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Snack Attack Cookies

Buttered popcorn.








Well gee…I like all of those things..


Why don’t I shove it all in a cookie?


Crispy edges.  Chewy middles.  Sweet.  Salty.  Brilliant.




Snack Attack Cookies

Base recipe from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook…I just added everything but the kitchen sink

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups popped popcorn (salted and buttered!)1/2 cup M&M candies
1/4 cup roasted peanuts1/4 cup crushed pretzels

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer or stand mixer until the mixture is light, fluffy and smooth
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.  The mixture should be smooth and pale
  3. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking soda and salt until well incorporated
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until a smooth dough forms and all flour is incorporated.  Fold in the M&Ms, peanut and pretzels just until evenly distributed.
  5. Fold the popped popcorn in last.  It will break down a bit as you stir.  I think it’s best if you can see some popcorn in the cookie so try not to stir too much!
  6. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  For pretty, round cookies roll 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and place on the baking sheet with enough space between for spreading (about 2 inches).  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown and the middles just barely begin to set.  Do not overbake!
  8. Makes about 24 cookies


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