Late Night Snack Cookies

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I’ll admit, I have never been a late night eater.

Most likely because I can’t seem to keep my eyes open past 10:00.

 

But I hear that late night snacking is a whole thing.  I get it, honestly…I mean, you’re sitting there watching an episode of Grey’s…what else are you supposed to do with your hands?

Clearly taking up crocheting is not an option for me, which means busying my hands with cookies is really the only other option.

 

So, my kids (ahem) are obsessed with the Ben & Jerry’s flavor Late Night Snack…besides loving Jimmy Fallon, it might be the perfect ice cream in all the land.

It’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with a salty caramel swirl and fudge covered potato chips…hellooooo.

In that vein I decided to turn the ice cream into a cookie.

For late night eating.

 

Late Night Snack Cookies.

Late Night Snack Cookies | Cookies and CupsWhat I decided to do was use a sturdy cookie base, add in some chopped Snickers bars, which would add the caramel/chocolaty bits and then pulse in some thick cut potato chips at the very end…the integrity of the chip was muy importante to me.

 

Start by chopping up some candy…and then freeze it for at least an hour…

Freezing it will keep the caramel from oozing out all over the place.  Trust me on this one!
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Then go ahead and make your dough.

One egg, plus a yolk… that’s what I did here.  The yolk adds a nice fat and richness to the batter…and I didn’t want the cookie to spread too much.

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I also added a tablespoon of heavy cream to the dough..again, a little extra fat never hurt a cookie.

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After I had all the ingredients in the dough I lastly added about 5 cups of potato chips.

Pour them into your mixing bowl and pulse it a few times.  You don’t want them to break up too much…having the big pieces of the chips poking out adds a nice crunchy/salty bite.

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Just drop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto a lined baking sheet and give it about 9-10 minutes in the oven!

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That’s it.

Cookies beat crocheting any day 🙂

Late Night Snack Cookies | Cookies and Cups

Late Night Snack Cookies
 
makes 24 large cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1¼ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups chopped Snickers candy, frozen
  • 4-5 cups thick cut salted potato chips (I used Kettle Chips)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and sugar for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in egg, yolk, milk and vanilla. Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth and incorporated.
  5. Turn mixer back down to low and add in flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until combined.
  6. Add in Snickers candy and mix until evenly distributed. And finally add in potato chips and pulse until combined. Don't over mix, as all the chips will break up too much.
  7. Drop by heaping tablespoon onto lined baking sheet and bake 9-10 minutes until edges are golden. Allow to cool 2-3 minutes on baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Notes
store airtight for up to 3 days.

 

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Belinda @themoonblushbaker
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April 23, 2013 12:09 pm

I am jealous of the USA Ben and jerry flavours, we only get the standards in australia. These are the perfect trashy(good way) cookies every girl needs.
I am too in love with salty and sweet combos right now. All this needs is the ice cream in the middle!

Colleen @ What
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Sweet + salty = absolutely perfect cookie! Love ’em. 🙂

Holiday Baker Man
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April 23, 2013 12:17 pm

These are evil little nuggets!

Nellie
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Nellie
April 23, 2013 12:20 pm

I love baking but never a big fan of making cookies as I always seem to overbake them. This, however has me wanting to race riight home and make them! They look devilishly delicious!

Amanda
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April 23, 2013 12:39 pm

I like that flavor of Ben and Jerry’s as well. These cookies look amazing, surely even better than the ice cream 🙂

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
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April 23, 2013 12:40 pm

Oh goodness! You took some of the best snacks and rolled them into this cookie!!! I must try these soon – like yesterday!!! xoxo

Tanya
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April 23, 2013 12:53 pm

Chips in a cookie! I have never seen such a thing. They look good though. I am one of those late night snackers. I thinks if because I get bored waiting to go to bed.

Mary Lynn
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Mary Lynn
April 23, 2013 12:54 pm

This recipe goes to the top of my list. There is one problem…I love frozen snickers and they may not last long enough to be added to the dough….

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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April 23, 2013 1:07 pm

Yes, please! Love!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
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April 23, 2013 1:36 pm

Wow this is super crazy that there are potato chips in these cookies. Love it!!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
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April 23, 2013 2:03 pm

Um, how have i never heard of this ice cream flavor?! Sounds right up my alley! Love these cookies!

Colette @ JFF!
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April 23, 2013 2:09 pm

The tater chips make them perfect for late night snacking!

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
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April 23, 2013 2:10 pm

I can’t even stand how obsessed (OBSESSED!!!) with these cookies I am. Talk about satisfying every single craving in the book in just one bite…

Tahny
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April 23, 2013 2:22 pm

I have a very good friend who eats 2 handfuls of potato chips everyday along with a little bit of chocolate. I can’t wait to make these for her! Awesome cookie! Thanks!

Oh….BTW, I’m a totally late night closet eater. Can’t help it. :/

Danielle
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Danielle
April 23, 2013 2:35 pm

You should totally tag Jimmy Fallon in these on Twitter or Facebook. Maybe they’ll feature your cookies on his show. OK, it’s a nice dream, but it would be totally awesome.

And now I have a reason to buy a bag of potato chips!

Dianna
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Dianna
April 23, 2013 2:46 pm

Can’t wait to run to the store for snickers and potato chips (can’t keep them in the house!)But to truly match the Ben & Jerry’s should we first dip the potato chips in melted chocolate or is that a little over the top? Always look forward to your posts and recipes Thanks for being a day-brightener for all your fans!

