Potato Chip Cookies
Route 11 Recipe Series
- 2 sticks of butter 8oz at Room Temperature
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 ¾ cups flour
- ¾ cup coarsely crushed lightly salted RT 11 Potato Chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup confectioners sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium high speed until light and fluffy (4-5 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Reduce speed to low and add the flour, crushed potato chips and vanilla, mixing well. Drop rounded tablespoons of batter, spaced about 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets. The cookies will spread slightly. Bake for 10 minutes, until the edges are barely brown. Cool on baking sheets. Transfer the cookies to wire racks after 5 minutes to cool completely. Sprinkle the confectioners sugar through a sieve or place it in a shallow bowl and coat the cooled cookies evenly to desired level of sweetness. Eat immediately or let sit a day or two for a more enhanced tea cookie experience.
The Route 11 Chips Jingle
By Rhodes Tavern Troubadours
Sometimes when you are writing songs, sudden inspiration strikes and a song just falls in your lap. That's exactly what happened when The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours were recording our debut album, On The Red Line, in 2002. During a break in the studio we were enjoying some barley pops and Route 11 Chips. Jack was snacking on a bag of his favorites - Barbeque, and Jake and Mark were knee deep in some Lightly Salted when the muse struck. "These are perfect!" "How can one little bag taste so big?" We quickly ran back into the studio, laid down a Johnny Cash train beat and let the chip testimonial pour out on to tape. The song wrote itself in ten minutes and ten years later we're still hooked on Route 11 chips.
-- Jake Flack, Rhodes Tavern Troubadours