Buttered popcorn cookies

Chef: Deb Perelman
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Buttered popcorn cookies
Buttered popcorn cookies may sound unusual but they are the perfect mix of salty and sweet, like chocolate covered pretzels or salted chocolate caramel sauce.

2 tbsp vegetable oil

45g popcorn kernels

1/4 tsp table salt

1 tbsp butter, melted

115g butter, softened

100g light brown sugar

65g granulated sugar

1 large egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

155g plain flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

Preheat your oven to 170°C/ 325F/ gas mark 3. Line a baking tray with a baking sheet.

Make popcorn:

Pour the oil over the bottom of a large saucepan that has a lid, and add the popcorn kernels, shimmying the pan around so the kernels land in one layer.

Cover the pot, heat it over a medium to high heat, and, once the kernels begin to pop, keep the saucepan moving until all of the kernels have popped, about 5 to 7 minutes total.

Toss the table salt and then the melted butter over the popcorn, then transfer it to a bowl so that you can fish out any unpopped kernels. Let cool.

Mix dough:

In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth.

In a sererate bowl, whisk the flour and baking soda together.

Stir the combined dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture.

Fold in the cooled popcorn so that it is evenly distributed through the batter, which will seem like a ridiculous instruction because there is so much popcorn and so little cookie batter, but it works. Don't worry if the popcorn breaks up a bit. The mixed-size pieces are part of the cookies charm.

Bake cookies:

Scoop heaping-tablespoon-sized mounds 5cm apart onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. 

Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are light brown.

Let them sit on the hot baking sheet for a few minutes to firm up before transferring them to a rack to cool.

24 cookies

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Eggs, Sugar, Grains

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Easy, Cookies & Biscuits

Level of Difficulty

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