SNACK BAR COOKIES
Original recipe from FoodNetwork.com
2 1/2 cups of flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed firmly
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup wavy potato chips
Up to 1 cup of your favorite mix-ins (get creative here!):
Chopped walnuts, pecans, peanuts, candy-coated chocolate or peanut butter candy, such as mini m&m's or Reese's pieces, dried cranberries or cherries, white chocolate chips, chocolate chunks and toffee bits are some of the Food Network favorites - I added Rice Krispie cereal which added a nice crunch!
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy on medium speed in another bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla.
2. At a low speed, add the flour mixture in batches until just blended. Be careful not to overbeat or the dough will toughen.) Stir in chocolate chips and your choice of stir-ins with a wooden spoon until well combined. Chill the dough 30 minutes or overnight. (I would recommend chilling for a shorter amount of time because you don't want your mix-ins to get soggy!)
3. Shape or scoop the dough into 2-inch balls spaced about 3-inches apart on baking sheets. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets, about 3 minutes. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool.