Every now and again, I just really need to bake something. I picked up the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook last weekend at Williams-Sonoma when I was running errands and didn’t have a chance to read through it until Saturday. As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I had to share it with you. A crunchy, salty and sweet cookie? Get out of town. It’s too good to be true, right? Wrong. These are delicious.
The thing with these cookies is that the batter and the popcorn have an amazing wedding ceremony and resemble a delectable caramel corn ball. Otherwise known as heaven on this earth.
Look at the detail. These girls are pretty. Let’s get down to business, shall we? Below is the recipe. It is not my recipe but I suggest you make it. I think these would be great with some chocolate chips added (mini of course) and maybe even some caramel. So that’s what I’ll be doing next weekend if you need me.
BUTTERED POPCORN COOKIES from the smitten kitchen cookbook
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used coconut)
1/4 cup popcorn kernels (I used organic)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 stick of butter (I used unsalted), softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350º. To make your popcorn follow these directions. In a bowl, of whichever size you prefer, combine sugars, egg, butter and vanilla until well mixed. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Combine the two, obviously. Add cooled popcorn to the batter. You’ll need to put some effort into mixing it and it will look weird but don’t worry, it’s going to be okay. Okay?
Scoop a tablespoon sized mound and roll it into a ball. Once you do this, put it on your baking sheet. I could fit six on mine with about 2″ in between. Bake em for 10-12 minutes or until golden on the edges. Let cool on the sheets to let firm before shoveling them into your cookie hole.
Who woulda thunk? Yum!!
these look amazing.
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These sound amazing – love savory + sweet together!
well these don’t look sugar free….
Woah. Woah. Woah. Is this for real? I must try these ASAP!
woah. i may have to break our oven in with these.
seriously?? these sound like the most amazing things EVER.
Those are the cookies of my dreams.
I need to bake something every now and then too, and the now is probably this week 😉
I’m so intrigued by the flavor and texture!
Stop it. You just blew my mind (again). Two of my favorite foods in one???
cookies and popcorn are my two favorite things. i don’t know if i can handle them together. mind officially blown.
BAM. I need to make these immediately. Like, call out of work and make cookies all night. I wish.
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Yum. I am totally on board with the mini chocolate chips and caramel as an addition. Thanks for sharing, I had been contemplating that cookbook… xo
Holy Mother!!! Combining a few of my weaknesses right there!!! Yummmmm….bake me some!
good lord these sound amazing!
oh god these sound delish!!!!!!!!!!! xoox
send me these now or i’ll hate you forever.
yum… savory + sweet= perfection!
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I seriously cannot even begin to wrap my brain around these… drool!
Aah these look incredible! Pinning the recipe now.
OMG seems so delicious
I need to try this 🙂
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Hell yeah!! I bought that cookbook for my mom for her birthday because she and I have been following that blog forevs and cooking from it!