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
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April 23, 2013 2:47 pm

So what you mean to call these is 7pm snacking cookies? 😉 That’s about late night.. okay maybe 830? Totally need to try these.

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
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April 23, 2013 3:02 pm

Mmm late night snack food is the best., And to have it in a cookie is even better.

Leah | So, How
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April 23, 2013 3:29 pm

That is my favorite Ben & Jerry’s. Completely addicting when you bite into those chocolate-covered chip balls. I love you for making these cookies!

Sarah Ryan
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April 23, 2013 4:30 pm

We don’t get this flavour B&J in Ireland, but I wish we did! These cookies sound amazing. Definitely must make them next time we’re having a poker night – they’d be perfect!

Carla @ Carlas Confections
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April 23, 2013 4:47 pm

yuuu-UUUUMMM

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
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I love cookies with potato chips in!! YUM! And yes you need something to eat when watching Grey’s!!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
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I would gladly take a few of these over crocheting any day!

Tina @ Tina
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April 23, 2013 5:42 pm

I”m in love with these! I’m a sucker for cookies, candy and chips so these have my name written all over them. 🙂 Pinning and trying asap.

Tieghan
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April 23, 2013 6:12 pm

I am with you! I can not keep my eyes open pst 10, but I think I could do it for these cookies!!! They look so good! I need one now and it is only 4:06pm!

Ellen@BakeItWithBooze
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I’m in love with this cookie concept! I finally tried your favorite CCC recipe and it was MARVELOUS!!! No, seriosly. I KNOW these will be delicious. 🙂 Thanks for a new cookie recipe!!

P.S. Do you think these will freeze? Your CCC’s freeze very well…Only way I can control myself. 😉

tracy {pale yellow}
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April 23, 2013 6:35 pm

These look great whether late night or during the day. I love the simplicity of using chopped up snickers for the caramel and chocolate portion.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
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April 23, 2013 7:03 pm

Potato chips and snickers? I’m in looooooooove.

Gloria @ Simply Gloria
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April 23, 2013 7:07 pm

So funny, because I’m not much a night snacker past 10 either. But my hubs on the other hand, can sure put down a full on meal at 2 am…getting straight out of a sleep, no less! These would be perfect to have out for his “dessert”! But in my case…these would be my all day snacking companions!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
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April 23, 2013 7:13 pm

Ahh, I don’t think I’ve seen that B&J flavor–how did I miss that?! I’m going to have to go seek it out now. And make these cookies.

Mimi @ Culinary Couture
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April 23, 2013 7:29 pm

Oh yum! I love the salty and sweet combination!

Germaine
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Germaine
April 23, 2013 8:09 pm

These sound great.. But not a snicker fan, wonder what Mars Bars would be like and don’t have enough chips but a huge bag of pretzels been wanting to experiment with – crushing them up and putting them into a cookie.

DessertForTwo
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April 23, 2013 8:15 pm

These sound fantastic. I could eat them all day!

Anne @The Cooking Campaign
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April 23, 2013 9:46 pm

I LOVE that there are snickers in these!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
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April 23, 2013 11:03 pm

Potato chips in cookies?! Genius 🙂

Jodi @ My Sugar Coated Life
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April 23, 2013 11:08 pm

I adore a salty/sweet combo so these are right up my alley!

3girls1apple
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April 23, 2013 11:10 pm

Ending on that note…I think it’s time for a little late night snack. Today ice cream and in the near future, these cookies. Thanks from 3girls1apple.com

bridget {bake at 350}
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April 24, 2013 8:29 am

Cookies ALWAYS beat crocheting…unless you’re my grandmother. Then, maybe crocheting wins.

OK…I must have these cookies in my life. And since I can’t keep my eyes open past 9pm, I’ll call them “mid-morning snack” cookies. 😉

Erika @Southern Souffle
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April 24, 2013 9:24 am

Girl.. these cookies.. Potato chips and snickers in a cookie.. I need these..like pronto..

Cookbook Queen
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April 24, 2013 9:55 am

Perfection. Yes.

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
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April 24, 2013 10:58 am

If I was grabbing these as a snack, they’d turn into a meal! I wouldn’t be able to stop at one – ha! 🙂

Tracy |Peanut Butter and Onion
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April 24, 2013 11:36 am

I too can’t keep my eyes open past 10pm… but I would get up early to eat these

Kathy
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April 24, 2013 12:08 pm

These look dangerous. I try not eat after dinner, but some night fail miserably!

Joanne
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April 24, 2013 1:34 pm

I definitely do a LOT of snacking while watching Grey’s…and these would certainly be the perfect accompaniment!

Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)
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Chocolate covered potato chips are amazing. I’ve been wanting to try the ben and jerry’s for that alone, but maybe I’ll just try the cookie!

Deborah Pucci
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April 24, 2013 6:23 pm

These sounds awesome!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
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April 24, 2013 8:39 pm

Oooh, I’m definitely feeling snacky now!! 🙂

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake
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These look wonderful and I’m loving the salty/sweet combo! Perfect midnight snack!!

Cookie Sleuth
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April 24, 2013 10:41 pm

What a great sweet and salty and crunchy combination!

Business Development Consultancy
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April 25, 2013 4:04 am

Thanks for the recipe. It came out quite nicely. In fact I made them for the kids but my husband chowed down almost half of it.

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