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Wednesday 20 March 2013

Baking for Beginners: Crisps & Chocolate Cookies

I like crisps.

I like chocolate. 

I like cookies.

I am freaking OUT about putting crisps and chocolate into a cookie. UH-HUH. You read that correctly: I have put crisps (four packets of ready salted, to be precise) in biscuits. And they taste A to the W to the E to the S to the O... yeah, you get it. They taste really good. It's like taking three amazing foods, and combining them to make one all-conquering, epochal wonderfood. I am not even exaggerating this time. 

Crisps & Chocolate Cookies (makes 20-22)
You will need:
  • 220g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1½ tsps vanilla extract
  • 100g ready salted crisps (crinkle cut for preference), roughly bashed into small pieces
  • 90g milk chocolate, cut into small chunks
  • 250g plain flour
  • A pinch of sea salt to sprinkle
Make it!
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line two baking trays with parchment.
  2. Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the crisps, chocolate and flour and gently mix with a spatula or wooden spoon until the ingredients start to combine. Do not overmix!
  3. Scoop a dessertspoonful of dough into your palm. Roll into a ball, then flatten slightly on to the baking tray. Repeat until you have about 20 little cookies. Sprinkle with sea salt, possibly with a flamboyant flourish and a shrug of the shoulders. 
  4. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  5. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack until cool.
  6. Marvel. Simply marvel. Perhaps swoon awhile. 


  1. Laura, if it was anyone other than you, I'd be dismissing this as sheer folly. As I slavishly follow everything you do, I will clearly be making these tonight and bolting them down while they're hot.

  2. I prefer crisps to ALL THINGS. These will be the best cookies ever.

  3. IMPORTANT QUESTION: could I replicate this by eating a bag of Walkers and half a packet of Maryland cookies at the same time?

  4. Love that one cookie with the enormous piece of chocolate!

  5. Me and the gent made these on the weekend.Sexiest buscuits of all effing time

  6. Or biscuits, even


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