Movie Theater Cookies Recipe
Popcorn is that salty, buttery snack that fills movie theatres with its tantalizing aroma. Better get a jumbo container, because everyone’s going to want some. We got to thinking, how could we make this simple food even better? We experimented in our test kitchen. And the Movie Theater Cookie was born. This combination of salty and sweet will have your taste buds doing back flips. Like munching out of a popcorn container and sinking your teeth into a warm cookie at the same time, these cookies give you the best of both worlds. Pick a flick because your snack is ready. Tasty tip: you can substitute 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate morsels for chocolate nonpareils to get the true movie theater experience.
- Movie Theater Cookies
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- 2 1/3cupsall-purpose flour
- 1teaspoonbaking soda
- 3/4cupbutter softened
- 3/4cupfirmly packed brown sugar
- 2large eggs
- 1teaspoonvanilla extract
- 2(3.1-ounce)packages semisweet chocolate nonpareils*
- 4cupslightly buttered and salted popped popcorn
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in nonpareils. Fold in popcorn. Using a 1-inch spring-loaded cookie scoop, drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with the bottom of a juice glass.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days, but are best the day they’re made.
*We used Sno-Caps.