2015 Avon Bookish Recipes Fiona Gibson Potato Chip Cookies Recipes
Bookish Recipe: Potato Chip Cookies
Welcome to Bookish Recipes, a feature on the blog where I cook or bake a recipe from a book I have loved and share the result with you. This week's recipe is inspired by the book As Good As It Gets? by Fiona Gibson. In this family tale that will make you laugh out loud more than once, our heroine, Charlotte, works in a (posh) potato chip factory. She can take home all the damaged-packages of chips she wants and her family has started to be a bit fed up with so many chips. So she comes up with the idea of baking some cookies with potato chips and her recipe is a real success.
Since reading this book, I have been wanting to try potato chip cookies. So after browsing the Internet for a good recipe, I finally decided to trust our beloved Martha Steward and adapt her recipe to create my own:
1) Gather all the ingredients. With these measurements, you'll get around 20 cookies depending on the size. If you don't want so many, you can just divide the measurements in half. Also the original recipe called for pecan nuts. I didn't have any so I went with pistachios and the result was fantastic.
2) Preheat oven to 190º. Beat together the softened butter and the sugar. When it's mixed add the eggs and vanilla essence and beat until combined.
3) Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and beat on low speed until combined. Stir in half of the crushed potato chips and the nuts.
4) Make little balls with the dough and put them on a baking sheet. Remember to leave enough space between them or they'll stick together in the oven. Add the rest of the crushed chip on top of the balls.
5) Bake for 18 minutes. After that, they should be golden but a bit soft. Take them out and let them cool.
Once they are cool they should be crunchy. They certainly have a unique taste which we loved. If you like sweet and salty contrasts, go for it.
About the book:
Published: January 29th 2015 by Avon
Amazon | Amazon UK
Blurb: A warm, funny read for fans of Outnumbered and the novels of Fern Britton, Fiona writes about life as it really is.
“Midlife crisis? WHAT midlife crisis?!”
Charlotte Bristow is worried about her husband Will. With her 16-year-old daughter Rosie newly signed to a top modelling agency, and Will recently out of a job, things are changing in their household.
As Will dusts down his old leather trousers and starts partying with their new, fun neighbours, Charlotte begins to wonder what on earth is going on.
So when Fraser, Charlotte’s ex – and father of Rosie – suddenly arrives back on the scene, she starts to imagine what might have been…