Santa’s Trash Cookies

Even Santa has a naughty side. These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, sprinkles, pretzels, and potato chips for the salty-sweet dessert of your dreams.

Santa’s Trash Cookies

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Recipe by DelishCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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These Santa’s Trash Cookies will melt in your mouth with the perfect mixture of salty and sweet flavors.


  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened

  • 2 c. granulated sugar

  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 3/4 c. crushed potato chips

  • 3/4 c. crushed pretzels

  • 1 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2 c. red and green sprinkles

  • Flaky sea salt, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until just combined.
  • Gently fold in most of the potato chips, pretzels, chocolate chips, and sprinkles (reserve some for pressing on tops of cookies).
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop balls of dough (about 2 tablespoons each) onto prepared baking sheets. Press down lightly on each cookie to flatten, then press remaining potato chips, pretzels, chocolate chips, and sprinkles on top. Sprinkle with flaky salt
  • Bake until edges are just starting to get golden, 14 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.


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