago, I did these cookies as a guest post for Bintu at Recipes From a Pantry. And this morning I woke up craving them. (Also craving revenge upon the dogs next door, since they are the reason I'm up at 4:30 in the morning...) So I thought you should have the recipe, too. I like to be helpful like that.

This makes a great plain chocolate chip cookie, but it's so much more fun with other treats mixed in. Rolos and potato chips are among my favorite road trip munchies, and I just thought they would make the most incredible cookie combo. And they do, though I say it myself. How can you go wrong, really? Vanilla-scented dough, creamy, chewy, gooey Rolo candies, and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips, just for kicks and giggles.

We've got the treats. Let's hit the road! Where we going?

Road Trip Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Cook's Illustrated

2 c. + 2 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 sticks salted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temp.
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. halved Rolo candies
1/2 c. coarsely chopped, plain potato chips
1/3 c. mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugars until combined. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until a stiff dough forms. Gently fold in Rolos, potato chips, and chocolate chips into the dough until evenly distributed.
Shape dough into walnut-sized balls (I use a cookie scoop), and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet (the parchment is important for these, since the caramel can ooze out and stick to the pan terribly).
Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Be careful not to overbake.
Let cool for a few minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Wow I can see why you woke up craving these. These look amazing!

  2. Why am reading this right after I got back from a road trip? Now I have no excuse to make them! I'll just save them for next time. ;)

  3. These sound interesting and YUMMY!!! I am going to try them out sometime!

  4. Wow, can't wait to try these. All of my favorite foods in each bite. :-)

  5. Potato Chips AND Rollos? WOW - Pinned immediately!

  6. Devilishly divine! I'm sold in having these ready to go for my next road trip!

  7. These look SO good! I never got into Rolos as a kid, but it's never too late ;-)

  8. I've never thought of putting potato chips in cookies--THAT IS GENIUS! I must try this!

  9. that looks good!!! my husband loves cookies, I will try your recipe. :)


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