Crispy Potato Flake Cookies is a recipe I posted as part of a Hungry Jack Potato Flakes giveaway. The giveaway ended many years ago, but the recipe is here to stay. It’s a good one!
The Hungry Jack Giveaway is still on, so be sure to leave a comment on the giveaway page for a chance to win the prize pack. It includes several goodies from Hungry Jack, plus a $75 gift certificate from Williams Sonoma! In the meantime, here are some Potato Flake Cookies.
Potato Flake Cookies are light, crispy coconut cookies with extra flavor from toasted pecans, and both almond and vanilla extract. As written, the recipe makes a ton of cookies. You may want to halve or quarter it just to make sure you like it. I added notes on how much egg to use, if you do wish to scale it down.
Crispy Potato Flake Cookies
- 1 cup 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt**
- 2 cups Hungry Jack instant potato flakes
- 2 sticks 8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup lightly packed Angel Flake coconut flakes
- 2/3 cup toasted and finely chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil
- In a bowl, stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Make sure they are well mixed, then stir in the potato flakes and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Beat in both extracts.
- By hand or using lowest speed of paddle attachment (if using handheld mixer, do it by hand), stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. When mixed, stir in coconut and pecans.
- Using a rounded teaspoons or a little less than a level tablespoon, shape dough into small balls. Arrange two inches apart on baking sheets and press tops down slightly. Sprinkle with a little extra granulated sugar and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are browned.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.