On my second trip ever to Trader Joe’s, I picked up a bag of ridge cut sweet potato chips with my stash of goodies. Since we don’t have a TJ’s near us, I made good use of the trip and filled up my shopping cart like there was no tomorrow (I know I’m not the only one without a TJ’s close by that does this, right?). Anyway, while munching on these chips, the bright idea came to me to add them to cookies. They are “sweet” potato chips…why not?
After thinking about these cookies for a few days, it was time to decide what else to add to the mix. What about cinnamon chips? Yes. Toffee bits? Oh yeah…I’m on to something now. Hmm…what spice could bring all this together? Apple pie spice…that’s it! Into the kitchen I went to mix up what I hoped would turn out to be a great cookie. A few minutes after the first sheet of cookies started baking, the most amazing smell started drifting through the house. Out of the oven and on to cooling racks they went. It didn’t take long before I reached for one of these warm cookies. Oh my goodness y’all…I just about started jumping up and down when I took my first bite of this scrumptious cookie! It’s hard to describe how good these are, but let me just say this…it’s like a taste of Thanksgiving all wrapped up in a cookie!
This is the perfect sweet treat to go along with all the other traditional Thanksgiving pies and desserts. I’m sure there are a lot of you who will be eating more than one dessert next week…go ahead, admit it! You sure won’t be able to eat just one of these cookies…better tuck one or two away to save for later before they all disappear from the table!
Be prepared: The sweet smell of these cookies lingers in the house for several hours after you make them…like you just took them out of the oven!
Wishing everyone a sweet and Happy Thanksgiving! Many blessings y’all!
Yield: 36 cookies
- 1 pouch (1 lb. 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix (Betty Crocker)
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 cup crushed ridge cut sweet potato chips (I used Trader Joe’s)
- 1 cup Hershey’s cinnamon chips
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In large bowl, combine cookie mix, brown sugar and apple pie spice; mix well with wire whisk. Add butter and egg; stir until soft dough forms. Stir in crushed sweet potato chips, cinnamon chips and toffee bits.
- Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.*
- Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely.
*I use a spring-handled scoop that measures 1 1/2 inches across the top to scoop and drop cookies.
Source: My original recipe