Popcorn Cookies

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Introducing a fun and creative flavor mashup: Popcorn Cookies! This inventive recipe combines the satisfying crunch of popcorn with the comforting goodness of homemade cookies.

The combination of the rich buttery cookie dough is perfectly complemented by the sweet, nutty flavor of popcorn.

Crunchy around the edges and soft in the center, these sweet and savory cookies are perfect in pretty much every way. Give them a try and they’ll definitely earn a spot in your go-to cookie recipe lineup!

Buttery Popcorn Cookies Recipe

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Popcorn Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Popcorn Cookie Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
14 tablespoons (1 stick plus 6 Tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract or paste
1 tsp butter extract (optional)
3 C Butterfinger Candy Pop popcorn

Buttery Popcorn Cookies Recipe Ingredients

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How To Make Popcorn Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, beat the melted butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla, and optional butter extract to the mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until fully combined.
  6. Stir in the Butterfinger Candy Pop popcorn until evenly distributed in the dough.
  7. Roll 2 heaping tablespoons of dough into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. The center of the cookies may appear undercooked but will finish cooking while cooling.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Pro Tip: Reheat the cookies in the microwave for a few seconds for ooey, gooey goodness!

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Tips And Substitutions For Popcorn Cookies

Candy Pop Popcorn Flavors: If you’re not a fan of Butterfinger, you can substitute any other flavor of Candy Pop popcorn. Some good ones to try are Snickers, Twix, M&Ms, Oreo, Nutter Butter and Fruity Pebbles. They also have some seasonal flavors like gingerbread and peppermint hot chocolate.

Other Popcorn Options: If Butterfinger Candy Pop popcorn is not available or you prefer a different flavor, you can substitute it with other types of flavored popcorn such as caramel, kettle corn, or even plain popcorn.

Mix-ins: Feel free to add other mix-ins to the cookie dough such as chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or even more candy pieces for extra flavor and texture.

Flavor Extracts: Experiment with different flavor extracts to customize the taste of the cookies. Aside from vanilla and butter extracts, you can try almond, coconut, or even rum extract for a unique twist.

Baking Time: Keep an eye on the cookies while they’re baking. Depending on your oven and desired level of doneness, you may need to adjust the baking time slightly. Err on the side of slightly underbaking for softer cookies.

Storage: Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Yield: 1-2 dozen

Popcorn Cookies

Buttery Popcorn Cookies Recipe

Introducing a fun and creative flavor mashup: Popcorn Cookies! This inventive recipe combines the satisfying crunch of popcorn with the comforting goodness of homemade cookies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 14 tablespoons (1 stick plus 6 Tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 1 tsp butter extract (optional)
  • 3 C Butterfinger Candy Pop popcorn

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, beat the melted butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla, and optional butter extract to the mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until fully combined.
  6. Stir in the Butterfinger Candy Pop popcorn until evenly distributed in the dough.
  7. Roll 2 heaping tablespoons of dough into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. The center of the cookies may appear undercooked but will finish cooking while cooling.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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