Though they sound like they may land you on the naughty list, these delicious Santa's Trash cookies are sure to make Santa happy.  I found it while searching for some new cookie inspiration, and then found out that my niece Ashley had made a special request for this cookie.  Ashley has a nut allergy and cannot always indulge in holiday treats, but this recipe is nut free.  If you like salty and sweet, this combination of chocolate, pretzels and potato chips is sure to please.  


  • 3/4 c. cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

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  • 1/2 c. sugar

  • 1/2 c. brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/3 c. crushed potato chips

  • 1/3 c. Crushed Pretzels

  • 1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 3 tbsp. red and green sprinkles

  • Flaky sea salt, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350º and line two cookie sheets with parchment.

  • Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Mix in egg and vanilla.

  • In another large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until smooth. Dough will be thick.

  • Gently stir in chips, pretzels, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.

  • Make tablespoon size balls of dough. Slightly press them down onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle with sea salt.

  • Bake until edges are just starting to get golden, 7 to 8 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.