Guess Again Cookies

The Guess Again Cookies recipe with the Secret Ingredient! I couldn’t figure it out but rest assured these cookies are absolutely delish!

guess again cookies

Once upon a time, my mother-in-law Pam challenged me to figure out what the secret ingredient was in her Guess Again Cookies. Well, I failed.

cookie dough on baking sheet

The cookies were great and I had to eat several of them to try and find the secret ingredient but in the end, I could not figure it out.

cookies fresh out of the oven

Can you believe the secret ingredient is Potato Chips? Yes you read that right. Potato Chips in a cookie. I can roll with that… I think.

guess again cookies

All kidding aside, these cookies are delish. The Potato Chips add a nice salty touch to these awesome cookies. I love crunchy cookies which is exactly what these cookies are.

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

guess again cookies

Chocolate lovers should check out the chocolate chip version of these cookies. Salty and Sweet cookies. What more can you ask for? For another great “salty” cookie recipe, give my Sea Salt Butterscotch Cookies a try. Yummy!

guess again cookies

You will need the following ingredients to make this Guess Again Cookies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, White Sugar, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Salt, Potato Chips and Pecans.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a hand mixer.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, flour and salt and mix till well combined.
  4. Fold in the crushed potato chips and the pecans (if using).
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the dough 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. With a spoon dipped in water, gently flatten each cookie.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Printable Recipe Card

guess again cookies

Guess Again Cookies

The Guess Again Cookies recipe with the Secret Ingredient! I couldn't figure it out but rest assured these cookies are absolutely delish!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 199 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 ½ Cups White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • Tsp Salt
  • 1 ½ Cups Potato Chips, crushed
  • 1 Cup Toasted Pecans, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a hand mixer.
  • Add the vanilla extract, flour and salt and mix till well combined.
  • Fold in the crushed potato chips and the pecans (if using).
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the dough 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. With a spoon dipped in water, gently flatten each cookie.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

→ This recipe may contain wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. Please take the necessary precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 28mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 317IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. B.Burton says:

    Made these cookies for many years then I misplaced the recipe that was nk you for making them.

  2. Sharon says:

    At first I hesitated to make these cookies because I am not a fan of potato chips, but decided to give it a try. They turned out crunchy and very delicious. A keeper in my house.

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