Sweet 'n' Salty Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, 12 April 2013

Jealousy  is never a wonderful thing. Im lookin’ at you foodie, I know you’re also jealous of that ever talented food blogger with the enticing food photos constructed by someone with an incredibly skilled eye for colour schemes.

So you just gotta make do with what you’ve got and visit the timber yard every once in a while for cheap bits of scrap wood. Or go to your boyfriend’s house and rape every inch of their marble worktops with your semi-professional camera that you hardly know how to use. Thank you boyfriend’s family.

Now think about how jealous the person sitting next to you in a real slash fantasised setting will be when they catch you crunching (and then chewing) on this abnormally good cookie. You will bite into this and it will taste odd, thankfully you won’t be able to stop. 

If you ever wanted to sneak your own popcorn into a cinema, this is the perfect way to do it - crush and cram them into a concealable cookie; one that slides perfectly into that tiny zip pocket in your hand/man bag and viola, George Clooney has never appeared so sensational.  

Lastly, I would recommend doubling the recipe in case you felt like saving at least 2 for yourself. 

Heap your quarter cup
Chocolate and Vanilla will never make you thinner.
The Recipe

Adapted from Joy The Bakers Buttered Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies 

1/2 cup sweet 'n' salty popcorn
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 + 1/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate

Makes 20 large cookies

The Method
Preheat the oven to 180 C and line two baking trays with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and both sugars either with a freestanding mixer or electric whisk, until pale and fluffy - 4 minutes.

Add egg and vanilla.

Add the flour, salt and baking soda and mix on low until just incorporated.

Using a metal spoon or spatula, fold the popcorn into the mixture. Dont worry if the popcorn breaks apart in the mixture, let this happen!

Lastly, fold in the chocolate.

Using an ice cream scoop take a level amount of dough and plop onto the baking sheet, making sure the dough is spaced 5cm apart. Or take a tablespoon and scoop out a heaped amount of dough onto the sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes, leave for a couple minutes longer if the cookies are not yet golden.

Leave to rest for 5 minutes, eat warm or leave to cool.

Love Emxx


  1. me and my friends always sneak our own sweets and treats into the cinema, two of my favourites combined! lovely (:
    from Emily x

    1. I dont understand why they dont just let us bring our own sweets in, or just drop the price of their own sweets so we dont have to make these kinda cookies! but whose complaining... aha x

  2. These cookies would make me one happy person.

  3. This is such a genius recipe. I'm definitely making these for my next cinema trip...I'm a cheapskates and I love to sneak my own snacks in :)

    1. i am proud to be guilty of being a cheap skate when it comes to the cinema, costs enough as it is !

  4. Brilliant idea and so original...I can't even imagine what popcorn would taste like in a cookie...except that it would taste gooooood! :-) P.S nice photos!!

    1. thank you! it had a unique/amazing taste. thank smitten kitchen and joythebaker for having such original ideas !

  5. Ooh I've never thought to add popcorn to cookies. mmmmmm. does it make them go chewy?

    I'm also guilty of sometimes sneaking in food to the cinema. There was a sainsburys next to the cinema I went to when I was at uni which we always stopped at to buy chocolate on our way there and one evening a girl at the check out asked what we were going to see. We obviously weren't particularly subtle.

    1. the popcorn gives the cookies a more kind of bubbly texture, not chewy! but sososososo good its a must try! hahaha, hopefully the girl wasnt annoyed that you werent obeying the cinema laws?

  6. I love sweet and salty and I love cookies. These must be great!

  7. These look lovely! Great pictures too.

  8. delicious! would you like to follow each other in gfc and bloglovin? let me know!


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