How To Keep Your Family From Eating All Your Cookies

Cookies with chips on them
I finally found the way to prevent my family from eating any cookies that I intend to eat myself. Just put something on them that they think is disgusting, but is secretly delicious to you.

We made chocolate cookies last week, and I told my daughter that I was going to put potato chips on mine. She was horrified and said that was gross.

So when I did put the chips on about 1/3 of them, I noticed that NONE of my family ate them. Not one. They all went for the basic chocolate with no delicious salty embellishment.


You need to know that my family is a group of cookie hogs. I don't buy cookies because we'll sit in a group and eat the entire bag at once. The Girl Scouts know that I'm their best customer. I once froze cookies in the hopes that they would last longer...This just resulted in my husband eating the frozen cookies while standing in front of the open freezer. When I protested that they were frozen to stop people from eating them he said "That won't stop me."

So when potato chips stopped them, I was slightly stunned. Especially since I love the salt/sweet combination, but I guess they don't.

Balls of dough ready to bake
So here's my recipe for potato chip cookies that will possibly stop the cookie hogs. This is adapted from a Bakers chocolate recipe but I changed out a few ingredients.

4 oz. unsweeteened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
 1 1/2 cups AP flour
chocolate icing or ganache
potato chips, the saltier the better

Dabs of icing on the warm cookies
Melt the butter and the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave. Heat for 1 minute then stir it until the chocolate melts. Add the sugar and mix well, then add the eggs and vanilla and blend in. Add the flour and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour or until the dough is stiff enough to roll into balls

Roll 1" balls and place 2" apart on a parchment- lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, don't overbake. When the cookies come out of the oven slide the parchment sheets onto a cooling rack but don't try to remove the cookies from the parchment yet.

Cookies with icing spread on them.
Pipe a bit of chocolate icing or ganache onto the cookies while they're still warm. Add any toppings (chips) at this point, or just smooth the topping out and leave it plain.

When the cookies are cooled, remove from the parchment.

Final step, sit in a group with your family and eat all the cookies in one sitting. At least that's the final step in my house.

 Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC in Richmond VA, and cake supplies online at and

Popular Posts