Makes 48 cookies
2 sticks of butter, softened (or 1 butter and 1 margarine)
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup finely crushed potato chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream shortening with sugar. Add flour and mix until smooth. Mix in potato chips and vanilla.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until light brown around the edges and just turning brown in the center. Watch carefully and do not overbake.
Cool on a rack, then sprinkle with sugar.
Store in air-tight container.
Nancy Roblin of Frederick, Md., got this recipe from her mother-in-law, who made them often.