Yes, Christina Tosi’s Compost Cookies (with potato chips and pretzels among the ingredients) are justly iconic, but she wasn’t the first to put salty snacks in baked goods—for instance, Jessie Sheehan found a recipe for Potato Chip Balls in a Good Housekeeping cookie book from 1958. She upped the salty-sweet treat’s appeal by adding butterscotch chips and quadrupling the amount of potato chips called for. These are obviously addictive.
For another retro treat, get her Cornflake Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle recipe, and for a modern twist on another cookie plate classic, get Nik Sharma’s Spicy Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies. See our Guide to Essential Baking Tools too, so you can get equipped for whipping up all kinds of goodies.
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From The Vintage Baker by Jessie Sheehan, photographs by Alice Gao (Chronicle Books, 2018).