This recipe quest started with a simple, by chance encounter with a historical recipe from a Baltimore department store for their famous cookies, and well, it went from failure to success. My take on Hutzler’s Potato Chip Cookies – real life cooking with Bijouxs.
Always up for a challenge, I often go down a rabbit hole in search of a recipe with a story. When I read a story of real little jewel recipe that has gone by the way of time, I like to get after it. Such is the recipe for Hutzler’s Potato Chip Cookies. So much that I have read about the store reminds me of our Pasadena classic the Bullock’s Tea Room. Fond memorties of getting dressed up and going to tea in the legendary restaurant..
HUTZLER’S POTATO CHIP COOKIES
Hutzler’s Department Store was in Baltimore for 132 years. It was a true department store, complete with restaurants, tea room and bakery. I have read that the store closed in the 80’s, but the legend of their Potato Chip Cookies remained. There are many iterations of the recipe out there. I baked, what appeared to be the original recipe from a former employee. Well, it was off by quite a bit, too much butter and not enough flour made a spreading butter laden mess. (I had added chocolate, which I still think might be a nice addition) Witness a flop.
Onward, I knew that the ingredients were correct, however the ratios were way off. I persisted and found what I think from my research, is very close to the original cookie. Unless there is someone still out there who tasted the cookies, I can’t be sure. Original or not these are good. A crispy cookie with a crunchy sugar crust, and the surprise of the potato chips works to satisfy that salty-sweet craving.
BIJOUXS LITTLE JEWELS FROM THE KITCHEN
Here at Bijouxs I really do treasure little jewel recipes, many are from a by gone era, and they are fun to bring back to life. I love these I posted- Classic Raised Waffles, Baked Potatoes à la Garbo, MFK Fisher’s Gaspacho Soup, Southern Biscuits, and our family Farmhouse Chicken & Dumplings from the 1800’s.
I am however not stuck in the past, or tied to one genre of recipe. Here at Bijouxs Little Jewels from the Kitchen I deliver all kinds of recipes, sampling a wide range of foods from around the world. All my personal favorties, many from my travels. Happy Holidays from Bijouxs Little Jewels from the Kitchen.
As always, enjoy. B