Santa’s Trash Cookies

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1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. (110 g.) packed light brown sugar
1/2 c. (100 g.) granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 c. (270 g.) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. crushed potato chips
3/4 c. crushed pretzels
1/2 c. red and green sprinkles
Flaky sea salt


How to:

Preheat oven to 350º. In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and kosher salt until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients to egg mixture and beat until just combined.
Gently fold in most of the chocolate chips, potato chips, pretzels, and sprinkles (reserve some for pressing on tops of cookies).
Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop balls of dough (about 2 tablespoons each) and arrange on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Lightly press down on each cookie to flatten, then press reserved chocolate chips, potato chips, pretzels, and sprinkles on top. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake cookies until edges are just starting to get golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer cookies to wire racks and let cool completely.

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