SNACK BAR COOKIES? Sold.

If you haven't been inspired by the Kids Baking Championship on the Food Network, I'm not sure we can be friends. Now, I've never quite been the baker, or a real sweet lover either, but something about salty AND sweet just hits home for me. SO, when I saw a cookie that had potato chips in it, I was all ears (well, eyes).

The best part of this recipe is that you can choose just about anything to go in these cookies. So, I channeled my inner child and went to work - aka I went to my cousin's house and had the little ones help me. :)

For our cookies, we chose potato chips (the wavy ones) , M&M's, pretzels, and Rice Krispies. The cookies came out amaaazzeee. Our only critique was that we were unsure of how we felt about the pretzels in the cookies. They weren't totally crunchy, like we had anticipated. That didn't stop us from stuffing our mouths with them, though.

Inspired by kids, enjoyed by all.

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SNACK BAR COOKIES

Yields 3 dozen

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups of flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 sticks butter, softened

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed firmly

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup wavy potato chips