Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish and set it aside. Fill a large pan half full of water and bring to a boil. Wash the potatoes and cube them. Add the cubed potatoes to the boiling water and cook for 8-10 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, mix in the ranch, minced garlic, smoked paprika, thyme and cookies flavor enhancer. Transfer the potato mixture to the 9×13 dish. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until they are a nice golden brown.
Remove from the oven and add the cheese and chives, mix well and return to the oven for 5-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.