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Popcorn Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Makes

about 2-1/2 dozen

It's so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They're definitely a distinctive cookie on the holiday tray.—Leigh Anne Preston, Palmyra, Indiana
Popcorn Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • 2 cups popped popcorn, lightly crushed
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes; beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in popcorn, chocolate chips and pecans.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 13-14 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 119 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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