Road Trip Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 I am excited to bring you something sweet with a twist from Kristyn over at pretty kitten’s kitchen. Enjoy every morsel.

Hi! I’m Kristyn from pretty kitten’s kitchen. I’m delighted to be guest posting here on Recipes from a Pantry today. One of my driving food philosophies is that things should never get terribly complicated in the kitchen. I like to keep things un-fussy.

One of the best ways to do this is to have a basic recipe you can tweak to make any possible combination your heart might desire. Such is the case with these cookies. They make a fantastic base for a regular old chocolate chip cookie, or you can change things up in a myriad ways.

Rolos and potato chips are among my favorite road trip munchies, and I just thought they would make the most incredible cookie combo. And they do, though I say it myself. How can you go wrong, really? Vanilla-scented dough, creamy, chewy, gooey Rolo candies, and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips, just for kicks and giggles.

I’ll take a dozen, please!

Road Trip Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Cook’s Illustrated

Lemon cardamom cookies.


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5 from 2 votes

Road Trip Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lovely chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 530 g (2cup + 2 tbsp.) flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tbsp) salted butter melted (or browned!) and slightly cooled
  • 220 g (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk at room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 90 g (1/2 cup) halved Rolo candies
  • 30 g (1/2 cup) coarsely chopped, plain potato chips
  • 60 g (1/3 cup) mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugars until combined. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until a stiff dough forms. Gently fold in Rolos, potato chips, and chocolate chips into the dough until evenly distributed.
  • Shape dough into walnut-sized balls (I use a cookie scoop), and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet (the parchment is important for these, since the caramel can ooze out and stick to the pan terribly).
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Be careful not to overbake.
  • Let cool for a few minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Serving: 36cookies | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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  5. These look just fabulous Bintu! My kiddos will gobble these up. Thanks for linking it to last week’s Weekend Potluck and congrats on the feature. I love to see what you bring every week. Have a terrific weekend!

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  7. I’ve been leaving this open on the computer for days hoping my husband (who works at a bakery) would notice it and make some for me. Looks like I will have to make them myself! Looks like such a good recipe, can’t wait to try it!

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  9. Ohhhh yum! I love some chocolate chip cookies, they are my weakness. If it’s a cookie it’s alright by me. I’m stopping by from the hop and I hope you have a great afternoon.