I’m sorry for the blog neglect. I have felt so guilty!
But I’ve been super busy with culinary classes and this crazy workout program. Baking at home has sadly come to a near halt.
The blog needed some attention. So here I am. With these cookies.
Salted popcorn cookies. The extra kick from the coarse sea salt flakes on top is what maaakes these guys. You can’t skip that part. Next time I’d definitely go with some dark chocolate cut into chunks instead of generic choco chips (but it’s what I had).
4 ounces (1 sticks or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups ap flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2-3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
Misto spray (mine is filled with olive oil), or 1 tbsp melted butter
Extra sea salt for the popcorn
Coarse flaked sea salt for topping (Maldon Sea Salt Flakes are the beeest)
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pop your popcorn in whatever way you choose. I have a Nordic Ware Popcorn Popper that goes in the microwave that is fantastic. Spray with misto or toss with butter and sea salt to your taste.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down your bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add the baking soda, salt and flour and mix until just combined. Add in the chocolate chips, and about 2 cups of your popped popcorn. Mix until incorporated.
Using a cookie scoop, portion out on to your baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes (until the edges are golden, but not too dark). Right when they come out of the oven sprinkle with flaked sea salt.
Sometimes you want a sweet snack. Sometimes you want something salty. These cookies are the best of both worlds! 😀
Just a couple more weeks ’til I’m done with my culinary classes and then I set out into the industry to absorb all the experience I can. I’m getting so excited to be out there baking for realz. I can’t believe how fast this year went by. Eeeeeep. Adult life. :-O