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Buttered Popcorn Cookies {Guest Post by Strawberry Ginger}

Ingredients

Popcorn:

  • 4 cups buttered popcorn if you use popcorn left over from the movie theatre, use the same day
  • or
  • Make your own which yields the best result. If you want to make your own here is what you need:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, 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

Instructions

If you are popping your own popcorn:

  1. Pour oil over bottom of large saucepan that has a lid. Add the popcorn kernels, shimmying the pan around so the kernels make one layer.
  2. Cover pot and heat over medium-high heat. Once kernels begin to pop, keep saucepan moving until all of the kernels have popped (5-7min).
  3. Toss with table salt and melted butter.
  4. You should have 4-4.5 cups of popcorn.
  5. Let cool.

Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large town, cream together softened butter, brown sugar, granulates sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk flour and baking soda together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture and mix well.
  5. Fold in the popcorn. I used my hands to combine the popcorn into the dough. It is ok if popcorn breaks up.
  6. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and roll a heaping tablespoon sized dough mound into a ball and place 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes and let them sit on the hot baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool.