No, this is not a joke – Caramel Popcorn Sugar Cookies!
So my friend, Jayme, you have heard about her before. She is so uber talented in so many ways – one of my favorite is her ability to whip up a new type of cookie recipe! The best part is that as soon as she does I get a “OMG you MUST try this cookie now” text – and of course, it would be so rude of me not to oblige! So, I got one of these texts last night, hair up in a pony, jammies and slippers on…. I grabbed my note pad and camera and ran to her house at 9:30 at night to see (and taste) these OMG MUST try cookies. Ummmmm….let’s just say they did not disappoint AND they did not last long! For everyone reading this right now – OMG YOU MUST TRY THESE COOKIES N.O.W.!!
Caramel Popcorn Sugar Cookies
For the Dough:
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 softened unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
For Caramel Popcorn to mix in
- 1/3 cup finely crushed hard caramel candies (about 12 candies, like Werther's original)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 mini bag plain microwave popcorn (or approximately 3 cups of air popped popcorn)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl
Beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy
Add egg to mixture and beat until just blended
Beat in flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt
Stir in crushed hard caramel candies and 1/8 teaspoon salt
Pop popcorn according to directions on package
Stir in 3 cups prepared popped popcorn with a rubber spatula
Drop a tablespoon of dough on parchment paper lined cookie sheets (2 inches apart)
Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until lightly browned
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