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Popcorn Cookies Recipe

Popcorn Cookies Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 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 (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; 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. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

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

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spiker1 User ID: 264159 144418
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"These were yummy! So easy to make and a bit hit."

KnightBaker User ID: 6483781 148171
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012


What I did was after making the whole batch, I put it in the fridge for 15 min. I thought it would be easier to work with since it was a bit runny.
Hope it helps..."

KnightBaker User ID: 6483781 65798
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"Fun to make and eat; very delicious! Was a big hit!"

xlr8r66 User ID: 5888531 149054
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"I followed the recipe exactly, and my cookies came out flat on the pan! They all ran together and it was horrible! What did I do wrong?"

JCV4 User ID: 628113 94664
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"I made these for a get-together at work and everyone LOVED them! I used no fat, low salt popcorn and only baked them for about 12 minutes so they weren't so crisp. They turned out great! Thanks for the recipe!"

time2cook User ID: 1877649 129082
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"Made nice, thick cookies. Definitely a crisp cookie, not soft and chewy. Maybe a touch of baking powder if you want to soften them a bit? Used plain, unbuttered air popped popcorn and they turned out great. One or two are very filling. Very nice variation on chocolate chip cookies."

brodie123 User ID: 2850726 148170
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"I bake alot and my family rate cookies on a 1 to 10 scale. Everyone gave these an 8 to 8 1/2. their tough critics. the cookies were very crispy and I used extra butter microwave popcorn which gave them an extra buttery taste. Be sure to form teaspoons into rounds or you can get some odd shaped cookies.These were different and yummy!"

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